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Betting on the Oscars 2012

The Academy Awards – The Oscars – will be held on February 26, 2012. Are you ready to place a bet on your favorite movie? Will it be The Artist, The Descendants, The Help or Huge? Who will win the Best Actor Award – George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist) or Brad Pitt (Moneyball)? Which lucky thespian will take Best Actress – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Viola Davis (The Help), or Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)?

Who will be the big winner at this year's Academy Awards?

The Artist is the leading contender for best picture. It has already won a Golden Globe and many other awards this past year. The Descendants and Huge are equally considered to have the next best odds for best picture.

Onto Best Actor – the two most known names here are Clooney and Pitt. Jean Dujardin’s Screen Actor’s Guild and Golden Globe awards leave him a strong contender.

For Best Actress, most movie buffs agree that this is a battle between Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams. Streep is a natural favorite, but with two previous Oscar wins, coupled with Williams’ powerful performance, we’ll let you make the bet.

Who do you think will win the most Academy Awards in 2012? Who will be the surprise winner? And what do the odds makers say?

For Best Film, William Hill gives these odds:

The Artist – 1/9
The Descendants – 8/1
The Help – 16/1
Huge – 16/1
War Horse – 33/1
Moneyball – 66/1
Midnight in Paris – 66/1
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – 80/1
The Tree of Life – 80/1

For Best Actor, William Hill gives these odds:

Jean Dujardin – 8/11
George Clooney – EVS (Even)
Brad Pitt – 20/1
Gary Oldman – 25/1
Demian Bichir – 50/1

For Best Actress, William Hill offers these odds:
Viola Davis – 8/11
Meryl Streep – EVS (Even)
Michelle Williams – 16/1
Rooney Mara – 66/1
Glenn Close – 66/1

OCA News Editor