Oscars Odds: Bettors Believe That It's Will Ferrell's Year!

He isn't favorite with the bookies but bettors believe that this is Will Ferrell's year...finally
Kyle Newman
Wed, April 21, 8:26 AM EDT

Best Original Song is one of the most wide open awards this year. Speak Now from One Night in Miami is the oddsmakers favorite at -138, or an implied 58% chance to win. However, there’s serious competition as Io Si from The Life Ahead is at +225, or an implied 30.8% chance. Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is also strong competition at +350, or an implied 22.2% chance to win.

In fact, Husavik, which was performed by Will Ferrell and Molly Sanden, is the bettors’ favorite to win the award. Over the last 7 days, 60% of bets have been placed on Husavik. The second favorite is Speak Now, which has seen 20% of bets over the last 7 days.

Will Ferrell has never once been nominated for an Oscar. Even if Husavik wins the Oscar Ferrell, who performed the song, won’t be awarded his first Oscar. Still, that would be as close to winning one as he’s ever gotten.

There’s stiff competition from Speak Now and Io Si, but bettors believe that Eurovision Song Contest is bound to win the award. With a wide open field like this one, maybe that happens. Maybe, just maybe, Ferrell will finally have been part of an Oscar winning performance.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG OSCAR WINNER

Song

Odds

Implied chance

Speak Now

-138

58%

Io Si

+225

30.8%

Husavik

+350

22.2%

Fight For You

+2500

3.8%

Hear My Voice

+2500

3.8%

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