Spotlight, “Revenant” Top Oscar Betting Odds

Though there’s no legal betting allowed on the Academy Awards, that hasn’t stopped the bookies from estimating hypothetical odds for which of the eight nominees for Best Picture will take out the big prize at the end of next month.

Las Vegas-based America’s Line, who normally deal with odds and point spreads for sporting leagues like the NFL and NBA, have crunched the numbers for laughs and have come up with the odds for not just the top award but the key four acting honors along with best director. Here are their suggested odds at this point:

Best Picture
1. Spotlight, 4 to 5
2. The Revenant, 6 to 5
3. The Big Short, 8 to 1
4. The Martian, 8 to 1
5. Mad Max: Fury Road, 20 to 1
6. Bridge of Spies, 30 to 1
7. Room, 40 to 1
8. Brooklyn, 50 to 1

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), 1 to 5
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), 5 to 1
Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), 10 to 1
Matt Damon (“The Martian”), 20 to 1
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), 25 to 1

Best Actress
Brie Larson (“Room”), 1 to 3
Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”), 7 to 2
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), 6 to 1
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), 8 to 1
Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”), 25 to 1

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”), 4 to 5
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”), 7 to 5
Tom Hardy (“The Revenant”), 8 to 1
Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight”), 10 to 1
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”), 12 to 1

Best Supporting Actress
Rooney Mara (“Carol”), 1 to 2
Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”), 3 to 1
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”), 7 to 2
Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”), 10 to 1
Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight”), 50 to 1

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”), 1 to 2
Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), 3 to 1
Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), 5 to 1
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), 8 to 1
Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”), 20 to 1

Source: Variety