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Las Vegas Oddsmaker: “Argo” Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

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ARG 20307c?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1361443469015Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Oscars are just a few days away, and Wynn Las Vegas oddsmaker John Avello believes Argo is in line to win the night’s biggest award.

Avello says Ben Affleck’s thriller is the favorite to win the best picture Oscar, giving it odds of one-to-two.

Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis is the front-runner to be named best actor, according to Avello, with odds of one-to-nine.

Jennifer Lawrence is the pick to claim the best actress prize for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, with odds of four-to-five.

Lincoln’s Tommy Lee Jones and Les Miserables’ Anne Hathaway are Avello’s choice to win the Oscar for best supporting actor and best supporting actress, respectively.

Steven Spielberg is the favorite to triumph in the best director category, for his work on Lincoln.

ABC will air the Oscars live from Hollywood on Sunday night.

Here are Avello’s odds for the top categories:

Best Picture
Argo, 1-to-2
Lincoln, 9-to-5
Les Miserables, 9-to-5
Silver Linings Playbook, 30-to-1
Zero Dark Thirty, 35-to-1
Amour, 40-to-1
Life of Pi, 75-to-1
Django Unchained, 125-to-1
Beasts of the Southern Wild, 250-to-1

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, 1-to-9
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables, 14-to-1
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master, 15-to-1
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook, 25-to-1
Denzel Washington, Flight, 40-to-1

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook, 4-to-5
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty, 8-to-5
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour, 8-to-1
Naomi Watts, The Impossible, 35-to-1
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild, 45-to-1

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