Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bridges, Bullock Tabbed as Early Oscar Favorites

Oddsmakers picked Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock as early favorites to win Oscars in the top acting categories at the Academy Awards.

"Avatar" is considered the favorite among 10 nominees for best picture.

Wynn Las Vegas race and sports book executive John Avello tabbed Bridges as a 2-3 favorite to win best actor for his role in "Crazy Heart." Avello has Bullock at even-money for best actress for "The Blind Side."

America's Line chief Benjamin Eckstein also favors Bridges, Bullock and "Avatar."

The odds are just for fun. Nevada casinos don't take wagers on contests where the outcome is known beforehand.

Ladbrokes, a British company that accepts bets online, lists Mo'Nique and Christoph Waltz as heavy favorites to win for their supporting roles.