Last year I came out a tiny bit up after betting on a couple of the awards ceremonies, but this year I'm trying not to play it so safe by betting on a couple of outsiders that may not be the favourites but still have good chances of winning.
I placed my bets at William Hill this year on the following nominees in the following categories:
Julianne Moore - Maps To The Stars @ 12/1 Best Actress - Musical/ComedyStake: £1.00 Potential Returns: £13.00
Amy Adams - Big Eyes @ 10/11 Best Actress - Musical/ComedyStake: £1.00 Potential Returns: £1.91
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel @ 9/1 Best Actor - Musical/ComedyStake: £1.00 Potential Returns: £10.00
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman @ 11/2 Best DirectorStake: £1.00 Potential Returns: £6.50
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything @ 1/3 Best Actor - Motion Picture DramaStake: £2.00 Potential Returns: £2.67
Boyhood @ 1/6 Best Motion Picture - DramaStake: £2.00 Potential Returns: £2.33
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything @ 16/1 Best Actress - Motion Picture DramaStake: £1.00 Potential Returns: £17.00
Highlighted are my winners.
TOTAL STAKE £9.00TOTAL POTENTIAL WINNINGS (I can dream): £53.41
ACTUAL TOTAL: £6.91
What do you reckon are my chances? Will I get my £9 back at least or will I lose it all?