We at The 405 are firm believers in making life a bit more fun wherever possible. Towards that end, if you're looking to bet on the upcoming Academy Awards, it's important to know your stuff. We checked Sports Betting Dime for some pre-nomination odds and predictions. 

A Star is Born is the odds-on favorite for Best Picture (the original from 1937 also scored 7 nominations, including Best Picture – the 1954 and 1976 versions did not) so far but there are others making a push. If you're looking to make this year's Oscars a little more interesting, SBD covers betting and appears to be updating the odds in the major categories regularly.

Here are the odds for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress as of this writing:

Best Picture:

A Star is Born +175

Roma +400

Green Book +900

First Man +1100

If Beale St Could Talk +1600

 

Best Actress:

Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) +110; Judy Garland received a nomination for her equivalent role in the 1954 A Star is Born, as did Janet Gaynor for her equivalent role in the 1937 version.

Glenn Close (The Wife) +275

Olivia Colman (The Favourite) +450

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) +800

Viola Davis (Widows) +900

Toni Collette (Hereditary) +2500

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer AND/OR Boy Erased) +2500

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) -160; Frederic March received a nomination for his equivalent role in the 1937 version, as did James Mason for his equivalent role in the 1954 version.

Christian Bale (Vice) +225

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) +600

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) +750

Ryan Gosling (First Man) +1000

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) +1100

Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun) +1600

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