This Sunday marks the biggest night of the year for the movie industry – the 93rd Academy Awards. It all gets underway at 8 PM ET on April 25th with movie fans able to tune in watch movie history happen.
With sports betting now a staple in Pennsylvania, viewers and movie fans can follow along the night by making bets and participating in free pools during the Oscars through the DraftKings online sportsbook. All you need is a DraftKings account to get started and you can have a sportsbook or DFS account.
Let’s break down what has DraftKings has planned for this weekend.
Oscars betting lines
DraftKings may primarily be known for its sports betting, but the online sportsbook is stepping up this weekend to offer betting lines in a variety of categories, including some of the lesser-known, less-talked-about awards of the evening.
Here are where DraftKings Oscar odds stand as of Tuesday night with the favorite for each category:
- Best Picture – Nomadland -670
- Best Oscar – Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom -1667
- Best Actress – Carey Mulligan +125
- Best Director – Choe Zhao -3335
- Best Support Actor – Daniel Kaluuya -2500
- Best Supporting Actress – Youn Yuh-jung -500
- Best International Feature Film – Another Round -1250
- Best Animated Feature – Soul -5000
- Best Documentary – My Octopus Teacher -500
- Best Original Screenplay – Promising Young Woman -455
- Best Original Song – Speak Now -155
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Nomadland -400
- Best Original Score – Soul -1667
- Best Cinematography – Nomadland -400
- Best Film Editing – Sound of Metal -118
- Best Production Design – Mank -560
- Best Animated Short – If Anything Happens I Love You -335
- Best Documentary Short Subject – A Love Song for Latasha -250
- Best Live Action Short – The Letter Room -167
- Best Costume Design – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom -500
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling – 670
- Best Sound – 2500
- Best Visual Effects -560.
$25k Film Awards Pool
If you prefer not to risk any of your money, the DraftKings Oscars Pool just might be what you are looking for. It’s free to enter for your chance to get your share of $25,000. The Pool will ask a series of questions that you can and answers. Should your answers put you among the top respondents, you will win a prize. The DraftKings Oscars Pool can be found under the “Pools” tab of the DraftKings site.
To participate, you must join before this Sunday at 8 PM ET.
If one pool isn’t enough, DraftKings will also be holding the Major League Eating Red Carpet Film Feast Pool and Live Stream before the Oscars at 6 PM ET. The Major League Eating event will itself be paying $10,000 in total prizes.