2020 Academy Awards Odds, Preview & Picks

2020 Academy Awards Odds, Preview & Picks

Written by on February 9, 2020

With the 92nd annual Academy Awards taking place on February 9th, live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, it’s time to offer up some expert insight into which performers and films could bring home the bacon at the most prestigious awards ceremony in the film-making industry. The ABC-televised event will once again have no host for the second consecutive year, but no matter, that fact doesn’t effect out picks or the likely outcomes in each category. Okay, let’s take a look at the latest 2020 Academy Awards odds and preview.

2020 Academy Awards Odds, Preview & Picks

  • When: Sunday, February 9th, 2019. 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California.
  • TV: ABC
  • Live Stream: The Oscars Live

Odds To Win Best Picture

  • 1917 -250
  • Parasite +250
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood +500
  • Joker +1200
  • The Irishman +5000
  • Jojo Rabbit +7000
  • Marriage Story +7000
  • Little Women +9000
  • Ford vs. Ferrari +15000

Sam Mendes’ World War I drama ‘1917’ won over both, critics and audiences and finished second in nominations with 10. According to expert film industry insiders, it’s a virtual lock to win best picture. 1917 also won Best Picture at the Producers Guild Awards, which commonly is one of the strongest statements for a film heading into the Oscars.

Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is the first South Korean film to be nominated for any award. This flick dominated the international film circuit and will get its share of votes. Todd Phillips’ Joker” leads all films with 11 nominations and although it’s not a real contender for best film, Joaquin Phoenix is expected to win the Best Actor award.

Odds To Win Best Actor

  • Joaquin Phoenix -2500
  • Adam Driver +800
  • Antonio Banderas +1700
  • Leonardo Dicaprio +2000
  • Jonathan Pryce +2000

There’s no doubt that Joaquin Phoenix’s performance of the Joker will take the win. That doesn’t mean the other contenders performances were not worthy of it. They totally are. But the depth of Phoenix’s interpretation of the Gotham City villain is one that will be revisited for the rest of time. He’s one all the other awards he’s been nominated for. This should be the same.

Odds To Win Best Actress

  • Renee Zelwegger -2000
  • Scarlett Johansson +800
  • Charlize Theron +1500
  • Cynthia Ervo +2000
  • Saoirse Ronan +2000

Renee Zellweger is a virtual lock to win the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Judy garland in “Judy.” A win will make Zelwegger the 10th oldest Best Actress winner in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.

Odds To Win Best Director

  • Sam Mendes -500
  • Bong Joon Ho +200
  • Quentin Tarantino +900
  • Martin Scorsese +2000
  • Todd Phillips +4500

Martin Scorsese is one of the most legendary directors of all-time and he won an Oscar for directing 2006’s Best Picture winner “The Departed.” However, this year, , it’s Sam Mendes for “1917” and Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite” who are the front runners in what looks like a two-person race.

10-time nominee “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is expected to take home three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Original Screenplay and Best Production Design while many are predicting that another film with 10 nominations, “The Irishman,” could go home empty-handed.  A year ago, all eight of the Best Picture contenders won at least one award. In 2018, two of the nine Best Picture nominees went home without winning anything and in 2017, three of the nine films up for Bet Film left empty-handed.

More 2020 Academy Awards Odds

Odds to Win Best Supporting Actor

  • Brad Pitt -2500
  • Joe Pesci +800
  • Al Pacino +1800
  • Tom Hanks +1600
  • Anthony Hopkins +3300

Odds to Win Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern -1800
  • Margot Robbie +800
  • Scarlett Johansson +2200
  • Florence Pugh +1000
  • Kathy Bates +3500

Odds to Win Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Endgame +110
  • The Irishman +350
  • 1917 -130
  • The Lion King +600
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker +1500

Odds to Win Best Animated Film

  • Toy Story 4 -150
  • Missing Link +1000
  • I Lost My Body +2200
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World +4500
  • Klaus +110

Odds to Win Best Cinematography

  • 1917 -5000
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood +1600
  • Joker +2200
  • The Irishman +3300
  • The Lighthouse +2200

Odds to Win Best International Feature Film

  • Parasite -8000
  • Pain and Glory +1000
  • Les Miserables +2200
  • Honeyland +2000
  • Corpus Christi +3300

Odds to Win Best Production Design

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -250
  • Parasite +350
  • 1917 +160
  • The Irishman +2500
  • Jojo Rabbit +5500

Odds to Win Best Original Score

  • Joker -800
  • 1917 +250
  • Little Women +1400
  • Marriage Story +3000
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker +4000

Odds to Win Best Original Song

  • Love Me Again (Rocketman)
  • Stand Up (Harriet)
  • Into the Unknown (Frozen II) +1000
  • I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)
  • I’m Standing With You (Breakthrough) +3300

Odds to Win Best Film Editing

  • Parasite -150
  • Ford v Ferrari +225
  • The Irishman +300
  • Jojo Rabbit +1600
  • Joker +3300

Odds to Win Best Costume Design

  • Little Women -250
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood +200
  • Jojo Rabbit +1000
  • Joker +2000
  • The Irishman +2000

Odds to Win Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bombshell -500
  • Joker +350
  • Judy +850
  • 1917 +2000
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil +3000

Odds to Win Best Sound Editing

  • 1917 -200
  • Ford v Ferrari +140
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood +1500
  • Joker +2000
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker +2500
  
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