With less than a week to go until the live telecast of the 90th Academy Awards, movie fans have been planning their viewing parties for months. And what is an Oscars party without a friendly pool to choose the winners? While that remains the norm for most film buffs, there is a growing number of people who have taken to the internet to pick their favorites. Using the power of more than a dozen sports gambling websites spread out between Vegas and the U.K., they know there is money to be made (and lost) on the biggest night in entertainment and they are hoping to cash in on the year's best Movies. Using the betting comparison site Oddschecker, here are some of the big awards in contention:

Best Picture

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MI [VIDEO]" - 1/1

"The Shape of Water" - 15/8

"Lady Bird" - 12/1

"Get Out" - 18/1

"Dunkirk" - 40/1

Early Oscars buzz had the epic sea monster film "The Shape of Water" pegged as an easy winner, and it did run away with 13 nominations, only 1 shy of a record total.

However, as awards season progressed, the controversially violent "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MI" began walking away with every major prize, from the Golden Globe to the British film BAFTA. It was even named the AFI's "Film of the Year" and placed 2nd on the African-American Film Critics Association list of top 10 movies, despite many calling into question the treatment of characters of color within the film. At this point, many feel the Oscar is filmmaker Martin McDonagh's to lose.

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro - 1/12

Christopher Nolan - 7/1

Greta Gerwig - 14/1

Jordan Peele - 40/1

Paul Thomas Anderson - 66/1

Despite the lack of love for "The Shape of Water" in the Best Picture category, oddsmakers have still chosen its director Guillermo del Toro as the favorite to pick up the Best Director Oscar this Sunday.

The Mexican filmmaker -- who has been a household name since the release of his "Pan's Labyrinth" in 2007 -- has been consistently winning the Best Director prize this award's season, with the Critic's Choice, Golden Globes, and BAFTA all swinging his way. Expect Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" to be shutout of everything except the technical categories on Oscar night.

Best Actor

Gary Oldman - 1/50

Daniel Kaluuya - 16/1

Daniel Day-Lewis - 20/1

Timothee Chalamet - 28/1

Denzel Washington - 80/1

"The Phantom Thread" is reportedly Daniel Day-Lewis' swan song from acting, but it would seem he is very unlikely to win a record 3rd Best Actor Oscar on his way into retirement.

Instead, legendary British actor Gary Oldman is the odds-on favorite to win the evening for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour." Surprising to some, newcomer Daniel Kaluuya of the horror-thriller "Get Out" finds himself ahead of his more senior contemporaries.

Best Actress

Frances McDormand [VIDEO] - 1/20

Saoirse Ronan - 16/1

Sally Hawkins - 20/1

Margot Robbie - 40/1

Meryl Streep - 80/1

Coming out of the film festival circuit, many critics were torn over who might take home the Best Actress award, with early buzz surrounding Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Sally Hawkins, and Margot Robbie almost equally. Fast forward to awards season and McDormand has been the only one to take home any of the major acting prizes, making her the easy favorite to win her first Oscar.

It is important to remember that the gaming oddsmakers are far from always being right. In 2016, they chose Eddie Redmayne to repeat as Best Actor, while the award went to Leonard DiCaprio for "The Revenant." It was also predicted that perennial favorite Sylvester Stallone would take home the prize for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Creed," but British actor Mark Rylance nudged him out in one of the night's biggest surprises. Also, nearly every website expected "La La Land" to easily walk away with last year's Best Picture trophy, but in a near-scandal, "Moonlight" took the title in 2017.

Perhaps, it's a safer bet to stick to the friendly pool at the viewing party than to risk it all online, after all.