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Gorg’s Oscar Line for the 87th Academy Awards

Birdman

The Academy Award winners will be announced Sunday in a procession of pageantry, pomp, and a heavy dose of circumstance. As is the case with any contest, Kevin Gorg, prognosticator extraordinaire, must have action. Annually, Gorg shares his Oscar odds with CanterburyLive.com readers.  Last year he nailed the top picture, 12 Years a Slave,  while totally dismissing Gravity.  His opinion for top honors as Best Picture is not as strong as last year but he again is tossing out a film that many have already declared the best of the year.

Here is a look:

BEST PICTURE>
BOYHOOD 5/2
AMERICAN SNIPER 5-1
THE IMITATION GAME  8-1
SELMA   15-1
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING  30-1
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 40-1
BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)  50-1
WHIPLASH 100-1

Whoaaaaaaaa!   Birdman, darling of many critics, at 50 to 1?

You can’t be serious KG.

“While Birdman was solid it has zero chance of winning,” he says.

To further assist with your Oscar office pool here are Gorg’s winners in other categories.

BEST ACTOR>
EDDIE REDMAYNE (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING) 4/5
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (THE IMITATION GAME)  9/5
BRADLEY COOPER (AMERICAN SNIPER) 9/2
MICHAEL KEATON (BIRDMAN) 10-1
STEVE CARELL (FOXCATCHER) 50-1

 

BEST ACTRESS>
JULIANNE MOORE (STILL ALICE)  1/5
ALL OTHERS (FIELD)  20-1

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR>
J. K. SIMMONS (WHIPLASH) 1/5
ED NORTON (BIRDMAN) 10-1
MARK RUFFALO (FOXCATCHER) 25-1
ETHAN HAWKE (BOYHOOD) 40-1
ROBERT DUVALL (THE JUDGE) 50-1

SUPPORTING ACTRESS>
PATRICIA ARQUETTE (BOYHOOD) 1/5
EMMA STONE (BIRDMAN) 10-1
MERYL STREEP (INTO THE WOODS) 25-1
KIERA KNIGHTLEY(THE IMITATION GAME) 40-1
LAURA DERN (WILD) 50-1

Enjoy the Academy Awards.

EmmaStone

Game Type Tables Waiting
3-6 Kill Holdem26
2-100 SL Holdem14
8-16 Kill Holdem15
50-100 MIX11
6-12 Omaha-811
50-100 Holdem07
20-40 Holdem06
40-80 Holdem06
10-20 MIX04