Analysis Highlights 2017 Academy Awards Odds And Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,February 7, 2017 12:05, EST in

With the biggest night in showbiz quickly approaching, it’s time for some fun-filled predictions on the winners at this year’s 89th annual Academy Awards betting lines. Will La La Land continue its run of winning awards or will the fine film be beaten out by either Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea for the best picture award?

Can Denzel Washington pull off the upset over Casey Affleck for best actor to make more Academy Award history or will Ryan Gosling upset both of them? Let’s find out the answers to these questions and more right now.

A Closer Look At The Analysis Highlights 2017 Academy Awards Odds And Predictions



Best Picture

“La La Land” -1000
“Moonlight” +550
“Manchester by the Sea” +1600
“Arrival” +8000
“Lion” –+8000
“Fences” +8000
“Hell or High Water” +8000
“Hacksaw Ridge” +8000
“Hidden Figures” +1300

Analysis: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as two wannabe dreamers trying to make it in Los Angeles. This film has already bagged an impressive sixteen gongs this awards season including a whopping seven Golden Globes. This musical film is a throwback to the era that made both, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers legends.

Prediction: La La Land

Odds to win Best Actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) -200
Denzel Washington (Fences) Even
Ryan Gosling (La La Land) +1600
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) +3300
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) +10000

Analysis: Casey Affleck might be the favorite to win the best actor award, but my vote goes to the now, legendary Denzel Washington for his role in Fences which tells the story of a failed baseball player who faces discrimination as a rubbish collector in the 1950s. If Washington wins his third acting Oscar, he will become one of just six actors in history that have ever won more than two – joining the likes of legends like Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson.

Prediction: Denzel Washington

Odds to win Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) -1200
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) +800
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) +1300
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) +1300
Dev Patel (Lion) +1600

Analysis: Dev Patel may face the longest odds in winning the best supporting actor award, but I believe he should win it and he’s my pick to do just that. In the film ‘Lion’ Patel plays Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his family at the age of 5 and, 25 years later, uses Google Earth to track down his birth mother in India. Dev, lest anyone forget, was launched into superstardom for his role in Slumdog Millionaire.

Prediction: Dev Patel

Odds to win Best Actress

Emma Stone (La La Land) -600
Natalie Portman (Jackie) +330
Isabelle Huppert (Elle )+800
Ruth Negga (Loving) +4000
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) +5500

Analysis: Emma Stone gets my vote here for her role in La La Land. Stone actually wowed with her singing in the film in the role of Mia, a wannabe actor who never quite gets the break.

Prediction: Emma Stone


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Odds to win Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (Fences) -3000
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) +800
Naomie Harris (Moonlight) +1300
Nicole Kidman (Lion) +3300
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) +5500

Analysis: Michelle Williams earned her fourth Oscar nomination for her role in Manchester by the Sea after having previously been nominated for Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week with Marilyn. In the film Williams plays Randi, whose estranged husband returns to their home town with his nephew following the sudden death of his brother. I would have gone with the favored Viola Davis here, but seeing as how she won ton of awards a year ago and Williams is due, the Manchester by the Sea star is my pick.

Prediction: Michelle Williams