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Here are my 2013 Oscar odds

There were a few surprises among the nominations announced for the 2013 Academy Awards. You can argue all you want but the list has been set.

Here are my early predictions of the odds of who will win.

Best Picture
“Les Miserables” 2-1
“Lincoln” 3-1
“Zero Dark Thirty” 5-1
“Amour” 6-1
“Silver Linings Playbook” 8-1
“Argo” 10-1
“Life of Pi” 12-1
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” 12 -1
“Django Unchained” 20-1

Best Actor
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” 2-1
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” 3-1
Denzel Washington, “Flight” 8-1
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook” 20-1
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” 30-1

Best Actress
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” 2-1
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible” 3-1
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” 4-1
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” 5-1
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” 15-1

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” 3-1
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” 4-1
Alan Arkin, “Argo” 4-1
Robert DeNiro, “Silver Linings Playbook” 5-1
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master” 12-1

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables” 2-1
Sally Field, “Lincoln” 3-1
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions” 5-1
Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook” 10-1
Amy Adams, “The Master” 12-1

Responses to "Here are my 2013 Oscar odds"

SVFA75 says:

I’m not sure exactly how “odds” work, but I assume you mean you are predicting “Les Miserables” is the favorite to win the best picture Oscar.

If that’s what you mean, I’m hoping you don’t bet your mortgage on it because you’ll be looking for a new place to live.

I’d be shocked if “Les Miserables” wins in any category aside from Anne Hathaway. Given past history from the various other awards — the DGA, WGA and Producer’s Guild — I’d say the race is between “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

D says:

Interesting opinion about Les Mis. Can you provide any more details on your comment about “past history from the various other awards”?

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