The biggest night in film is rapidly approaching, as the 2020 Oscars draw ever closer. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place on the 9th of February and, as always, there are a whole host of worthy candidates all in with a chance of swooping each individual coveted awards.
As with any awards ceremony, there is money to be made, with bookmakers now releasing the odds for who will win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and more. Martin Scorsese is unsurprisingly up for Best Director with his critically acclaimed film ‘The Irishman’, released back in November. The gangster movie with a stunningly star-studded cast – including Hollywood legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci – was the first blockbuster to be produced by online streaming giant Netflix and is among the favourites to clinch ‘Best Picture’ at next month’s Oscars, priced at 5/2.
Scorsese is solid favourite to win Best Director at 5/4, while Quinton Tarantino is 4/1 to scoop the award with his picture: ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, released back in August (5/1 to win Best Picture). South Korean film director and screenwriter Bong Joon-ho is second-favourite to win Best Director with ‘Parasite’, a mystery/drama set for release in February. Parasite is currently favourite to win Best Picture, priced at 5/2, while Todd Phillips’ Joker is 8/1; Phillips himself is priced at 25/1 to win Best Director.
Adam Driver is up for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Marriage Story’, priced at 4/1, while Joaquin Phoenix (4/9) leads the pack for the award for his scintillating performance in ‘Joker’, one of the best individual displays seen in recent film history. Brad Pitt and Christian Bale are both 11/1 for their respective performances in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Ford v Ferrari.
Renee Zellweger leads the way for Best Actress as things stand for her performance in ‘July’ – priced at 4/7 – while Scarlette Johansson is 6/1 for her display in ‘Marriage Story’. Other candidates include: Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, 13/2), Lupita Nyongo (Us, 9/1), Charlize Theron (Long Shot, 10/1) and Helen Mirren (The Good Liar, 20/1).
Supporting actor wise, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are among the favourites for their performances in The Irishman, priced at 7/2 and 9/2 respectively, while Brad Pitt is current clear favourite – as short as 1 /2 for his role in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, 9/2), Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, 6/1) and Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes, 15/2) make up the rest of the six favourites for the award. Jamie Foxx is 11/1 for his supporting role in the drama ‘Just Mercy’.
Odds correct as of 2020-01-03 12:25:13