On Friday, July 31, the British Academy of Film & Television showcases the top 2019 talent in television at the 2020 BAFTA Awards. After winning seven BAFTA TV Craft Awards last Friday, Chernobyl figures to grab the hardware. Check out our analysis and free picks for the British Academy of Television Awards 2020, along with their Entertainment odds.
British Academy Television Awards 2020 Odds
2020 BAFTA Awards
- When: July 31, 2020
2020 BAFTA Television Awards Odds
- Jared Harris (Chernobyl) -450
- Callum Turner (The Capture) +600
- Stephen Graham (The Virtues) +1100
- Takehiro Hira (Giri/Haji) +1600
Takehiro Hira is fantastic in Giri/Haji. But huge upsets like Hira winning doesn’t often happen. Jared Harris seems like a lock. He’s not. Stephen Graham has a real shot to grab the hardware for The Virtues. Not only that, but he’s an excellent actor that most people don’t know. We’re taking a chance on Stephen.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Stephen Graham
- Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) -250
- Samantha Morton (I Am Kirsty) +250
- Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack) +800
- Glenda Jackson (Elizabeth Is Missing) +1000
Jodie’s a shoo-in, right? Have you seen Killing Eve? She provides one of the greatest women villain performances in media history. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if Jodie takes home another trophy. Glenda Jackson should win. The odds say she won’t. We’re taking a stab on the British acting legend.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Glenda Jackson
Best Supporting Actor
- Josh O’Connor (The Crown) -110
- Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl) +130
- Joe Absolom (A Confession) +750
- Will Sharpe (Giri/Haji) +1000
The money here is on Stellan Skarsgard. Chernobyl was a fantastic mini-series and he’s great in it. Will Sharpe is awesome in Giri/Haji. So, if you’re debating between Sharpe and Absolom, Sharpe is probably a better choice.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Stellan Skarsgard
Best Supporting Actress
- Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) -110
- Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy) +350
- Helen Behan (The Virtues) +600
- Naomi Ackie (The End of The F***ing World) +1000
How many awards should we give Helena Bonham Carter? Doesn’t she have a room full of them? Sure, she’s great on The Crown. But she’s great in everything. Jasmine Jobson provides an electrifying performance in Top Boy. So, that’s where we’re going.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Top Boy
Best Drama Series
- The Crown -650
- Gentleman Jack +400
- The End of The F***ing World +1000
- Giri/Haji +1400
The Crown will probably win. But, again, why take short odds on an entertainment proposition? Gentleman Jack’s odds should be shorter than +400 to beat The Crown. First, it will steal a lot of Crown votes. Second, the story is sort of like Downton Abbey if Lord Grantham was a badass woman.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Gentleman Jack
- Chernobyl -2000
- The Virtues +650
- The Victim +1000
- A Confession +1500
The Virtues deserves it. The last time we saw a close to -2000 upset in on an entertainment show, though, was when Adrien Brody won Best Actor for The Pianist, beating out Daniel-Day Lewis for Gangs of New York. Chernobyl wins.
2020 BAFTA Pick: Chernobyl