A Star Is Born’s Oscar Odds Show that the Bookies Love Gaga


Posted: October 13, 2018

Updated: October 30, 2023

With her first major acting gig in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, Lady Gaga has found her way back to the hearts of the public and critics: we love her again. But is that enough for an Oscar? The bookies think that there's a chance. We have the freshest betting odds for Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and ASIB at the Oscars in 2019.

A Star Is Born’s Oscar Betting Odds (Updated on 05.02.2019)
 #  Category – Nominee 1xBet Sportsbook Bet365 Sportsbook
1. Best Actor – Bradley Cooper 13 13
2. Best Actress – Lady Gaga 12 12
3. Best Picture – A Star is Born 34 21
4. Best Cinematography – A Star is Born 10 10
5. Best Original Song – Shallow 1.05 1.05
6. Best Sound Mixing – A Star is Born 1.3 1.33


22.01.2019: After the nominations

Now, that the nominations have been revealed, Bet365 Sportsbook has published their updated Oscar betting odds. The movie and both actors have much worse odds than before. This proves that this year it’s a tight race, therefore, the odds are unpredictable in the big categories.

22.01.2019: Unveiling the Oscar nominations

The Academy will reveal the official list of nominees today. Please, stay tuned for the updated betting odds. As of now, the books are temporarily closed.

09.01.2019: The Golden Globes’ effect on the Oscar Odds

As expected, the Golden Globes have influenced the Oscar betting odds. Since the movie was snubbed at the award show, its Odds are worse. However, this means that you can make greater profit by betting on Lady Gaga or the movie to take home one or two Academy Awards.

90% fresh at RottenTomatoes.com, 88/100 (Must See) at Metacritic, 7,9/10 at IMDB – those are the scores of A Star Is Born. The movie’s story might sound familiar to some, as it’s a modern take on a 1976 classic, starring Barbara Streisand:

In this new take on the tragic love story, seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer […] until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.

The buzz translates to great Oscar odds for A Star Is Born

As you might have guessed from the ratings above, A Star is Born has some serious buzz going on. Currently, it is considered the one to beat at the upcoming Oscars, in 2019. However, this doesn’t mean that the golden statutes are on lock. Yet, it is definitely something that has shaped the Oscar betting odds at our favorite bookies.

The general public loves the movie, Gaga, and Cooper

The general public’s interest in the movie is obvious from its first-week box office scores. With a $36 million budget, it was the second highest-grossing movie on its opening weekend (October 5-7). It made $42,908,051 in the US alone, exceeding the estimates of Warner Bros. Meanwhile, the original soundtrack of A Star is Born is topping music charts all over the world.

Will an Oscar be born as well?

But how long will this buzz last? Is it enough for a few Oscars? 1xBet and Bet365 believes that, indeed, there’s a chance for a 1-2 statutes. However, the movie and its contributors are not front-runners anymore. If you like novelty betting and you have some knowledge of the industry, make sure to check out the spreads in this article, and make a few early bets.

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