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2022 Oscar Odds Tighten Across Key Markets After Critics Choice Awards

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2022 Oscar Odds Tighten Across Key Markets After Critics Choice Awards

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Oscar voting begins on Thursday. The favorites to win Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress honors all saw their odds tighten across U.S. betting sites after big wins in the Critics Choice Awards Sunday night.

”The Power Of the Dog,” which is directed by Jane Campion, scored Best Picture honors. Will Smith (“King Richard) and Jessica Chastain ("The Eyes Of Tammy Faye") took home Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

AND THE WINNER IS: 2022 Oscar Betting Odds & Analysis

The 27th Critics Choice Awards honored performances in both television and film. “The Power Of The Dog” won four awards, including best director for Campion.

“Dog” remains the consensus favorite to take home Best Picture honors at the Academy Awards. That ceremony is scheduled for March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET. The Netflix dark drama leads all films with 12 Oscar nominations. Its price moved to -285 at DraftKings from -225 before the Critics Choice ceremony.


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Smith, Chastain Oscar Odds On The Rise

2022 Oscar Odds Tighten Across Key Markets After Critics Choice Awards 1

Smith remains the solid pick to win Best Actor honors for his role as Richard Williams in “King Richard.” That film tells the story of the famed Williams tennis sisters through the eyes of their mentor/father. The Critics Choice win further solidified Smith’s status as an Oscar betting favorite since he won the Golden Globe in January. Smith's odds continued to rise and now stand at -650 at DraftKings. They are up from -400 before the Critics Choice ceremony.

Chastain took home “Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Lead Role” during the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her effort in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” That win capatulted her into the the favorite spot to win the Oscar this year.

Chastain is now up to -140 at DraftKings to win her first Oscar in what is her third nomination. Her price was +145 before the CC awards.

Before the SAG Awards, Chastain was +500 at BetMGM and +600 at DraftKings to win the Oscar. Nicole Kidman was the pre-SAG favorite on betting apps to win the Best Actress Oscar. She starred as Lucille Ball in the docu-drama “Being The Ricardos.” Kidman won the Golden Globe Award for the performance. She was +100 at both sites before the SAG ceremony. She is now +250.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is a bio-pic that tells the story of the televangelist beginning with her childhood in a strict religious home to her rise and fall alongside her husband and fellow TV preacher Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield). Tammy Faye Messner (she remarried after her divorce from Bakker) died in 2007.

Oscar voting begins on March 17 and ends five days later.


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Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.
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