Since these popular categories aren’t likely to shock that much, there could
be incentive for the top Oscars betting sites to think a little outside the box.
If they’re open to it, here’s my take on 8 crazy Oscars prop bets we need for
the 2020 Academy Awards.
Will Joaquin Phoenix Drop an F-Bomb?
The Joker star has been pretty busy accepting a lot of awards for
his role as a twisted mad man, and he’s held nothing back in the process.
Phoenix has already gone viral for his spirited speech about the continued
racial divide in his profession
during the BAFTAs, which understandably makes you wonder what he’ll say
While Phoenix didn’t unleash curse words during that speech, he’s been known
to fly off the handle before. It’s not impossible that could include some
explosive language in an otherwise elegant setting.
I wouldn’t be shocked to see a Joaquin Phoenix swearing prop emerge. All I
know is I haven’t seen it yet, and it totally needs to exist.
Whether it does or not, it could be fun for someone to come to the Oscars
dressed up in clown makeup. Pulling off the same exact look as The Clown Prince
of Crime may not be necessary to win this wager.
Anyone showing up to the 92nd Academy Awards donning clown makeup
would surely suffice and would also serve as a terrific red-carpet icebreaker.
Will Adam Driver Look Away When His Movie Clips Are Shown?
I’d also accept an Adam Driver prop that involves him plugging his ears or
simply being out of his seat. The point is, despite being a brilliant actor,
Driver seems to hate watching himself on screen.
It’s unlikely Driver bolts from the Oscars or hides under his seat,
especially since he’s nominated for Best Actor. However, he’s proven to be
unpredictable already, and it’ll at least be interesting to see if he squirms in
his seat while his Marriage Story clip plays.
Will a Large Portion of the 2020 Oscars Be Done in One Shot?
Consider it an homage to 1917, which was done in breathtaking
fashion, as if it was all done in one take.
Sam Mendes is up for Best Director, and the film is the favorite to take home
Best Picture. It could be a fun little wrinkle for the Academy to pay their
respects to such a riveting film, regardless of whether it ends up taking home
some big awards.
I know this one is extremely unlikely, but it’d be creative from the Oscars
production team, and it’d also give the
betting sites a high-upside wager to offer their customers.
Will Maisie Williams Play on “No One” Hosting the Oscars?
That appears to be the plan, as there will not be an official host, and we
can probably forget about some long-winded opening monologue. That doesn’t mean
we won’t have a long list of award presenters, while it’s still possible the
Oscars gets cute with the way they handle things.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams became famous for becoming “no
one” on the hit HBO show. There aren’t any known plans for her to do something
this zany, but it’s a clever idea the Oscars (and betting sites) should at least
Will Taron Egerton Wear Any Elton John Accessories?
Egerton was unfortunately not nominated to compete for Best Actor at the
Oscars, but he’s been active in the Hollywood awards circuit.
He’ll surely be on hand at the Oscars, as the Elton John-inspired
Rocketman is up for Best Song. It’s a heavy favorite to win, so would it be
all that crazy to see the film’s star show up in style?
Probably, but it sure does sound like a fun Oscars prop bet. Whether it ends
up being Elton John’s iconic sunglasses or a snazzy outfit from the movie, this
would be an interesting wager to target.
Will Anyone Be Dressed Up as a Member of the Avengers?
There were some people campaigning for Avengers: Endgame to be
included in the running for Best Picture. Despite incredibly underrated acting,
a satisfying conclusion, and an emotional send-off, comic book fans did not get
No matter, as Avengers: Endgame still holds its place at the 2020
Oscars. The movie is up for Best Visual Effects and honestly has a chance to win
(+250 at BetOnline).
An actor could show up dressed up as Iron Man or someone else, either out of
support or as a fun little publicity stunt. Unlikely? Sure. Worth betting on if
the price is right? You better believe it.
Will Anyone Trip or Fall Off the Stage at the Oscars?
I’ll admit, this is probably a wager you’ve seen in the past. It just needs
to keep being offered, is all.
A lot of actresses wear really long dresses and high heels, so there is
always going to be a tripping risk when walking up the stairs to the stage.
In addition, some people are so shocked and excited about winning an award
that they can mishandle the steps. There are also the rare cases when an entire
production team goes on stage to accept an award.
When that many people cram onto a stage, someone is bound to be at risk of
falling off the edge. Nobody wants to see anyone get hurt, to be sure. But if
someone can do a little slide or trip and make bettors some coin, what’s the
Will Al Pacino Deliver One of His Iconic Lines?
Pick one, any one. The 79-year-old Pacino has been around so long that his
list of memorable quotes from his movies is rather large.
Pacino hasn’t wilted in terms of acting talent despite his advanced age,
while he was nothing short of fantastic as Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman.
In the event he shocks as Best Supporting Actor or The Irishman scores
a huge upset for Best Picture, it’s possible he hits the stage and says a few
We know he’ll be at the Academy Awards due to these two potential wins, so
it’s also very possible he’s a presenter. If Pacino drops a “Say hello to my
little friend” or “Hoo-ah,” bettors could win big.
The best Oscars betting websites just need to offer this wager first.
The list of potential
2020 Oscars prop bets could go on and on. These are just a few I thought of
that would be a little outside the box and/or get bettors away from the ho-hum
wagers that are usually offered.
While a lot of the Oscars bets this year seem pretty obvious, there is always
room for some upsets. It’s up to you to project where those come, but you can
also hit up a bunch of our 2020 Oscars betting advice posts to gain a little
We’ll also be pushing out a final 2020 Oscars predictions post, so be on the
lookout for that. Of course, whether these crazy Oscars props are offered or
not, we hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with your
Academy Award bets!
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