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Oscars Betting Odds: All the Favorites at the 2022 Academy Awards

The Power of the Dog is the favorite for Best Picture, while Will Smith (King Richard) leads the way for Best Actor.

The 94th Academy Awards are on Sunday in Los Angeles, and movie fans attending Super Bowl-style watch parties and betting on award winners has become an annual tradition as synonymous with the evening as the Red Carpet and the who’s-wearing-what,.

While the illegal market is likely to be robust, there are four U.S. states where you can legally bet on the Oscars: Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan and New Jersey. As Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall host the event broadcast on ABC, betters from the Garden State to the Bayou will be focused on maximizing profits from those golden statues.

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Here are the lines for many of the major awards as of Thursday on FanDuel:

Best Picture

The Power of the Dog: -140
CODA: +105
Belfast: +1100
King Richard: +2300
Dune: +2800
West Side Story: +3500
Licorice Pizza: +5500
Don’t Look Up: +6500
Drive My Car: +6500
Nightmare Alley: +8000

Best Actor

Will Smith (King Richard): -600
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog): +550
Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick…Boom!): +1000
Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of MacBeth): +2800
Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos): +4100

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye): -140
Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos): +240
Kristen Stewart (Spencer): +500
Olivia Coleman (The Lost Daughter): +500
Penelope Cruz (Parellel Mothers): +1600

Best Director

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog): -2400
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza): +2300
Stephen Spielberg (West Side Story): +2300
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast): +2300
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car): +2900

Best Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur (CODA): -350
Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog): +230
Ciaran Hinds (Belfast): +1800
Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog): +2800
J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos): +3500

Best Original Screenplay

Licorice Pizza: -135
Belfast: +135
Don’t Look Up: +600
The Worst Person in the World: +1000
King Richard: +2900

Best Adapted Screenplay

CODA: -165
The Power of the Dog: +145
The Lost Daughter: +600
Drive My Car: +1600
Dune: +2400

Best Cinematography

Dune: -950
The Power of the Dog: +270
The Tragedy of MacBeth: +1600
West Side Story: +2300
Nightmare Alley: +2900

Best Film Editing

Dune: -105
King Richard: +200
The Power of the Dog: +300
Tick, Tick…Boom!: +1300
Don’t Look Up: +2100

Best Documentary Feature

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): -310
Flee: +260
Attica: +1600
Ascension: +3200
Writing with Fire: +3500

Best Animated Feature

Encanto: -1100
The Mitchells vs the Machines: +800
Flee: +1000
Luca: +1700
Raya and the Last Dragon: +3500

Best Original Song

No Time To Die- Billie Eilish (No Time to Die): -250
Dos Oruguitas- Lin Manuel Miranda (Encanto): +220
Be Alive- Beyonce & DIXSON (King Richard): +700
Down To Joy- Van Morrison (Belfast): +1800
Somehow You Do- Diane Warren (Four Good Days): +1800

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About The Author
Shlomo Sprung
Shlomo Sprung
Shlomo Sprung is a Senior Staff Writer at Boardroom. He has more than a decade of experience in journalism, with past work appearing in Forbes, MLB.com, Awful Announcing, and The Sporting News. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2011, and his Twitter and Spotify addictions are well under control. Just ask him.