Two-thousand and eighteen is the year of the 90th Annual Academy Awards, where the best films of 2017 will be in a tight competition in numerous categories. This year, the ceremony will take place in Los Angeles in March, with Jimmy Kimmel again as this year’s host, the first end-to-end appearance of a host since Billy Crystal in the 90s.
Every year during the same period, the Academy Awards ceremony is a hot topic at every UK bookie, so this year too newest online bookmakers have posted their odds for all the movies and actors nominated for the Oscar.
Do you have a favourite? Well, even if you are not into cinematography, the Awards are a great opportunity for making money by betting on the favourites or underdogs. After storming at the top at all the box offices in the USA and internationally, Dunkirk has probably the best odds of winning the award in the category of Best Picture, as well as an entire host of other awards in different categories. Let us see what the bookies are offering.
SportNation is known as the official betting partner of the English Barmy Army. At the moment, you can place different bets in several Academy Awards categories at SportNation, such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
If you are not familiar with the latest blockbusters and directors or actors, you can easily tell which the favourites are by looking at the odds. You can just bet on the favourite comfortably without worrying it will flop, but if you want to make a bigger profit, you should definitely read some reviews and insights by critics if there are any hidden favourites.
SportNation runs several betting promotions, some pertaining to specific sports, some available for all betting markets among which the Annual Academy Awards. If you decide to stick with SportNation, you can regularly check the Promotions section if there are bonuses specifically for the Awards. At the moment, SportNation gives £100 as a welcome bonus to all new bettors that have made their first deposit of at least £200.
RedZone Sports is an interesting British online bookie that loves everything that has to do with the USA including the Annual Academy Awards. That is why you will find a big opportunity here for betting on many sports popular in the USA, or anything related to entertainment or politics.
Almost all of the bonuses including the welcome bonus are designed for betting on the NFL, but surely, there will be some bonus for the Oscars right before the ceremony in March. Until then, you can enjoy seven different bonuses. If you use deposit code RZ200 on your first deposit as a new bettor, RedZone will award you with 40% bonus calculated from your deposit up to £200. Other promotions include moneyline moneybacks, cashbacks, cash boosts, and handicaps.
EnergyBet has a strong presence in England as the official in stadia betting partner of Milwall F.C. and the main sponsor of Leyton Orient. Online, EnergyBet is best known for football betting, but, just like many other bookies, they will let you place wagers on the Academy Awards. The odds for the awards are posted at the website under the ‘Oscar’ category. EnergyBet has such a diverse markets offering that you can bet on anything from sports to rap battles.
In the category for Best Director, EnergyBet have given the best odds to Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water. You can bet on him at odds 83/100, followed by Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk at odds 6/5.
If you want to score a bonus, you can visit the promotions department and see what is at offer. The welcome bonus for new depositors is €25, and there are weekend accumulator offers. Remember that with each bet at EnergyBet, you collect points that you can exchange for prizes in the EnergyShop at the website.
One of the flagships of BTM Entertainment Group is Roy Richie, an online bookmaker offering pre-match and live betting. Here the best odds for winning the Best Picture award have gone to Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri on which you can bet at odds 11/10.
There are also odds for Best Director (Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk stands at 83/100), Best Actor (Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour at 11/50) and Best Actress (F. McDormand for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri at 1/2). It is very unlikely that these odds will change by the start of the ceremony.
Promotions-wise, there are bonuses for first depositors, for combo bets, there is a mobile risk free bet and the cash out feature, which allows you to make an early cash out by abandoning your active bet. With the first deposit bonus, you can get up to €100 on your first deposit by using the code RRS100. You can use it to bet on the Academy Awards nominees.