Oscar aficionados, bookmakers in the UK have worked hard to produce their Oscars odds and we have been working with betting specialists website BestBettingSites.online
to see what are the opportunities out there for UK actors and music stars in general. Will the Brits take over Hollywood? Difficult.
Before we start remember that the odds quoted below are from various bookmakers and have been advised by the expert working at BestBettingSites.Online. Below you will find the main six categories.
Best Actress: Olivia Coleman has been slashed 9/2 from 4/1 for the Best Actress Oscar. It is quite clear that UK bookmakers do not see Olivia, who is considered to be one of the best actresses in Britain, doing that well against the LA favourite Glenn Close that can be backed at a very short 2/9.
Next in the list, we have music star Stephanie Germanotta or 'Lady Gaga' which can be backed at 18/1 to win the Oscar. If you are looking for long odds go for Yalitza Aparicio at 50/1 for her role in Roma.
Best Actor: Here one of the favourites is Rami Malek who had a great interpretation of Freddy Mercury. Malek is up against Willem Dafoe. There is little value in backing Malek who is at an incredibly low price of 1/4. Next in the list is Christian Bale for his great performance as Veep Dick Cheney: he can be backed to win the Best Actor Oscar
at a more reasonable price of 7/2. Cooper is at 16/1 while Mortensen is at 33/1. Surprisingly enough Dafoe is at 50/1 and there is undoubtedly value in this price.
Best Director: Bookmakers' super favourite is Alfonso Cuaron who can be backed at the super-duper low of 1/20 which has no value whatsoever. Spike Lee is much more reasonable at 9/1. Third in line is director Yorgos Lanthimos who is at 33/1. In fourth place, we have Pawel Pawlikowski and Adam McKay who are priced respectively at 33/1 and 50/1. If you are looking for a long-shot it would be suggested to place a pound on them.
Best Picture: this is a traditionally tough category but bookmakers currently believe that Roma is leading the pack. The favourite can be backed at 2/7 while Green Book is following at 9/2. The Favourite is at 8/1 and with those odds, bookies are indicating that there are little chances that the Academy would give a British vote in this category. BlackKKlansman is at 25/1 and Black Panther is at 33/1. Interestingly Bohemian Rhapsody is at 40/1. At the rear, we find Vice at 100/1.
Best Supporting Actress: the favourite in this category is Regina King who has already won a Golden Globe in January: very little value in backing her at a very low 4/7. The second favourite is Amy Adams at 3/1 followed by Rachel Weisz at 6/1. Emma Stone and Marina de Tavira are the outsiders respectively at 20/1 and 25/1. The only bookmaker that is actually quoting Amy Ryan is Paddy Power and she is at 500/1.
Best Supporting Actor: bookmakers are sure that Green Book is not going home without some sort of gold as they are making Mahershala Ali the massive favourite at just 1/14. The second favourite in this category is Richard E. Grant which is available at 8/1 followed by Sam Elliott at 16/1. Not clear why Sam Rockwell is so rear of the field at the massive price of 50/1. It is quite clear that bookmakers do not like Vice.
So the only music-star that could win an Oscar is Lady Gaga. We believe there is value in backing her at the price of 18/1 as she might upset odds.