91st Academy Awards - Oscars 2019 Betting Tips

Published: 21.02.2019

This year’s Oscars are already stirring up plenty of controversy, with Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting duties over controversial social media comments. This year will mark just the second time the Oscars go “host-less”, and while it’s been generating plenty of headlines, attention will soon focus on who’s going to win awards and who’s going to miss out.

 

Australia’s Best Oscars Chances

Australians generally do well at the Academy Awards. This year, Australia’s biggest Oscars hope is screenwriter Tony McNamara, who has been nominated for best original screenplay for The Favourite. Aussie production designer Fiona Crombie has also been nominated for her work on the period drama film. The Favourite has been nominated for ten Oscars overall, including Best Picture, tying it with Roma for the most nominations.

Those hoping for a larger Aussie presence will be disappointed. Australians scored fewer nominations than in previous years, with Margot Robbie, Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, and Troye Sivan all missing out.

 

Oscars Betting Tips

If the 91st Academy Awards are eventually remembered for one thing, it may be that it signalled the shift toward streaming platforms like Netflix. Roma, a Netflix original, is bet365’s hot 1.28 favourite to take out the award for best picture. Green Book is second at 4.50. The Favourite is, oddly enough, not the favourite, and is at long 19.00 odds.

Bet365 has Oscars betting odds for every award. The other award likely to gain attention is for best actor, where Rami Malek is a 1.14 favourite for his portrayal of Queen singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

In the award for best actress, Glen Close is a 1.14 favourite for her performance in The Wife. She is followed by Olivia Colman, who played a starring role in – yet again – The Favourite.

 Alfonso Cuaron of Roma is an almost unbackable 1.040 favourite for best director, ahead of Spike Lee, who’s paying 11.00 for BlacKkKlansman.