Bradley Cooper a Long Shot? Las Vegas Odds on the Oscars

PHOTO: Bradley Cooper attends the "American Hustle" Paris Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie in Paris, Feb. 3, 2014. The film is called "American Bluff" in France.

As he does every year, Wynn Las Vegas oddsmaker John Avello has posted odds on who will win big at the Academy Awards this Sunday.

His front-runner in the Best Picture category is "12 Years a Slave" at two-to-five. Matthew McConaughey, who celebrated his nomination with his family, is one-to-two to win best actor honors for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" while Cate Blanchett has one-to-five odds to win the best actress Oscar for her work in Blue Jasmine.

Avello has "Dallas Buyers Club" star Jared Leto, who is taking his mother to the Oscars, at one-to-four to win the trophy for best supporting actor, and fashion darling Lupita Nyong'o at four-to-five to win best supporting actress honors for her role in "12 Years a Slave."

Avello has handicapped 24 different categories this year, but it's just for fun, since gambling on award shows isn't legal in Nevada.

Here are Avello's picks in the major categories:

Best Picture

"12 Years a Slave" – 2 to 5

"American Hustle" – 4 to 1

"Gravity" – 5 to 1

"Dallas Buyers Club" – 15 to 1

"The Wolf of Wall Street" – 30 to 1

"Captain Phillips" – 50 to 1

"Philomena" – 75 to 1

"Nebraska" – 85 to 1

"Her" – 150 to 1

Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey – 1 to 2

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 4 to 1

Leonardo DiCaprio – 5 to 1

Bruce Dern – 25 to 1

Christian Bale – 30 to 1

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – 1 to 5

Sandra Bullock – 10 to 1

Meryl Streep – 14 to 1

Amy Adams – 18 to 1

Judi Dench – 25 to 1

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto – 1 to 4

Michael Fassbender – 5 to 1

Barkhad Abdi – 15 to 1

Jonah Hill – 25 to 1

Bradley Cooper – 30 to 1

Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong'o – 4 to 5

Jennifer Lawrence – 8 to 5

June Squibb – 15 to 1

Julia Roberts – 20 to 1

Sally Hawkins – 25 to 1

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