93rd Academy Awards Set for April 25, 2021, From Dolby Theatre in LA Predictions and Analysis

93rd Academy Awards Set for April 25, 2021, From Dolby Theatre in LA

Specifically, the best films released from January 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021, will be awarded on April 25. There are some strong opinions about the deserving winners for the Academy Award betting odds. Nomadland is a big favorite for best picture. So too, there is a coattail effect for Nomadland for best director and best actress. Usually, the Academy Awards are held in February each year. However, the pandemic has pushed things back for this year. The Dolby Theatre is the venue in April. But things may be virtual as far as the actual ceremony.

Odds to win Academy Award for Best Picture

Three Trial of the Chicago 7 +1400
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom+1000
One Night in Miami+1200
Promising Young Woman+2000
The Green Knight+2000
Da 5 Bloods+3300
Judas and the Black Messiah+3300
News of the World+3300
The Father+3300

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Late on was Nomadland released? Yet the compelling story of a woman that moves west during the recession has caught everyone’s imagination. Actress Frances McDormand makes this picture a sportsbook favorite.

Odds to win Academy Award for Best Director

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)-450
David Fincher (Mank)+950
Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) +1400
Regina King (One Night in Miami)+2000
Paul Greengrass (News of the World)+2000
Florian Zeller (The Father)+2000
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)+2000
Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holliday) +2800
Sam Levinson (Malcolm & Marie) +2800
George Wolf (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) +3000
Spike Lee (Da 5 Blood) +3000
Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) +3500
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)+4500
Francis Lee (Ammonite)+4500
Ron Howard (Hillbilly Elegy)+4500
Christopher Nolan (Tenet)+6000

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On the whole best director has the biggest names in the business on the board. Chloe Zhao has emerged as a strong favorite with the Oscars betting lines. Zhao is the director of Nomadland, which is the hot new thing when it comes to the movies. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin are in the range too. While Spike Lee makes for an excellent long shot.

Odds to win Academy Award for Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)-500
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)+600
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)+750
Gary Oldman (Mank)+1400
Steven Yeun (Minari)+1400
Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)+1500
John David Washington (Malcolm & Marie)+2500
Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami)+3000
Colin Firth (Supernova)+4500
Tom Hanks (News of the World)+4500

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At the onset is Anthony Hopkins a sentimental favorite for best actor. But the competition is fierce. Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer earlier this year and that may move hearts and minds for a posthumous award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Odds to Win Academy Award for Best Actress

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)+160
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)+175
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)+375
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)+800
Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy)+1800
Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit)+2000
Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth)+2500
Zendaya (Malcolm & Marie)+2500
Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead)+2800
Anya Taylor Joy (Emma)+3300
Kate Winslet (Ammonite)+4000
Meryl Streep (Let Them All Talk)+4000
Meryl Streep (The Prom)+4000
Rashida Jones (On The Rocks)+5000

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Fashion that Viola Davis and Carey Milligan are neck and neck for a top actress. So too, is 2018 winner Frances McDormand right behind.

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