Best Animated Short Winner, Nominees & 2021 Oscar Odds

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Update: If Anything Happens I Love You won Best Animated Short.


Best Animated Short Nominees & Odds

Nominee Odds Implied Prob.
If Anything Happens I Love You -335 77%
Opera +450 18.2%
Burrow +650 13.3%
Genius Loci +1000 9.1%
Yes People +2500 3.9%
Odds as of April 24 and via DraftKings.

Best Animated Short Predictions

If Anything Happens I Love You -335

Jeremy Pond: My lock on Oscars night comes via this 12-minute film that tells the story of grieving parents coping with the loss of their daughter, who was killed in a school shooting.

Directors Will McCormick and Michael Govier, who also wrote the film told entirely without dialogue, was shot in 2D animation and created by an all-female animation team.

Obviously, the odds aren’t what you would describe as desirable. However, if you’re someone who has no issues laying this kind of number with a sizable investment attached, I believe IAHILY provides the best value of any of the big favorites in the prime categories.

At -335, the implied odds indicate it has a 77% chance of taking home the Oscar. So, according to our Betting Odds Calculator, a $100 bettor would profit $29.85 for a $129.85 return, a $1,000 wager would deliver a $298.51 profit, and so on.

Personally, I played IAHILY early on when the number was a tad lower, but tacked on more this week due to my firm belief it was better than the other four in the category. And if I’m being honest, I firmly believe it’s underpriced and should be going for north of -500 odds. All shorts have some sort of human element built into their respective stories, but IAHILY hits the deepest by addressing the sad reality of what’s becoming an American norm.

Lay the big odds — and take 12 minutes of your day — to watch this soon-to-be Oscar winner.

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