Official Academy Award nominations shake up Oscar odds

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were unveiled Thursday, getting prop bettors excited for the Feb. 24 award show honoring film’s best and brightest.

Online sportsbooks have had Oscar odds up for a while now, but have trimmed the field – and their prices – after the official nominations. Here’s a look at current odds for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, with the price before the nomination in brackets.

Best Picture

Lincoln -250 (-222 before nomination)
Les Miserables +500 (+400)
Zero Dark Thirty +600 (+500)
Argo +700 (+700)
Silver Linings Playbook +2,500 (+2,500)
Life of Pi +2,500 (+2,500)
Amour +5,000 (N/A)
Beasts of the Southern Wild +10,000 (N/A)
Django Unchained +10,000 (N/A)

Best Director

Steven Spielberg - Lincoln -400 (-140)
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi +500 (+2,000)
Michael Heneke - Amour +1,000 (+3,300)
David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook +1,200 (+2,500)
Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild +2,800 (N/A)

Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln -1,000 (-625)
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables +700 (+700)
Denzel Washington - Flight +1,400 (+1,000)
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master +1,600 (+1,600)
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook +2,800 (+2,500)

Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook -222 (-200)
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty +200 (+185)
Emannuelle Riva - Amour +800 (+1,600)
Naomi Watts - The Impossible +2,000 (N/A)
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beast of the Southern Wild +2,500 (+2,500)

Odds courtesy of UWin.com.

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