Oscar Odds: Predictions for Best Picture at 2022 Academy Awards

The Power of Dog with Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Oscar best picture odds are favoring ‘The Power of Dog’ to win at the 94th Academy Awards.
  • Will Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch will go head to head as the frontrunners for best actor.
  • We cover the biggest predicted winners for Oscars 2022 below.

The 2022 Oscar’s is almost here, ‘The Power of Dog’ is favored to scoop the majority of the awards at this years Oscars. While, musicals are making a comeback with West Side Story and CODA underdogs to win an Academy Award. We review the latest Academy award odds for 2022 that will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27.

2022 Oscar Odds: Betting on the Academy Awards

Oscar odds are live for 2022! Yes you heard right, all the major online sportsbooks are accepting wagers on the 94th Academy Awards. Picking an Oscar winner can be a much smoother betting experience than betting on your favorite team. In this article will we cover just about every Oscars category that betting odds are available on.

Best Picture Odds 2022

The Power of the Dog-200
West Side Story+1000
King Richard+2000
Licorice Pizza+2500
Drive My Car+3300
Don’t Look Up+5000
Nightmare Alley+10000

‘The Power of the Dog’ is a clear favorite best picture at the 2022 Academy Awards. You can bet $200 to net $100 profit on Jane Champion’s modern masterpiece.

Following on the heels of that is ‘Belfast’ there are many reasons why Belfast should win best picture. As it’s a charming look at ‘The Troubles’, a topic that’s rarely made it’s way into Hollywood’s eyes. At +325, you can bet $100 to net $325 on ‘Belfast’ winning best movie at this years Oscars.

The original West Side Story won a total of 10 Oscars at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962, making it the musical film with the most Academy wins, including Best Picture. The 2021 version is getting rave reviews, from a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes it’s coming in as joint third favorite with ‘CODA’ at +1000. (Bet $100, win $1000).

CODA’s Oscar odds have went from +2000 in recent weeks to +1000 or shorter depending which online sportsbook you check. As “CODA” is just nominated for best picture at the Hollywood Film Awards, opinions turn to its Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and Producers Guild of America nominations, where its chances of winning are the highest.

A Closer Look At The 2022 Oscar Nominees

Odds to win Best Actor 2022

Will Smith (King Richard)-500
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)+350
Andrew Garfield (tick, tick… BOOM!)+900
Denzel Washington (The Tradegy of Macbeth)+5000
Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)+5000

Betting favorite for best actor at this years Oscars, Will Smith took home the Golden Globes and SAG Awards for best actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father in King Richard.

Sports betting sites now see a large disparity between his odds for the Oscar and the Golden Globe, which have gone from -250 to -500. Meaning you’d have to put down $500 now just make $100 profit.

The more profitable second favorite Benedict Cumberbatch has odds of +350 for his career defining performance. Bet $100 to net $350 on Cumberbatch on winning his second Oscar award for best actor since ‘The Intimidation Game’.

Oscars: Best Actor Predictions 2022

Odds to win Best Actress 2022

Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)+115
Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)+150
Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)+500
Kristen Stewart (Spencer)+550
Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)+2000

Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman are the clear favorites for best actress at this tears Oscars. Both actresses are coming in with plus odds, bet $100 on Chastain to net $115, where as $110 wager on Kidman would profit $150 for her role in ‘Being The Ricardos’.

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Best Director Odds

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)-650
Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)+900
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)+1000
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)+1400
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)+1600

Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of Dog’ leads the best director category. Campion would become the first woman to win back to back awards for a second time in 94 years.

‘Belfast’ is certainly a contender for the Picture, Director, and Screenplay Oscars, and so could both films since they’re both nominated in those categories.

Best Supporting Actor Odds 2022

Kodi Smith-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)-155
Troy Kotsur (CODA)+110
Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)+900
Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)+3300
J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)+3300

Best Supporting Actress Odds 2022

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)-1000
Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)+500
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)+1600
Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)+2000
Judi Dench (Belfast)+2500

Best Cinematography Odds 2022

The Power of the Dog+300
West Side Story+1600
The Tragedy of Macbeth+2000
Nightmare Alley+2500

Best Costume Design Odds 2022

West Side Story+1000
Nightmare Alley+2000

Best Animated Movie Odds 2022

The Mitchell’s vs. The Machines+1000
Raya and the Last Dragon+2500

Best International Film Odds 2022

Drive My Car-1100
The Worst Person in the World+800
The Hand of God+3300
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom+3300

Best Documentary Odds 2022

Summer of Soul-200
Writing with Fire+2000

Best Film Editing Odds

The Power of the Dog+175
Don’t Look Up+1200
tick, tick… BOOM!+2000
King Richard+3300

Best Sound Odds

West Side Story+300
No Time to Die+900
The Power of the Dog+1600

Best Song Odds

Song (Movie)Odds
No Time to Die (No Time to Die)-300
Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)+240
Be Alive (King Richard)+800
Down to Joy (Belfast)+2000
Somehow You Do (Four Good Days)+2500

Best Score Odds

The Power of the Dog+225
Don’t Look Up+2000
Parallel Mothers+3300

Best Visual Effects Odds

Spider-Man: No Way Home+700
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings+800
Free Guy+1600
No Time to Die+2500

2022 Oscars Odds FAQ

What movie is the favorite for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars?

The Power of the Dog (-200) is the current betting favorite to win Best Picture with Belfast (+325) as second favorite and West Side Story coming in at (+1000).

Who is favored to win Best Director at the Oscars in 2022?

Jane Campion who directed ‘The Power of the Dog’ is a -650 betting favorite to win best director.

Who is favorite to win Best Actor at the 2022 Oscars?

Will Smith is -500 to take home Best Actor for his portrayal of ‘King Richard’


  • James is a passionate sports enthusiast, a seasoned betting expert, and the driving force behind Betting Insider Journal, a leading authority in iGaming and the world of sports betting news. With a lifelong fascination for sports and a knack for predicting the outcomes of games, James can be found either at the game or writing about the game.

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James is a passionate sports enthusiast, a seasoned betting expert, and the driving force behind Betting Insider Journal, a leading authority in iGaming and the world of sports betting news. With a lifelong fascination for sports and a knack for predicting the outcomes of games, James can be found either at the game or writing about the game.

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