My Guy has Oscars lines up which really excites me. Award ceremonies are boring as shit, unless you bet on them…plus it’s practically free money. Base has already blogged about our past Oscar and Golden Globe experiences and he also explained the ‘Finding Nemo’ bet, which has become part of our gambling vocabulary. And by the looks of it we have a ‘Finding Nemo’ bet this year. My early selections.
Odds to win Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Bastards (-2500) This is the freest of free money, big ups to Big Mick for calling this way back when Bastards was released. Waltz is cleaning up in every award ceremony, this is a no brainer. The problem is that I can only win like $3.56 if I max out my account…My Guy is going to be real suspicious when I call him to have my limit increased to $50,000.
Odds to win Best Actor – Jeff Bridges (-800) I like this for a couple reasons. First, the Oscars are notorious for handing out Best Actor awards to actors late in their careers, even when those people have had better previous performances. The two best examples are Denzel Washington for Training Day (should have won for his role in Virtuosity or He Got Game) and Al Pacino for Scent of a Women (got snubbed for his role in Scarface). Also, no one saw Crazy Heart and the Academy loves the obscure/artistic flicks.
Will post all my selections before the 7th…