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    Eddie Redmayne -300 (as Stephen Hawking) for best actor is Free Money

    If you havent seen this movie I highly recommend, but, this dude played Stephen Hawking in "Theory of Everything" and nailed it. No way he doesn't win!!

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    I see -200

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    wouldnt touch it do you even know who he is up against.

    Bad bet, and u can only get $200 down anyways who cares.

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    Guess you didn't see BIRDMAN, Michael Keaton will win standing on his head

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    the black brit playing mlk in selma david olkgeun (sp?) right country wrong guy trobin a black actor hasnt won best actor since jaime did in ray its due watch

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    ^
    In terms of acting the shear physical difficulty, facial contortions etc along with the voicing and acting to portray someone progressively suffering from ALS pales in comparison to mimicking someone's voice and mannerisms. I haven't seen anything like it since Daniel day Lewis painted with his left foot while speaking out the side of his mouth.

    As for handing out awards to equalize racial disparities it is a great tactic to denigrate another person's achievement. I find it ironic you make it in reference to a film about MLK. I didn't come here to get into a racial discussion but seems now you have without a shred of proof anyone has previously won the award based on ethnicity(all races included).

    I am sure the sbr bunch I've seen time and again will come to contribute their usual stereotypical remarks now that the window of opportunity has presented itself. Just know I've seen both movies and if I had a choice I chose the Hawking depiction but there's no disputing MLKs impact on society carries a lot of weight similarly to Ben King who played Ghandi and last year DD Lewis as Lincoln. But to say this guy will win based on his ethnicity is completely unfounded and I can only presume you have a lot of personal insecurities to deal with.

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    Now at -400

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    Redmayne wins Golden Globe for Drama.

    Keaton also wins Golden Globe for musical/comedy

    Academy awards there can only be one

    Keaton -150
    Redmayne +110

    Admittedly haven't seen Birdman yet but I think there is some value here on Redmayne

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    DSI has

    TNT EDDIE REDMAYNE - "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING"+149


    Heritage has Redmayne +105

    What other books have it? I don't see betting at Pinnacle or 5 Dimes.
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    ^
    +149 , thanks for the heads up.

    I have it at betonline.

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    FWIW, Redmayne is like -300 to win the BAFTA for Best Actor

    Keaton is the second favorite for that.

    Not sure how BAFTA has compared to the Oscars in terms of what wins what.
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    Makes sense since he's british.

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    I'm just bumping this up cause he's basically swept the awards show thus far and I don't see much changing. The price is -150 for the Oscars so seems like a sweet deal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yisman View Post
    FWIW, Redmayne is like -300 to win the BAFTA for Best Actor

    Keaton is the second favorite for that.

    Not sure how BAFTA has compared to the Oscars in terms of what wins what.
    what shop yisman -800 at bookmaker for BAFTA

    BAFTAS 2015 - BEST LEADING ACTOR
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    97159 MICHAEL KEATON - BIRDMAN


    I love him at -300 for obvious reasons....
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    BETDSI -200, I forgot it was in decimal 1.50, still better than your shop, that's amazing the price difference. Must have taken some serious money over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trytrytry View Post
    what shop yisman -800 at bookmaker for BAFTA

    BAFTAS 2015 - BEST LEADING ACTOR
    97158 EDDIE REDMAYNE - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
    97159 MICHAEL KEATON - BIRDMAN


    I love him at -300 for obvious reasons....
    My post was from January 16

    Price was from Betfair

    I'm sure it wasn't -300 any longer on February 2!
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    His chances are looking really good for this one. He already scored Best Actor at Golden Globes and SAG awards boosting his chances of a win at the Academy Awards to almost 80%.

    What did you guys think about Michael Keaton's performance? I personally don't think it was Oscar Award worthy... the director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu just gave him excellent direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan Rochester View Post
    His chances are looking really good for this one. He already scored Best Actor at Golden Globes and SAG awards boosting his chances of a win at the Academy Awards to almost 80%.

    What did you guys think about Michael Keaton's performance? I personally don't think it was Oscar Award worthy... the director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu just gave him excellent direction.
    I've been adding 10% of my bankroll each week that passes. I can't see how this loses but stranger things have happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trobin31 View Post
    I've been adding 10% of my bankroll each week that passes. I can't see how this loses but stranger things have happened.
    I'm with you on that one. Especially with the history of the Oscars. Since 2000, 10-out-of-13 of the films won have been dramas and since 2008, 5-out-of-6 of the films that won have had historical relevance. A story about the great Stephen Hawking has Oscars written all over it.... it will be no surprise if we see the man who portrayed such a challenging role take home the Academy Award as well.

    ... plus how can you disappoint this face??

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    Haven't seen either movie yet, but I read that Hawking himself said the actor did such an excellent job that he thought it was himself at times lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM_Toretto View Post
    Haven't seen either movie yet, but I read that Hawking himself said the actor did such an excellent job that he thought it was himself at times lol
    He was awesome in his portrayal and did almost look like Stephen Hawking! Really worth the watch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan Rochester View Post
    I'm with you on that one. Especially with the history of the Oscars. Since 2000, 10-out-of-13 of the films won have been dramas and since 2008, 5-out-of-6 of the films that won have had historical relevance. A story about the great Stephen Hawking has Oscars written all over it.... it will be no surprise if we see the man who portrayed such a challenging role take home the Academy Award as well.

    ... plus how can you disappoint this face??

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    haha me too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Natalie View Post
    haha me too ;-)
    Naw, his ears are waaayyyyy too large for my taste and if he doesnt look like Ellen Degeneres in that photo....

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