Pinnacle Announces Updated Odds on Oscars
WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO (February 21, 2007) – With the 79th Annual Academy Awards only days away, Pinnacle Sports today announced updated odds on the seven main Oscar categories recognizing excellence in motion pictures. Pinnacle Sports was the initial bookmaker in the world to offer odds on this year's Oscars, releasing betting lines just minutes after the nominees were announced last month.
Heading into Sunday's award ceremony, The Departed has been pegged as the early favorite in order to win the Oscar with regard to Best Motion picture (1/1) as well as Best Director with regard to Martin Scorsese (1/6). Pinnacle Sports lists Forest Whitaker as the favorite in order to capture Best Actor honors with regard to his role in the last King of Scotland at 1/6 odds.
At the same time, Helen Mirren is a virtual lock in order to win Best Actress listed as an overwhelming 1/32 (i. e., win $1 for every $32 bet) favorite in order to win the award for her role in the Queen. Although Dreamgirls was not nominated with regard to Best Picture, Eddie Murphy (2/3) as well as Jennifer Hudson (2/7) tend to be favored in order to capture the Academy Award with regard to Best Supporting Actor as well as Actress, respectively.