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Wynn Sportsbook Honcho Sets Oscar Odds

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 18th February 2009 1:59pm
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Wynn Las Vegas' Director of Race & Sports Operations Johnny Avello recently spoke with Time Magazine (in freakin Poughkeepsie, NY of all god forsaken places) to discuss his picks for this year's Academy Awards.

So what's Johnny's picks?

Best Actor

(6-5) Mickey Rourke "The Wrestler"
(7-5) Sean Penn "Milk"
(6-1) Frank Langella "Frost | Nixon"
(15-1) Brad Pitt "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
(6-1) Richard Jenkins "The Visitor"

Best Actress

(8-5) Kate Winslet "The Reader"
(9-5) Meryl Streep "Doubt"
(6-1) Anne Hathaway "Rachel Getting Married"
(8-1) Angelina Jolie "Changeling"
(12-1) Melissa Leo "Frozen River"

Best Picture

(EVEN) Slumdog Millionaire
(7-2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(5-1) Frost|Nixon
(10-1) Milk
(15-1) The Reader

No, they don't take bets on this stuff at the sportsbooks in Vegas, but they do have them up on the board for "entertainment purposes."

Johnny goes into much greater depth about the picks and process for how they make them in the article, definitely interesting reading if you're an Oscar watcher.



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