Oscars odds 2021: Who is the favourite for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director? Bookies reveal latest odds

Oscars odds 2021: Who is the favourite for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director? Bookies reveal latest odds

Who do the bookies fancy ahead of the annual event? Oddschecker dive into this year’s Oscars markets to provide you with all you need to know.

The Oscars 2021 odds

With the annual Academy Awards just days away, more bets are being placed on the eventual winners at the 2021 Oscars.  

But who is the favourite to win in the big categories? Are there any longer shot nominees that have attracted punting attention? Oddschecker has taken a look at the key markets.  


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Best Picture 

Starting off with perhaps the most prestigious award, bookies appear to have essentially crowned a winner.  

Chloe Zhao’s drama Nomadland is the clear front runner in the race, currently the best price of 1/6 to take home the biggest award on the night.  

The Trial of the Chicago Seven is the second favourite with every bookmaker, currently priced at 6/1

Korean-American family drama Minari (12/1) is third favourite at the time of writing, followed by Promising Young Woman (40/1).  

Best Actor  

There’s another strong favourite in the Best Actor category, with a posthumous favourite in Chadwick Boseman at 1/8 best price. 

Some bookies make odds even shorter, with multiple firms going 1/16 on his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  

Welshman Anthony Hopkins is 7/1 second following his performance in The Father, at the ripe old age of 83. 

Best Actress 

Finally, a competitive betting market! Bookmakers are far less clear on the winner of Best Actress, with no odds on favourite listed.  

Carey Mulligan is the 13/8 market leader for her performance in Promising Young Woman, closely followed by Viola Davis 2/1

Frances McDormand is 4/1 to scoop the award for her lead role in the Best Picture favourite Nomadland, whilst even fourth favourite Andra Day (6/1) appears to have a shot.  

Best Director  

An award that has thrown up drama in the past seems to be a done-deal according to the current betting markets, with the aforementioned Chloe Zhao the 1/14 favourite.  

In layman’s terms, that means bookies are currently predicting a 93.3% chance of Zhao taking home Best Director in just a few days’ time.

David Fincher (7/1) is the nearest rival in the market for his execution of Mank, then comes Minari director Lee Isaac Chung at 20/1.  


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