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74th Golden Globe Awards Betting Odds

The film and television world will convene on January 8 and there are certainly some peculiar nominations up for the awards this season. Here is a brief look at some of the biggest categories and the odds for who will win them.

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

La La Land is rightfully a massive favorite to win this globe, as this year has been lacking in the comedy department. Hollywood loves Hollywood and La La Land is the early fave to win best picture at the Academy Awards as well.

The rest of the noms are pretty questionable, as 20th Century Women, Florence Foster Jenkins and Sing Street are all fine movies but not worthy of winning an award of this caliber. The real shocker is probably Deadpool, which becomes the first Marvel movie to be nominated for a major award that doesn’t involve CGI or musical composition. If we are talking from a pure humor standpoint, Deadpool is probably the funniest movie of the bunch, but it’s an R-rated superhero movie, which means a big win is unlikely.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • La La Land -5000
  • 20th Century Women +1200
  • Deadpool +1800
  • Florence Foster Jenkins +2000
  • Sing Street +2000

Best Picture (Drama)

This category looks a lot more competitive than the musical/comedy, as there will likely be a battle between Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight.

Manchester by the Sea continues Kenneth Lonergan’s stellar filmmaking that builds on fully developed characters to drive along a compelling and relatable narrative. The film follows Lee Chandler after his older brother passes away and leaves him as the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. The film manages to incorporate an amazing amount of subtle complexity into the plot while feeling extremely real.

Moonlight deals with the issue of identity, something that has been done to death in cinema, but does so in a complex but relatable way. It’s one of those movies that perfectly encapsulates the social consciousness of America and the difficulties growing up no matter the social or economic level.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Picture (Drama)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Manchester by the Sea -150
  • Moonlight +140
  • Hacksaw Ridge +1000
  • Lion +1400
  • Hell or High Water +2500

Best Actor (Drama)

This award feels like it should already be handed to Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea. This may finally be the movie in which Affleck removes himself from his brother’s shadow, as his performance is elegant, complex and stunningly true to life. Affleck's portrayal of Lee Chandler feels less like a movie and more like a look into a true-to-life person who has been affected, both good and bad, by his past.

The only other actor in contention seems to be Denzel Washington for his performance in Fences. Washington plays Troy Maxson, who despite being an excellent baseball player in his young days never made it big, as the major leagues’ color barrier had yet to be broken. Washington’s performance is that of a charismatic patriarch who, despite being funny and outgoing, has a bitterness about him due to his circumstances.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Actor (Drama)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) -350
  • Denzel Washington (Fences) +260
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) +1400
  • Joel Edgerton (Loving) +1800
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) +2500

Best Actress (Drama)

Few portrayals stand out in this category, but Natalie Portman’s well-acted, though slightly mechanical at times characterization of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy takes the cake. The film follows Jackie from her time in the White House and her life after the assassination of JFK. Portman’s performance goes a long way to humanizing one of the most important figures in modern American history and showing the depth of a person who has lost her partner.

Amy Adams’ role in Arrival may be overlooked as the token sci-fi nomination, but her nuanced performance as a linguist who is part of a team deciphering an alien species’ language is wonderful. The story manages to focus on a singular character and her personal growth despite the entire arch being a sweeping, global narrative.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress (Drama)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Natalie Portman (Jackie) -400
  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle) +500
  • Amy Adams (Arrival) +800
  • Ruth Negga (Loving) +1200
  • Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane) +1600

Remaining Categories

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Emma Stone (La La Land) -600
  • Annette Bening (20th Century Women) +400
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) +1000
  • Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen) +2500
  • Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply) +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Director

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Damien Chazelle (La La Land) -400
  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) +475
  • Mel Gibson (Hawksaw Ridge) +750
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) +1000
  • Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals) +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Supporting Actor In Any Motion Picture

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) -500
  • Dev Patel (Lion) +450
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water) +500
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) +2500
  • Simon Helberg (Foster Florence Jenkins) +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Supporting Actress In Any Motion Picture

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Viola Davis (Fences) -700
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) +350
  • Naomie Harris (Moonlight) +1000
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion) +2500
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Animated Motion Picture

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Zootopia -300
  • Moana +350
  • Kubo And The Two Strings +500
  • Sing +1500
  • My Life As A Zucchini +2000
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Foreign Language Motion Picture

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Elle (France) -250
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany) +200
  • The Salesman (Iran/France) +700
  • Neruda (Chile) +2000
  • Divines (France) +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • The People v. O.J. Simpson -500
  • The Night Of +300
  • The Night Manager +600
  • American Crime +2500
  • The Dresser +3300
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Television Series (Drama)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • The Crown -125
  • Westworld +275
  • This Is Us +375
  • Stranger Things +650
  • Game Of Thrones +650
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Best Television Series (Comedy Or Musical)

Odds as of January 5 at Bovada

  • Atlanta -250
  • Black-ish +300
  • Veep +350
  • Mozart In The Jungle +2500
  • Transparent +3300

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