Check Out The Latest 2020 Oscars Odds

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Yes, it’s still only 2019, but once we’re into 2020, all film fans will be looking forward to another round of Oscar awards. So with the event hardly three months away, who are the likely front runners, and what casino odds will you get for an early Oscars prediction? To answer those questions, we have put together a snapshot of what opinions the bookies think both the insiders and outsiders of the movie world are starting to form. Online casinos in Canada let you add an extra level of excitement to your evening watching the Oscars; by betting on which of the nominees will win in their respective categories, you will share in their joy (or disappointment) when the winners are announced on live TV.

Oscars outlook

Looking at the online casino odds, the Disney and Pixar remakes have the odds stacked against them. Bookmakers seem to be ranking classic remakes such as ‘Toy Story’, ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘The Lion King’ down around 35-40 in the current listings. However, it’s worth noting that ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is due to be released near Christmas 2019, which might possibly have a bearing on all of this. Meanwhile, betting sites have new blockbusters such as ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ riding high in the rankings. This is also likely to have important implications for actors and actresses who are hoping that their individual on-screen performances will attract the attention of the Oscar Academy Awards panel.

Best picture category

It’s always a good sign when a picture is being discussed in multiple categories, and that’s certainly the case with the American comedy-drama ‘Marriage Story’ - currently ranked 2nd in the Best Picture slot at odds of 7/2. Both Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are rated highly for their acting, and some would say this Netflix offering has already secured the top spot for best picture.

Others believe that ‘The Irishman’, another digital streaming via Netflix, will also strongly contest first place as Best Picture – in fact, the bookies currently have this film in first place at 2/1. And likewise, lead actor Robert de Niro has been recognised for his starring role. So it’s now starting to look like a straight fight for the ultimate prize between this movie and the Noah Baumbach-directed ‘Marriage Story’; something to keep in mind when looking to place an online bet.

Other films strongly tipped to make the Oscars shortlist for the Best Picture award include Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood’ (9/2), Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ (6/1), and possibly Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ (7/1).

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Best actor category

As already suggested, the best actor category generally reflects the influence of the top-rated pictures: Joaquin Phoenix from the 'Joker' is ranked first with odds of 4/11, Adam Driver who stars in ‘Marriage Story’ is second at 4/1, Leonardo DiCaprio from 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is 3rd at 7/1, and Robert De Niro, lead actor in 'The Irishman', is quoted at 15/2. Apart from these predictables, most other odds represent isolated performances of merit in pictures which are not likely to receive much real consideration in terms of awards.

Best actress category

Somewhat surprisingly, potential ‘best picture’ accolades seem to have had less influence here. Renée Zellweger is now in pole position for her starring role as Judy Garland in the biopic 'Judy', quoted at odds of 8/11, while Cynthia Erivo also receives recognition at second in the bookies’ listings for her lead in 'Harriet', another biopic, with odds of 3/1. Then Scarlett Johansson takes third position at odds of 11/2 for her leading-lady performance in 'Marriage Story'. And in fourth position, there’s Saoirse Ronan at odds of 8/1 receiving acclaim for her portrayal of “Jo” March in 'Little Women'.

Multi bets across categories

Right now, the bookmakers best pick to sweep the board seems to be for ‘Joker' to win Best Picture and Joaquin Phoenix to win Best Actor. The best odds for this combination are now running at around 5/1. Elsewhere, some decent multi bets in online casinos are: Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' to win Best Actor & Rene Zellweger 'Judy' to win Best Actress (11/8); 'The Irishman' to win Best Picture & Joaquin Phoenix, 'Joker' to win Best Actor (10/3); and a three-way split of Joaquin Phoenix, 'Joker' Best Actor, Renée Zellweger, 'Judy' Best Actress, ‘The Irishman’ Best Picture at odds of 11/2.

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