How To Bet On The 2019 Oscars For Free At FanDuel Sportsbook

NJ sports betting deserves an encore.

You can now bet on the outcome of the Academy Awards in New Jersey and FanDuel Sportsbook offers more 2019 Oscars betting options than almost anywhere else.

In fact, you can bet on an incredible 16 Oscar categories at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Several NJ sportsbooks give you the option to bet on the Academy’s big six categories:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress

However, FanDuel Sportsbook is also making it possible to put money on a good chunk of the other awards heading into the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Technical awards such as Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing show up on FanDuel alongside Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Animated Film.

But the first thing you need to do to bet on the Oscars is set up an account with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Then, you need to be in New Jersey in order to place a bet on the nominee you think will win.

How to register with FanDuel Sportsbook

Just click this exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link to get to the sign-up page and follow these step-by-step instructions:

  • If you have a FanDuel DFS account, click on ‘Want to register with your FanDuel account?’ and follow the instructions on the next page.
  • If not, enter your details on the sign-up page.
  • Check the box agreeing to the terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Hit the green ‘Sign Up’ button to advance to the app download page.
  • Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the screen and wait for the download to finish.
  • Click the FanDuel Sportsbook icon on your device.
  • Login using the details you provided on the sign-up page.
  • Click on the ‘Oscars’ tab to see all the FanDuel Sportsbook Academy Awards lines.

As long as you signed up using our exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link you’ll be eligible for a risk-free bet of up to $500.

This comes in the form of a refund in site credit of up to $500 within 72 hours if you lose your first bet.

You can use this to bet on the Oscars for free.

Get Up to $1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets

Betting on the Oscars at FanDuel Sportsbook

Betting on the Oscars at FanDuel Sportsbook is easy. Even someone who is strictly a movie buff and has never made a bet in their life can manage it.

FanDuel Sportsbook has 16 award categories posted with a full list of all the nominees under each. Beside each nominee is either a negative (-) or positive (+) number.

A negative number means FanDuel Sportsbook figures that nominee is a favorite to win and represents how much you will need to bet to win $100 plus your bet back.

A positive number means the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook think that nominee is an underdog and represents how much you will win for every $100 you bet.

For example, let’s take a look at the odds in the Best Picture category on FanDuel Sportsbook as of Feb. 7:

  • Roma -175
  • Green Book +330
  • The Favorite +850
  • A Star Is Born +1200
  • BlacKkKlansman +1600
  • Black Panther +1800
  • Bohemian Rhapsody +2000
  • Vice +5000

You can see that Roma is the clear favorite at -175. That means you’ll need to bet $175 on Roma to win $100, plus your $175 back.

The rest of the nominees are all underdogs, although none bigger than Vice at +5000. That means a $100 bet on Vice will pay out a whopping $5,100 if Vice goes on to win.

Betting on the Oscars on FanDuel Sportsbook is really that simple. All you need to do is pick the winners. If you’re right, you’ll get paid according to the odds posted at FanDuel Sportsbook at the time you made the bet.

Of course, these odds are subject to change leading up to the Feb. 24 Oscars ceremony as new information that might sway Academy voters comes to light.

The best FanDuel Sportsbook Oscars odds and betting tips

You’re going to want to keep checking the Oscars odds on FanDuel Sportsbook to see if anything has changed.

Plus, get on the internet and look around for a little inside information before you make your picks. There are dozens of Oscars predictions online and different awards and honors being handed out all the time that can be solid predictors as to who will win the Academy Award.

This is particularly true for some of the more technical award categories.

In the meantime, remember that there are upsets at the Oscars every year, so don’t be afraid to go after a big payday betting some of the long shots on FanDuel Sportsbook, the biggest of which currently include:

  • Yalitza Aparicio +4500 to win Best Actress
  • Willem Dafoe +4500 to win Best Actor
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs +4100 to win Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story +4500 to win Best Visual Effects
About the Author

Martin Derbyshire

In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.