Cate Blanchett’s odds of winning this year’s Best Actress Oscar have tumbled into $1.05 at Sportingbet after the Australian actress picked up the Best Actress BAFTA for her performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
The odds of $1.05 represent as close to a sure-thing as you can get with Sportingbet. Champion racehorse Black Caviar only started at shorter odds once in her unbeaten 25 start career.
“The punters that backed Cate at $1.60 to win the Golden Globe/BAFTA/Oscar trifecta can start counting their money,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“Cate is the shortest-priced favourite we’ve had to win an Oscar in recent memory.”
Blanchett’s closest rival, according to the odds, is Amy Adams at $11.
2014 Oscars – Best Actress
Cate Blanchett $1.05
Amy Adams $11
Sandra Bullock $15
Judi Dench $34
Meryl Streep $67