While this is not a stock-market related post, we thought readers may be interested in what "the money" is betting on for the Best Picture category at this Sunday's Academy Awards. As shown below, traders on the prediction market website Intrade have made "The Hurt Locker" the favorite for Best Picture. Based on where the contract is currently trading, the odds for "The Hurt Locker" to win are 57.8%. The only other film that "the money" is giving a chance to is "Avatar" with odds of 37%. "Inglourious Basterds" ranks third with odds of 5.3%, followed by "Up in the Air" (1.2%) and then "Precious" (0.8%).
So which film do you think should win the award for Best Picture? Please take part in the poll below, and we'll report back with the results prior to the Oscar's airing on Sunday. Thanks for participating!