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92nd Academy Awards Betting Odds: 1917 Best Pic Fave After SAG Award Win

2020 Academy Awards

The pinnacle of the film industry for 2019 will be recognized at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on February 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The official nominees have been released for each category and after some upsets and shocking results from the 77th Golden Globes, oddsmakers have had to move quickly in updating their Oscars betting options, especially with more results coming in from the SAG Awards ceremony.

Best Picture

“Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood” opened as the betting favorite to win Best Picture at +155 after taking the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy but the odds have completely shifted following the SAG Awards. That film is now being offered at +500 because the First World War epic “1917” shot up to -165 to take home the Oscar.

The Sam Mendes-directed flick has gotten major steam since hitting theaters in December but it may face some stiff competition from South Korean film “Parasite,” which is offered at +200 and is being hailed as one of the best foreign movies of all time.

Why these props are so fun to track and bet on is “1917” was a +1400 underdog in that category a week prior to the Golden Globes. It’s worth noting last year’s Best Picture winner “Green Book” was +300, upsetting the -280 fave, “Roma.”

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Picture
FilmOdds
1917-165
Parasite+200
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood+500
Joker+2500
The Irishman+6000
Marriage Story+10000
Jojo Rabbit+10000
Little Women+20000
Ford vs Ferrari +20000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Best Director

Best Director also has some heavy hitters with some of the most influential filmmakers ever. The SAG and Golden Globes effect may be a key indicator with Sam Mendes being the odds-on favorite at -225 to take the Oscar for “1917.” The WW1 epic employs long cuts to make it seem like a continuous shot and has earned unanimous praise for cinematography.

Following Mendes is Boon Joon Ho for “Parasite” at +180 along with Quentin Tarantino at +1000 for “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood.” Martin Scorsese was nominated for “The Irishman” at +2000 and Todd Phillips rounds out the list at +5000 for his work directing “Joker.”

Mendes won the Best Director category at the Globes and the winner from that awards show has gone on to win the Oscar in five of the last six years. If he wins, it would be his second Best Director win in his career after winning one in 1999 for “American Beauty.”

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Director
DirectorOdds
Sam Mendes (1917)-225
Boon Joon Ho (Parasite) +180
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood)+1000
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)+2000
Todd Phillips (Joker) +5000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Best Actor and Actress

In the “Best” acting categories, online sportsbook Bovada has two incredibly huge odds-on favorites to win Best Actor and Best Actress: Joaquin Phoenix for his stunning portrayal of the titular character in “Joker” and Renee Zellweger in the biopic “Judy” based on the life of singer/actress Judy Garland.

Phoenix’s odds are currently hovering around -2200 while Zellweger’s are -2000. Both took home the Golden Globe and SAG acting awards for these roles. It’s hard at this point to call them anything but locks, so bettors should be very careful about trying to find angles when handicapping these props.

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Actor
ActorOdds
Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)-2000
Adam Driver (Marriage Story)+900
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)+1700
Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood)+2000
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)+2000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Actress
ActressOdds
Renee Zellweger (Judy)-2000
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)+1200
Charlize Theron (Bombshell)+1200
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)+1800
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) +2000

Odds as of January 16 at Bovada

Best Supporting Actor and Actress

Much like the Best Actor and Actress categories, the supporting categories have massive favorites to take the Oscar.

For Best Supporting Actor, Brad Pitt opened as -650 chalk to win his first Academy Award for his work in “Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood” and is now up to -2500. He also won the Golden Globe and SAG award for this role. Following Pitt is Joe Pesci for “The Irishman” at +900 along with Al Pacino at +1800 for the Martin Scorsese epic.

In the Best Supporting Actress category, Laura Dern opened at -700 to win the Oscar and is now all the way up to -2000. This is the third nomination in her career as she portrayed the marriage counselor in the critically acclaimed “Marriage Story” that is also nominated for Best Picture. Following Dern is Margot Robbie for portraying Fox News anchor Kayla Pospisil in “Bombshell” at +800 and the third option is Florence Pugh at +1000 for her role in “Little Women.”

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor
ActorOdds
Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood)-2500
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)+900
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood)+1500
Al Pacino (The Irishman)+1800
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress
ActressOdds
Laura Dern (Marriage Story)-700
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)+750
Florence Pugh (Little Women)+1000
Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit) +1000
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Best Of The Rest

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay
FilmOdds
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood-160
Parasite+175
Marriage Story+650
1917+1700
Knives Out+2400

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Animated Feature
FilmOdds
Toy Story 4-2000
Missing Link+750
I Lost My Body+1400
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World+2500
Klaus+3000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Cinematography
FilmOdds
1917-1000
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood+900
The Irishman+1200
Joker+1400
The Lighthouse+1800

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Film Editing
FilmOdds
Parasite-150
Ford vs Ferrari+230
The Irishman+350
Jojo Rabbit+1800
Joker+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best International Feature Film
FilmOdds
Parasite (South Korea)-6000
Pain And Glory (Spain)+1000
Honeyland (North Macedonia)+2000
Les Miserables (France)+2000
Corpus Christi (Poland)+3000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Makeup and Hairstyling
FilmOdds
Bombshell-600
Joker+450
Judy+1000
1917+2000
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Original Score
FilmOdds
Joker (Hildur Gudnadottir)-375
1917 (Thomas Newman)+300
Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)+900
Marriage Story (Randy Newman)+2500
Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker (John Williams)+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Original Song
SongOdds
I’m Gonna, Love Me Again (Rocketman)-800
Stand Up (Harriet)+600
Into The Unknown (Frozen II)+850
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)+2500
I’m Standing With You (Breakthrough)+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Visual Effects
FilmOdds
Avengers: Endgame-150
The Irishman+275
1917+700
The Lion King+700
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker+1000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Costume Design
FilmOdds
Little Women-450
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood+275
Jojo Rabbit+1800
The Irishman+2500
Joker+3000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Documentary Feature
FilmOdds
American Factory (Netflix)-450
Honeyland (Neon)+550
For Sama (PBS)+600
The Cave (National Geographic)+1500
The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)+3000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Production Design
FilmOdds
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood-250
1917+325
Parasite+450
The Irishman+2000
Jojo Rabbit+4000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Sound Editing
FilmOdds
1917-300
Ford vs Ferrari+210
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood+2000
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker+2000
Joker+2500

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Odds To Win Academy Award For Best Sound mixing
FilmOdds
1917-400
Ford vs Ferrari+230
Ad Astra+2500
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood+2500
Joker+3300

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

What/Who Will Be Mentioned First in Opening Monologue?
TopicOdds
Australia Wildfires+150
Climate Change+250
Donald Trump+300
Iran and/or Iraq+650
Ricky Gervais+1000
Greta Thunberg+2000
Puerto Rico+2500
Harvey Weinstein+4000
Chet Hanks+5000

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Will Brad Pitt Bring A Date To The Oscars?
OptionOdds
Yes+170
No-250

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

Will Brad Pitt Hug Jennifer Aniston On Camera During The Oscars?
OptionOdds
Yes+500
No-900

Odds as of January 23 at Bovada

I’ll give out my betting picks for each category as we get closer to the ceremony but bettors should expect odds to move again following the BAFTA Awards on February 2. I would also recommend seeing as many as these movies as possible before February 9 to assist in your handicapping.

Bonne Chance!