Oscars betting can often seem an utterly thankless discipline for all but the most clued-up punters and at first glance the 2015 edition is little different.
Birdman and Boyhood are locked in an impossible to read two-way tussle for the best picture and best director golden boys, while Julianne Moore is nailed on for best actress at 3/100.
The search for value looks like a needle in a haystack job, but luckily for you that particular form of hunting is one we approve of here at news.bwin.com.
Eyes down for a couple of markets well worth a punt ahead of Hollywood’s gala of galas…
Will the same movie win the best actor and best director awards? No @ 11/10
‘Yes’ is the 13/20 favourite in this particular market, but just three films have done have done the double this millennium.
Each was a ‘The’ picture (The Artist, The King’s Speech and The Pianist) and the only one in both markets this time around is rank outsider The Imitation Game.
Eddie Redmayne’s 1/5 favouritism for the best-actor statuette further hints at the fact that the brace won’t be bagged in 2015 as Theory of Everything director James Marsh wasn’t even shortlisted.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel to win more Oscars than Birdman @ 19/20
Wes Anderson and Alejandro Inarritu’s features led the way when the nominations were announced with nine apiece.
Birdman is the 3/4 jolly in this tete-a-tete, but twee-peddler Anderson’s latest flick is the kind of doggy punters should be taking for a lengthy walk.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is hotly fancied to carry off three of the lesser gongs to the extent that the bwin layers consider the betting a case of the Rupert Everett feature v the rest.
By contrast five of the Inarritu film’s nine shortlistings are in the ultra competitive picture, director, actor, supporting actor and supporting actress heats, where reverses are widely expected.