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    The Academy Awards Betting Series Handicapping The Oscar Winners with IMDb welcomes Keith Simanton from to discuss the betting odds for the 2011 Academy Awards.

    Part 1: Best Supporting Actor and Actress
    In Part 1, we question Keith on the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories.

    Part 2: Best Actor and Actress
    Both of these categories feature huge favorites in Colin Firth and Natalie Portman.

    Part 3: Handicapping Other Categories & Prop Bets
    Next we took a look at the categories Best Foreign Film and Best Film Editing, and also discuss prop bets involving the Nielsen Ratings of this year's awards, the color of Natalie Portman's dress, and the likelihood of major award winners visibly crying during their acceptance speeches.

    Part 4: Handicapping Best Picture Award
    "The King's Speech" is the strong favorite after winning the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Picture, while pre-SAG Awards favorite "The Social Network" is the second choice at 4-1. Keith discusses the likelihood of each movie winning, touching on the voting habits and biases of the Academy, as well as the influence of a film backed by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

    Last edited by SBRtv Judie; 02-24-11 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Betting The Oscars with IMDb

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    nice videos. like the crying angle on portman.

    portman dress color is a shot in the dark. black seems too obvious because it's "slimming" and i think she's proud of her pregnant belly. i'd probably go with cream or beige.

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    Great stuff SBR and thanks!

    No mention of Rush's hat though?

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    Cripes, I haven't seen any of these movies.

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    That girl from True Grit was def. my favorite actress of the year. Didn't take her to win but I hope she wins.