You can’t bet on them, but Las Vegas sets Oscar odds

Don’t go cashing in your 401(k) just because you really like Matthew McConaughey and you want to put your money where your mouth is.

These Oscar odds, offered by Johnny Avello, director of race and sports operations at Wynn Las Vegas, are for entertainment purposes only.

The way he sees it, expect tight races in the director, actor and supporting actress categories.

The 86th Academy Awards will be handed out March 2.


“12 Years a Slave” 2-5

“American Hustle” 4-1

“Gravity” 10-1

“The Wolf of Wall Street” 15-1

“Dallas Buyers Club” 30-1

“Captain Phillips” 40-1

“Philomena” 60-1

“Nebraska” 75-1

“Her” 100-1


Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” 2-3

Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” 5-2

Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street” 9-1

David O. Russell, “American Hustle” 10-1

Alexander Payne, “Nebraska” 40-1


Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” 6-5

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” 8-5

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” 5-1

Bruce Dern, “Nebraska” 12-1

Christian Bale, “American Hustle” 30-1


Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” 1-4

Sandra Bullock, “Gravity” 10-1

Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County” 12-1

Amy Adams, “American Hustle” 14-1

Judi Dench, “Philomena” 15-1


Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” 1-2

Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave” 3-1

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips” 12-1

Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street” 20-1

Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle” 25-1


Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” 6-5

Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” 7-5

June Squibb, “Nebraska” 8-1

Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County” 14-1

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine” 20-1


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