Many betting companies have started the ‘game’ even without the tool which is the Internet way back in 1993, the year Schindler’s List won as Best Picture because of the popularity of the Oscars betting which drew many people to place their bets on the directors, actors and writers nominated to receive the prestigious Academy Award for their outstanding performance in the film industry. Oscars, as many people mistook as the award itself is the statuette awarded to the winners. The Oscars is one of the nine types of Academy Awards but it is the most popular. The formal ceremony of the Academy Awards is the most popular award ceremonies in the world. Televised in more than 100 countries yearly, many people anticipate the awards in great eagerness and excitement. The Academy Awards was first held in 1929 and the next Awards would be on February 26th, 2012, celebrating its 84th year.
Some betting sites offer bets on 26 categories of the Awards while some focus only on the six prestigious awards, the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. A vast selection of categories is available for Oscars betting, you just have to search for it to find it. Although it is true that most bettors would prefer to bet on the six leading awards, many people still bet on the other awards especially if they are certain for a win or they simply want to take the risk. After all, betting is a risky business.
The winners of the Academy Awards will be decided upon by members of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (AMPAS). Only those who have achieved high distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures will get to judge the Academy Awards. There are about 5,783 voting members of the Academy as of 2012 and these are considered as the best in their field of the 14 branches namely Actors, Art Directors, Cinematographers, Directors, Documentary, Executives, Film Editors, Music, Producers, Public Relations, Short Films and Feature Animation, Sound, Visual Effects and Writers. Getting into the venue of the Academy Awards is difficult as it is by invitation only. During the beginning of the awards, people get to buy tickets but now they have strict rules. Actors, actresses and popular figures in the movie industry as well as prominent media people can be seen in eye popping garb during the night of the awards.
Due to the popularity of the awards all over the world, bookmakers are taking advantage of offering the people odds for the Oscars betting and many avid fans bet in a heartbeat. During the season of the Academy Awards, punters from all over the world flock to their favorite bookmaker site to find great deals at great prices. AMPAS never took anyone down during the awards and a great deal won’t take any bettor down. However, making the choice is up to you, so one should review his notes carefully so that the right choice would be made and hope that lady luck is on your side.