The 85th Academy Awards are being held this weekend at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and while you might not be able to attend this glitzy and glamorous event, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like you are part of the festivities. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some great items to help you get prepared to enjoy the big night in your own home.
Johnny Avello, the Director of Race & Sports Operations at the Wynn, has put together his annual list of odds for the Academy Awards. If you want to look like the smartest person in the room, just follow these odds and you are sure to pick more winners than anyone else. While Johnny is known the world over for his work in Las Vegas, his real mastery comes from placing odds on almost any awards and reality show that is on television.
ODDS TO WIN from Johnny Avello
OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE
- ARGO 1 TO 2
- LINCOLN 9 TO 5
- LES MISERABLES 30 TO 1
- SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 35 TO 1
- ZERO DARK THIRTY 40 TO 1
- AMOUR 75 TO 1
- LIFE OF PI 100 TO 1
- DJANGO UNCHAINED 125 TO 1
- BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD 250 TO 1
OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
- ZERO DARK THIRTY -MARK BOAL 7 TO 5
- DJANGO UNCHAINED-QUENTIN TARANTINO 8 TO 5
- AMOUR-MICHAEL HANEKE 3 TO 1
- MOONRISE KINGDOM-WES ANDERSON & ROMAN COPPOLA 25 TO 1
- FLIGHT-JOHN GATINS 40 TO 1
OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG
- SKYFALL FROM SKYFALL 1 TO 9
- SUDDENLY FROM LES MISERABLES 6 TO 1
- PI’S LULLABY FROM LIFE OF PI 25 TO 1
- EVERYBODY NEEDS A BEST FRIEND FROM TED 45 TO 1
- BEFORE MY TIME FROM CHASING ICE 50 TO 1
If you are looking for one of the hippest and tastiest places to get your Oscar Day started, Bistrot Bagatelle has their "Old Hollywood Brunch" with music by Caroline D'Amore to help celebrate the 2013 Oscars.
For more information on Bistrot Bagatelle, visit: www.bistrotbagatelle.com
If you want to make your party a little more competitive. visit www.BlockbusterAwards.com site, where fans can sign up and join or host a league for free. Blockbuster has it all on this site, not only can you sign up to compete, but if you have not seen all of the movies that are nominated you can view trailers and read movie synopses and bios, cast your votes and watch the results as they are updated in real time. You can take a look and see what the public thinks this year, for the Actor in a Leading Role, the results so far are:
- Daniel Day-Lewis: 67%
- Hugh Jackman: 12%
- Bradley Cooper: 12%
- Denzel Washington: 8%
- Joaquin Phoenix: 1%
Sugar and Plumm, NYC's famed bistro, bakery and chocolatier is offering the perfect addition to any Oscars-viewing party, a hand-crafted chocolate Oscar.
Be it for a party favor or awarded to the most dramatic guest, these chocolate Oscars priced at $19.50 come in three different varieties: Milk Chocolate, Gold Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.
The Oscars are available to purchase online at the links below and in store (377 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 212-787-8778).
•Gold Dark Chocolate Oscar Award: http://store.sugarandplumm.com/gold-dark-chocolate-oscar-award/
•Milk Chocolate Oscar Award: http://store.sugarandplumm.com/milk-chocolate-oscar-award/
•Dark Chocolate Oscar Award: http://store.sugarandplumm.com/dark-chocolate-oscar-award/