Vegas Oddsmaker Picks Likely Candidate to Host Oscars

Nov 3, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Now that Hugh Jackman has said he will not be returning as the host of the Oscars, the
race is wide open as to he might be the choice for this year’s Academy Awards.

According to E! Online, Las Vegas Oscar oddsmaker Joey Avello has looked over the likely candidates and he favors Billy Crystal to come back for a ninth turn as Oscar host. Avello sets the odds at 5 to 2..

Avello’s other odds include recognizable names, including Jon Stewart (3 to 1), Ellen DeGeneres (4 to 1), Chris Rock (5 to 1), Jerry Seinfeld (30 to 1), Stephen Colbert (35 to 1) and Steve Carell (40 to 1).

— Allison J. Waldman



  1. It looks like he actually favors Jon Stweart not Crystal based on the odds you give.

  2. Thanks Jeff. The odds for Crystal are actually 5-2. We’ve corrected it in the story.

  3. Looks like he was off. Wonder what Alec Baldwin’s odds would have been? 10,000 to 1?

  4. Billy Crystal is the best ever host. Ellen follows close as second.

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