Yes, You Can Wager On The Oscars In Michigan; Here Are The Latest Odds

Written By Julie Walker on February 18, 2022 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023
Hands holding academy awards

Lights, camera, wagers! Oscars season has opened, film fans, and so, too, have betting odds for the chosen top movies and actors.

The 94th Academy Award Show is set for 8 p.m. March 27, 2022, at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., with hosts Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer. It will air on ABC.

Still in sports mode? Not even aware who or what made the cut? PlayMichigan has you covered.

You can wager on the Academy Awards in Michigan, so read on for Oscars betting odds and where to find them.

But, if you want to snub this opportunity like they snubbed Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of Aretha Franklin, well, we respect that.

How to find Oscars betting odds at Michigan sportsbooks

With the 2022 Oscars still more than a month away, three Michigan sportsbooks are the first to offer odds for the arts. The Oscars odds may seem like they’re hiding for those used to navigating straight to sports wagers.

DraftKings Sportsbook MI lists Academy Awards odds within the “All Sports” tab. Luckily for those looking to make a bet, the “sports” are listed alphabetically, and “Academy Awards” is right at the top.

For BetMGM Michigan, go to the regular sports betting page and click the entertainment tab. From there, expand on the tab for the Academy Awards.

The odds at BetMGM will be taken down for adjustment from time to time. But they will, ultimately, be available.

At Caesars Sportsbook MI, expand the specials tab, click future bets and then “other” to find the cinematic wagers. Remember, there’s still plenty of time to catch up if you haven’t seen all of the nominees!

Best picture

Ten choices exist for best picture this season, and there’s a little something for everyone, including an epic Beatles movie, “Drive My Car”; a flick about the father of two of the greatest athletes of our time in “King Richard”, a tale from the eyes of a child growing up during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, “Belfast”,  a Western psychological drama in “The Power of the Dog”, an epic remake of “West Side Story”, and more.

Who will win the big award? We’ll have to wait and see.

The Power of the Dog-200-200-225
West Side Story+650+700+700
Licorice Pizza+1600+1400+1800
King Richard+2000+2500+2000
Drive My Car+2500+2500+1600
Don't Look Up+3500+3300+3300
Nightmare Alley+5000+6600+4000

Best Director

It’s no surprise that all five nominees for best director, in fact, directed the nominations for best movie.

Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog-750-650-1000
Kenneth Branagh - Belfast+900+1000+700
Steven Spielberg - Westside Story+900+900+1000
Rysuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car+1600+1400+1400
Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza+1200+1600+1400

Best Actor

The best actor category has just two actors from films nominated for best picture, including Will Smith from “King Richard” and Benedict Cumberbatch from “The Power of the Dog”.

Will Smith - King Richard-300-275-300
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power of the Dog+300+300+300
Andrew Garfield - tick, tick... BOOM!+550+600+500
Denzel Washington - The Tragedy of Macbeth+2500+3300+1200
Javier Bardem - Being the Ricardos+3500+3300+4000

Best Actress

This year’s best actress nominees all come from films that did not make the best picture cut, but nonetheless featured strong performances from leading ladies.

The list includes three actresses from biopics, with Nicole Kidman starring as Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos”, Kristen Stewart playing Princess Di in “Spencer” and Jessica Chastain as TV evangelist Tammy Faye Baker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”.

Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos+100+100-110
Kristen Stewart - Spencer+225+275+225
Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter+400+400+400
Jessica Chastain - The Eyes of Tammy Faye+550+500+500
Penelope Cruz - Parallel Mothers+1400+1600+1400

Supporting Actor

Four of the five nominees for best supporting actor represent “best picture” nominations, including Troy Kotsur, from CODA. CODA tells a tale out of Massachusetts of the only hearing girl in a deaf family trying to chase her dreams.

Kotsur plays the father of the young woman. His nomination is historic as he is the first deaf actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog-300-275-300
Tory Kotsur - CODA+300+300+350
Ciaran Hinds - Belfast+500+500+500
Jesse Plemons - The Power of the Dog+2000+1600+2000
J.K. Simmons - Being the Ricardos+2000+2500+2500

Supporting Actress

Once more, four of the five nominees for supporting actress played in films nominated for best picture except for nominee Jessie Buckley, who acted in “The Lost Daughter”. The family drama stars Olivia Colman, who is nominated for best actress.

Ariana DeBose - West Side Story-400-500-400
Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog+300+300+475
Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard+800+1000+700
Jessie Buckley - The Lost Daughter+2200+2500+1200
Judi Dench - Belfast+2000+2000+2500
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Julie has written, edited and designed words at five Michigan newspapers and websites. She’s worked on two sports desks, including at The Oakland Press and most recently at The Detroit News. Julie has contributed to stories on many big sports moments, from the NFL's 100th season to Super Bowls to Justin Verlander’s trade to the closing of the Palace of Auburn Hills.  Julie loves lakes, bonfires, Dachshunds, coaching Little League and carrying on her Dad’s fantasy football legacy that he started in 1987 — before there was an app for that.

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