Let’s Talk Gambling For A Moment

Not Funny But True

I don’t think anyone should gamble but due to my strong desire to serve the public I would like to offer the following helpful insights regarding the moneyline wager and how it looks Academy Award wise so take a look at the example below –

83rd Annual Oscar Awards – Best Picture

  • The Social Network +100
  • The King’s Speech -500
  • The Fighter +2000
  • Toy Story 3 +5000
  • Black Swan +2500
  • Inception +2000
  • 127 Hours +5000
  • True Grit +2000
  • The Kids Are All Right +4000
  • Winter’s Bone +2500

The moneyline wager means you are picking who you think will win the contest straight up. In the example above, the moneyline odds on the film “The Social Network” are +100. In this example, “The Social Network” is the underdog and that that for every $100 you wager you will win $100. However, you do not have to wager $100 but the payout ratio would be scaled to your actual wager. The favorite in this example is “The King’s Speech”  denoted by the -500. You have to risk $500 to win $100 and that is why in general people bet the underdogs due to the ratio of payout based on the moneyline approach.

As you can see this could be used as a helpful tool to help see where people (and possibly the “experts”) are putting their money and you could easily determine the favorites off that.  Take a look at the following and let me know if you have any questions as I am trying to do my best to educate the public in case they are planning to participate in any Oscar related pools.  Good luck and again don’t wager!

Best Director –

  • David Fincher (The Social Network) -200
  • Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech) -110
  • Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) +1500
  • Ethan and Joel Coen (True Grit) +2500
  • David O. Russell (The Fighter) +2500


Best Actor –

  • Colin Firth (The Kings Speech) -6000
  • James Franco (127 Hours) +1000
  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) +1200
  • Jeff Bridges (True Grit) +1800
  • Javier Bardem (Biutiful) +3000


Best Actress –

  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan) -2000
  • Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) +400
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone) +2000
  • Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) +3000
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) +5000


Supporting Actor –

  • Christian Bale (The Fighter) -1500
  • Geoffrey Rush (The Kings Speech) +350
  • Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right) +4000
  • John Hawkes (Winters Bone) +4000
  • Jeremy Renner (The Town) +4000


Supporting Actress –

  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter) -400
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Kings Speech) +400
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) +300
  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) +2000
  • Amy Adams (The Fighter) +2000


Costume Design –

  • Alice in Wonderland +130
  • I Am Love +1500
  • The King’s Speech -200
  • The Tempest +600
  • True Grit +500


Foreign Film –

  • Biutiful (Mexico) -200
  • Dogtooth (Greece) +700
  • In a Better World (Denmark) +200
  • Incendies (Canada) +250
  • Outside the Law (Algeria) +1000

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