The chatter around award season and the Oscars has reached its peak with the award ceremony set for tonight. We're keeping you updated on the odds for the Oscars and who the favorites are for the prestigious awards.
When are the 2020 Oscars?
The 92nd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC.
Who is the current favorite to win Best Picture?
The current favorites to win Best Picture include Parasite, 1917, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Joker and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (+900)
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is about an actor named Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who is struggling to find meaningful work in Hollywood. Dalton lives next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, who are the filmmaker and actress whose futures were altered by members of the Manson family.
A late introduction in the betting market having been widely unconsidered until recent momentum. This World War One epic written and directed by Sam Mendes follows one brother's journey of hell on the Western Front.
This foreign-language film has taken Oscar season by storm and there's plenty of buzz round Hollywood that this surprise package could land Best Picture.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is an origin story set in 1981 about a man named Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix who is a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City.
THE IRISHMAN (+8000)
The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, is about a mob hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) who gets involved with Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and his crime family. As Sheeran works his way up to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), who was a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.
MARRIAGE STORY (+10000)
The Marriage Story is a comedy-drama film directed, written and produced by Noah Baumbach and is about a stage director and his actor wife as they struggle through a divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
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Who won Best Picture in 2019?
Green Book was named Best Picture in 2019.
The movie is about Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist, who went on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. Shirley needed a driver and protection, so he hired Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. If you watched this movie, yes, they had their differences, but they developed a bond while facing racism and danger during segregation.
What are the odds on Best Actor and Best Actress?
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker (-5000): For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations throughout his career. Having been as big as 4/9 a couple of weeks ago, Phoenix looks a lock to claim a first Oscar.
Adam Driver - Marriage Story (+1200): Rose to stardom during a supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. He received three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Leonardo DiCaprio - One Upon A Time In Hollywood (+5000): DiCaprio, one of the most well-known actors in the world, has accolades that include an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.
Renee Zellweger - Judy (-2000): Zellweger has collected numerous awards during her career, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world by 2007 and was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009.
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit (+1000): Johansson has been the world's highest-paid actress since 2018. She has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and she is the recipient of several awards, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award.
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet (+2800): Erivo is known for her performance as Celie in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple. She won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical as well as the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women (+3300): The 25-year-old Irish and American actress has won a few awards in her career, including a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards and four British Academy Film Awards.
Who are the most famous Oscar winners?
There is no doubt that Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep are the two most famous Oscar winners.
Day-Lewis is regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. He has won numerous awards throughout his career and is the only person to have three wins in the Best Actor category, while he is also one of only three male actors to win three Oscars.
Streep, who is often described as the best actress of her generation, was nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards and won three of them. She also received 31 Golden Globe nominations and came away with eight awards.