George Clooney's the man to beat in the Best Actor category this year.
His turn in The Descendants has him as the odds-on favorite—5-6, specifically—to win the award, according to the Wynn Las Vegas' Sports and Racing Operation.
But who might be looking to give him some real competition?
The Artist's Jean Dujardin, that's who. The French actor has quietly—really quietly— made a big impression on critics and Oscar voters alike. His performance as a silent film star at the dawn of the talkies has him polling at even money.
Among the lead actresses, it's a close race between The Help's Viola Davis and The Iron Lady's Meryl StreepWynn has Davis at even odds and Streep 6-5. Fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo shouldn't get their hopes up too high: Rooney Mara is a longshot at 50-1.
In the supporting categories, Christopher Plummer is a near-lock at 1-9 for his work in Beginners while Octavia Spencer is expected to clean up in the supporting actress category with a 1-5 chance.
As for Best Picture, it's The Artist's trophy to lose at 2-1. That's followed by The Descendants at 7-1, The Help at 9-1 and Hugo, which has the most Oscar nominations, given 10-1 odds.
Wynn's odds are similar with those set by the sports gambling site, Easy Odds.
Now if only someone could tell us the odds the Oscar ceremony will run long again?