Oscars 2021 odds: Which movie will win Best Picture at the Oscars? All the big winners

April 22, 2021
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Best Picture is undoubtedly the biggest award of the Oscars, with the four acting categories also hotly contested. Every year these categories excite fans, as well as those films who just seem to take home every gong. Express.co.uk breaks down the odds on the big winners for the ceremony, and who could take home prizes in the most notable categories.

Best Picture

According to Betway, Nomadland is the most likely winner of the biggest award of the night: Best Picture.

Betway’s Chad Yeomans said: “After sweeping up four BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is heading into the Academy Awards priced as our favourite at 1/6 for Best Picture.

“Behind the drama about a woman who lives in a van in the American West, The Trial of The Chicago 7 and Minari, are priced at 6/1 and 14/1 to take the most acclaimed award.”
Nomadland

Carey Mulligan-starring film Promising Young Woman is equal to Minari on its odds at 14/1, while Mank sits at 25/1, Judas and the Black Messiah is at 28/1 and Sound of Metal is 50/1.

The outlier here is The Father, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, which is currently at 66/1 odds.

*Odds correct as of April 21

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Best Actress

This year, this award is one of the most hotly contested, with different people winning in the category in ceremonies in the run-up to The Oscars.

Carey Mulligan, who did not pick up an award at the BAFTAs or Golden Globes for her performance in Promising Young Woman, leads the pack according to Bet 365, with odds of 5/4.

Viola Davis is following with 7/4 odds, while Frances McDormand’s is sitting at 4/1 odds.

Andra Day’s performance as Billie Holiday won her a Golden Globe, but she is sitting at 11/2, while The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby is at 20/1 odds for Pieces of a Woman.

*Odds correct as of April 22

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Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya has won most of the awards in this category at previous ceremonies, despite coming up against his Judas and the Black Messiah colleague Lakeith Stanfield.

He is currently at 1/20 odds, according to William Hill, while Paul Raci is at 12/1 for Sound of Metal.

Sacha Baron Cohen is at 12/1 for his role in The Trial of the Chicago 7, while Leslie Odom Jr. is at 16/1 for One Night in Miami.

Lakeith Stanfield trails at 25/1 odds for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

*Odds correct as of April 22

Best Supporting Actress

This is a tricky category to predict, as there are some big names here, one of which has been nominated and failed to win for years.

At the moment, Minari’s Yuh-Jong Youn is the favourite with odds of 2/9, according to Ladbrokes, while Maria Bakalova, who appeared opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, sits at 5/1 odds.

Eight-time nominee Glenn Close sits at 9/1, while one-time winner Olivia Colman is at 16/1 for her role in The Father.

Amanda Seyfried is at 25/1 for her first Oscar nomination to turn into a win.

*Odds correct as of April 22

Coronavirus has meant the selection of movies for awards has been far smaller than usual, so it is hard to say whether any film could do a major sweep.

Mank has the most nominations with 10 across all the categories, while Judas And The Black Messiah has five and Nomadland has six, with the Best Director gong most certainly going to Chloe Zhao.

Promising Young Woman also has five nominations, with Emerald Fennell a shoo-in for Best Original Screenplay, while The Father’s Florian Zeller will likely pick up Best Adapted Screenplay of their six nominations.

The Oscars take place on Sunday, April 25, or Monday, April 26 at 1am BST



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