Bet on the Oscars 2020

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The winner of the 2019 Academy Awards was Green Book! Were your Oscars betting picks right?

While you wait to bet on the Oscars 2020, see the picks from last year below.

Odds on the Best Picture Nominees 2019

Bet on the Oscars

After the legalization of betting and gambling in New Jersey last year, you can now also bet on the Oscars! As the 91st edition of the most prestigious awards in the film industry approaches, speculation of who will be the winners are at its peak. And for the first time in history, NJ operators are taking bets on the Oscar nominees for 2019.

Helpful info to know about Academy Award Betting

Oscars 2019 Betting Details
Date February 9, 2020
Time 8:00 PM EST

New Jersey is the first and only state to allow legal betting on this year’s Academy Awards. The market opened up as soon as the nominees were announced on January 22 and will stay open until the Awards Ceremony, which will take place on February 24, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. PST /8:00 p.m. EST. This is an experiment and it is uncertain whether it will happen again, so don’t miss your chance to bet on your favorite Oscar contender. Read our guide on how to bet on the Oscars below to maximize your chances.

Best Picture Nominees 2019

Here are the 8 Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards 2019. Find out more about each film and the best picture odds below as of the date of February 21.

Bet on Roma

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Sugarhouse -278
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This Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film is set in Mexico City in the 1970s. It follows the life of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) , a domestic worker employed by a middle-class family. It is a touching reflection on domestic life, class, and childhood.

Bet on Green Book

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Sugarhouse +325
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A road movie through segregated 1960s America with an unlikely duo made of a world-class black pianist (Mahershala Ali) on tour and his driver, an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx (Viggo Mortensen).

Bet on The Favourite

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Sugarhouse +1700
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Set in 18th century England, the film follows a sick and vulnerable queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as she distracts herself from issues such as war and taxes by nurturing a close friendship with Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and the servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), who, in turn, compete for her attention.

Bet on BlacKkKlansman

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Sugarhouse +2500
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The true story of an African American police officer (John David Washington) who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

Bet on Black Panther

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Sugarhouse +2800
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A superhero movie centered around T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the successor to the kingdom of Wakanda, who must fight an old enemy to protect the future of his country.

Bet on Bohemian Rhapsody

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Sugarhouse +3000
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The film portrays Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and his legendary rock band Queen, from their rise to fame, through their hard times, and to their iconic performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.

Bet on A Star is Born

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Sugarhouse +4000
Resorts +5000 Open an account >>

The film is a remake that follows the ups and downs of an ambitious young singer (Lady Gaga)  with ambition and a successful but troubled musician (Bradley Cooper) as they meet, fall in love, and make music.

Bet on Vice

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An unrecognizable Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, who becomes Vice-president under George W. Bush and changes the country forever.

Additional betting odds for the 2019 Academy Awards

Most of the online sportsbooks aren't just covering odds for the Best Picture Nominees. They cover all the other Oscar categories with odds as well. See the rest of the categories to bet on for the Oscars:

Actor in a leading role

  • Christian Bale in Vice
  • Rami Malet in Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
  • Viggo Mortensen in Green Book
  • Willem Dafoe in At Eternity's Gate

Actress in a leading role

  • Yalitza Aparicio in Roma
  • Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
  • Gleen Close in The Wife
  • Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Olivia Colman in The Favourite

Actor in a supporting role

  • Mahershala Ali in Green Book
  • Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Adam Drive in BlacKkKlansman
  • Same Rockwell in Vice
  • Sam Elliott in A Star Is Born

Actress in a supporting role

  • Amy Adams in Vice
  • Emma Stone in The Favourite
  • Marina de Tavira in Roma
  • Rache Weisz in The Favourite
  • Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk

Animated Feature Film

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


  • Cold War
  • Roma
  • The Favourite
  • A Star Is Born
  • Never Look Away


  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Roma
  • Cold War
  • Vice
  • The Favourite

Documentary (Feature)

  • Free Solo
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • RBG
  • Minding the Gap

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Black Sheep
  • A Night at The Garden
  • End Game
  • Period. End of Sentence.
  • Lifeboat

Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Green Book
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Vice
  • The Favourite

Foreign Language Film

  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Roma (Mexico)
  • Cold War (Poland)
  • Shoplifters (Japan)
  • Never Look Away (Germany)

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Music (Original Score)

  • Black Panther
  • Isle of Dogs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • If Beale Street Could Talk

Music (Original Song)

  • “All the Stars” from Black Panther
  • “Shallow” from A Star is Born
  • “I'll Fight” from RBG
  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns

Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • First Man

Short Film (Animated)

  • Animal Behaviour
  • One Small Step
  • Bao
  • Weekends
  • Late Afternoon

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Detainment
  • Mother
  • Fauve
  • Skin
  • Marguerite

Sound Editing

  • Black Panther
  • A Quiet Place
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Roma
  • First Man

Sound Mixing

  • Black Panther
  • Roma
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Star is Born
  • First Man

Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ready Player One
  • Christopher Robin
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • First Man

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • A Star is Born
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • First Reformed
  • Vice
  • Green Book

Tips on how to bet on the Oscars

The process of betting on the Oscars is similar to any other kind of betting, but in the case of the former, what’s different is that the results are based on predetermined information, unlike sports. A computer program was taught to predict the Oscar winners. You can see if the computer's picks match the bookmakers' odds in Oscars. You can bet on the Oscars in retail casinos in Atlantic City but also online if you are physically located in the Garden State. The operators Sugarhouse, Fanduel, are only taking bets in the Best Picture Category, but others also include Best Director, Best Actor and three other categories.

Since the nominees have been announced last month, there has been a lot of talk and speculation on which picture will win the Academy Award 2019. Before you place a bet, have a look at all the Oscar contenders and their odds. You can also check out the previous nominees and winners and if there have been any trends over the years.

You can supplement your research by looking at the Golden Globes or SAG winners. That can give you some insight into what the juries are favoring this year. However, even with the best odds and all the right information, there is no guarantee that any of the Oscar predictions will be true. Surprises do happen, like when Rocky won Best Picture in 1977 against all expectations.

While these tips won’t ensure you a win, they can guide you in how to make your decision when betting on this year’s Best Picture winner. To place a bet, simply follow the links above.