Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2006 -–

The 78th Oscar Award ceremony is soon to be celebrated and as the anticipation grows, thousands of people have gone online to bet on their favorites to win an award on the different categories.

Betmaker.com – Online Sportsbook, Poker and Casino- is now offering an extensive amount of updated odds for the event. Names like Phillip Seymour Hoffman stand out as the heavy public favorites to win the Award to the Best Actor in a Leading Role at -1000 (Bet 00 to win 0), but many movie-goers are taking their chances for an eventual upset and are looking to cash their tickets with much juicier comebacks betting on Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line) at +875 and heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain) at +625.

“Winning an Academy Award is arguably the most renown distinction for a professional entertainer in the film industry and is undoubtedly one of the most popular events on which people bet online outside of the sports world. Millions of movie fans around the world will be watching and millions are now betting on their favourites to take home an Oscar.” Says Larry Mac, headline odds-maker and line manager for Betmaker.com.

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Among the many odds available to bet on the Oscar, you can find:

Odds to win the best actress award

odds to win the best actress award reese witherspoon (walk the line) -600

odds to win the best actress award charlize theron (north county) +3000

odds to win the best actress award judi dench (mrs henderson presents) +3500

odds to win the best actress award keira knightley (pride and prejudice) +3500

odds to win the best actress award felicity huffman (transamerica) +265

Odds to win the best picture award

odds to win the best picture award munich +1400

odds to win the best picture award good night and good luck +1900

odds to win the best picture award brokeback mountain -550

odds to win the best picture award capote +1800

odds to win the best picture award crash +450

Odds to win the best director award

odds to win the best director award ang lee -1000     

odds to win the best director award george clooney +850

odds to win the best director award stephen spielberg +1200

odds to win the best director award bennett miller +1600

odds to win the best director award paul haggis +2800

The 78th Annual Academy Awards take place at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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