AND THE OSCAR GOES TO MANTERIS AT STATIONS

December 14, 2001 12:05 AM
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Stations Casinos won't wait until April to post Academy Awards odds.

Race and Sports President Art Manteris has posted the list of Oscar favorites at the Stations Casinos sites.

Vanilla Sky is listed as a 6-1 favorite for Best Picture, followed by Moulin Rouge (8-1), The Shipping News (10-1), A Beautiful Mind (15-1) and Amelie (20-1). The field is 20-1.

Will Smith (Ali) tops the Best Actor division at 5-1, ahead of Kevin Spacey (7-1), Tom Cruise (8-1), Ewan McGregor (15-1) and Kevin Kline (20-1). The field is 25-1.

Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, The Others) heads the Best Actress finalists at 5-2 for her two films. Sissy Spacek is 6-1, followed by Judi Dench (10-1), Audrey Tautou (15-1) and Kate Blanchett (25-1). The field is 30-1.

The odds are based on behind the scenes sources in the film community, plus a scan of stories in magazines, newspapers and the Internet.