You Can Bet On The Oscars At Some Michigan Sportsbooks

Grab your popcorn and Milk Duds. This year, a few select Michigan sportsbooks are offering odds on the annual Academy Awards categories. Whether there’s slap-drama or no, the broadcast should be exciting, as Hollywood icons vie for hardware.

With odds from Michigan sportsbook apps, you’ll be able to toss a few dollars on the Best Picture or even wager on Cate Blanchett to win her third Oscar. The 95th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, March 12, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

DraftKings and FanDuel are both offering odds on several of the awards categories for what is commonly known as the “Oscars.” The film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which had the courage to tackle the topics of the multiverse, generational conflict, and the IRS, is favored by those two Michigan sportsbooks to win Best Picture.

How to bet on the Oscars in Michigan

  • On the FanDuel Michigan app, search for “Oscars” in the search field at the top of the website or your mobile app.
  • To find odds on the Oscars in DraftKings Michigan, select the category “Academy Awards” under the “A to Z” listing on the menu.

Both DraftKings and FanDuel are listing odds for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actors/Actress, Best Screenplay, and more.

Unlike sporting events, where typically a consensus exists between most sportsbooks on point spreads and moneylines, with non-sports awards events such the Oscars, it can be interesting to see how varied the odds can be.

For example, DraftKings Michigan lists Steven Spielberg at +600 to win Best Director for his work on the semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans, whereas FanDuel prices that bet at a heftier +850.

Can I Bet on the Oscars?

Not every sports betting app or retail sportsbook in Michigan is offering odds on the Academy Awards. We were unable to locate odds for the awards show on BetMGM nor Caesars, for example. You should contact a retail sportsbook or casino sportsbook location to see if they offer odds, before you plan a trip to place a wager on the Oscars.

Odds for Best Picture

Everything Everywhere All At Once might be a mouthful of a title, but you will likely hear it a lot during Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast. The film has already swept the four guild awards (SAG, DGA, PGA, and WGA) this awards season, something only four other movies (all of which won Best Picture Oscar) have ever done.*

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once -1400
  • All Quiet on the Western Front +1100
  • The Banshees of Inisherin  +1400
  • Top Gun Maverick +1800
  • The Fabelmans +3000
  • Tar +5000
  • Elvis +6500
  • Avatar: The Way of Water +10000
  • Women Talking +15000
  • Triangle of Sadness +20000

*The others were American Beauty (1999), No Country for Old Men (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and Argo (2012).

Odds for Best Actor

  • Brendan Fraser (The Whale) -175
  • Austin Butler (Elvis) +125
  • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) +1200
  • Paul Mescal (Aftersun) +5000
  • Bill Nighy (Living) +6500

Don’t sleep on Butler, who was uncanny in his portrayal of The King in the biopic Elvis. A winning $100 bet on Butler would get you $225 (including your stake).

Best Actress odds

  • Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) -175
  • Cate Blanchett (Tar) +125
  • Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) +2500
  • Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) +3500
  • Ana de Armas (Blonde) +5000

You’ll need to wager $175 on Yeoh just to win $100. Everything Everywhere All At Once has a leading 11 Oscar nominations, and Yeoh is expected to take the statue for her fantastic work in the film.

About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for Michigan Sharp. He is an accomplished author, who has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He isn't far from the Michigan action, residing near Lake Michigan, where he lives with his daughters.