Michigan Gamblers Can Bet On 2021 Oscars

Gamblers in Michigan can place bets on the 93rd Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live on April 25th on ABC and on the ABC App.

Approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board makes Michigan the third state to legalize betting on the awards, commonly known as the “Oscars.” New Jersey and Indiana previously legalized gambling on the event.

Given the challenges brought on by Covid, the motion picture industry had experienced a difficult time over the last 14 months. Still, many excellent films have been released despite a reduction on overall production.

The movie Nomadland and its’ director, Chloe Zhao have emerged as favorites to take home the iconic gold statue. Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) is also a favorite in the best actor field.

Nominees And Odds For 2021 Oscars

Here are the current odds from DraftKings for the four most popular categories: best picture, best director, best actor, and best actress.

Nomadland -670
The Trial of the Chicago 7 +650
Promising Young Woman +1400
Minari +1400
Mank +2800
Judas and the Black Messiah +3000
Sound of Metal +5000
The Father +8000

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland -2500
David Fincher, Mank +1000
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari +1400
Emerald Fenell, Promising Young Woman +1700
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round +2000

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom -2500
Anthony Hopkins, The Father +800
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal +1400
Steven Yeun, Minari +2000
Gary Oldman, Mank +2500

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman +125
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom +180
Frances McDormand, Nomadland +350
Andra Day, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday +600
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman +1400

Gamblers can wager on 23 award categories in Michigan, including best picture, best actor and actress, best-supporting actor, and actress.

Complete list of categories available for Oscars wagering in 2021:

  • Best actor
  • Best actress
  • Best adapted screenplay
  • Best animated feature
  • Best animated short
  • Best cinematography
  • Best costume design
  • Best director
  • Best documentary feature
  • Best documentary short subject
  • Best film editing
  • Best international feature film
  • Best live action short
  • Best makeup/hairstyling
  • Best original score
  • Best original screenplay
  • Best original song
  • Best picture
  • Best production design
  • Best sound
  • Best supporting actor
  • Best supporting actress
  • Best visual effects
About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.