Press release from Tom Waterhouse

Sydney film editor Kirk Baxter is Australia’s best chance of winning an Academy Award on Monday, according to the latest Oscars betting odds with online bookmaker tomwaterhouse.com.

Baxter, who took out last year’s Academy Award for Best Film Editing, is a $15 shot to go back to back in the category and has replaced Andy Nelson as Australia’s most likely Oscars winner.

But that is because since the Academy Awards nominations were announced it has emerged that Nelson is not Australian even though he received the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001.

“An Oscars win for Andy Nelson and War Horse in Best Sound Mixing would be a win for the United Kingdom, not Australia,” said Tom Waterhouse, Managing Director of tomwaterhouse.com.

“A record five Australians won Academy Awards last year, leading some people to brand them the Ozcars. Big shocks do happen in Hollywood but the odds are on an Aussie drought this year.”

Best Actor
$1.55 Jean Dujardin
$2.30 George Clooney
$21 Gary Oldman
$26 Brad Pitt
$51 Demain Bachir

Best Film Editing
$1.50 The Artist
$2.75 Hugo
$15 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
$21 Moneyball
$26 The Descendants

Best Supporting Actor
$1.01 Christopher Plummer
$21 Max Von Sydow
$26 Kenneth Branagh
$26 Nick Nolte
$61 Jonah Hill

Best Actress
$1.65 Viola Davis
$2.10 Meryl Streep
$19 Michelle Williams
$51 Glenn Close
$61 Rooney Mara

Best Picture
$1.07 The Artist
$17 The Descendants
$31 Hugo
$31 The Help
$51 War Horse
$81 Moneyball
$101 Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
$101 Midnight in Paris
$101 The Tree Of Life

Best Supporting Actress
$1.05 Octavia Spencer
$9 Berenice Bejo
$31 Jessica Chastain
$31 Melissa McCarthy
$61 Janet McTeer

Best Director
$1.14 Michel Hazanavicius
$5.50 Martin Scorsese
$26 Alexander Payne
$41 Woody Allen
$51 Terrance Malik