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Golden Globes 2015: How to Win Your Office Pool!

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in "Boyhood"
With the Golden Globes 2015 nearly here, Vegas bookmaker Benjamin Eckstein tells Us Weekly the winners to pick on Sunday, Jan. 11. Here, a scene from Boyhood.  

And the winner of your office Golden Globe pool is…YOU. Well, it will be if you decide to listen to Las Vegas bookmaker Benjamin Eckstein’s advice.

“We put a lot of research into these odds, mainly based on the smaller awards that are given out before the big shows, like the Directors Guild and Writers Guild,” he tells Us Weekly. “And since we’ve been doing this for 20 years, we have several contacts that are directors and actors who have ballots and are speaking to others who have ballots.”

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Not factored in? “We don’t typically use box office numbers. A movie like Boyhood won’t have the blockbuster numbers, but it’s still the best pick to win.” (Using Eckstein’s odds, if you bet $400 that Boyhood will take home the statue, you’ll only earn back $100. But if you wager $100 on the category’s underdog, Foxcatcher, its unlikely victory would help you rake in $1500.)

julianne moore in still alice
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”

He shares the odds he’s calculated for each category below. The 72nd annual Golden Globes air this Sunday, January 11 at 8 pm.

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Best Picture/Drama

Boyhood 1/4
The Imitation Game 3/1
Selma 10/1
The Theory of Everything 10/1
Foxcatcher 15/1

Best Picture/Musical or Comedy

Birdman 1/5
The Grand Budapest Hotel 5/1
Into the Woods 6/1
Pride 15/1
St. Vincent 25/1

Best Actor/Drama

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything 4/5
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game 9/5
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher 8/1
David Oyelowo, Selma 18/1
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler 25/1

eddie redmayne in the theory of everything
Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
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Best Actress/Drama

Julianne Moore, Still Alice 1/5
Reese Witherspoon, Wild 5/1
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything 12/1
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl 15/1
Jennifer Aniston, Cake 20/1

Best Actor/Musical or Comedy

Michael Keaton, Birdman 1/5
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel 5/1
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice 8/1
Bill Murray, St. Vincent 15/1
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes 20/1

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Best Actress/Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes 4/5
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods 5/5, even
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars 10/1
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey 20/1
Quevenzhane Wallis, Annie, 30/1

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash, 1/5
Edward Norton, Birdman, 5/1
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher, 10/1
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood, 20/1
Robert Duvall, The Judge, 25/1

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