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  • See the odds from open to close to win all the major awards at the 2021 Oscars
  • Christopher Nolan’s Tenet  opened as the favorite to win Best Picture at odds of +800 
  • Learn trends from past years of Academy Awards shows

The 93rd Academy Awards are set for 2021, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, LA. The graphs below track the futures odds to win the major categories by calculating the average from some of the top sportsbooks.

Best Picture Top Contenders

  • [3/30/20] Opening odds favor Christopher Nolan’s upcoming thrilled Tenet at +800 just ahead of Dune starring Timothee Chalamet at +900

Top 10 Best Picture Odds

Movie Odds
Tenet +800
Dune +900
Mank +900
Nightmare Alley +1000
The French Dispatch +1000
The Midnight Sky +1000
Deep Water +1200
News of the World +1200
Stillwater +1200
Bernstein +1400

All odds taken on Mar. 30

Past Best Picture Winners

Year Winner
2020 Parasite
2019 Green Book
2018 The Shape of Water
2017 Moonlight
2016 Spotlight
2015 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2014 12 Years a Slave


Best Director Top Contenders

  • [3/30/20] Listed as a strong -200 odds-on favorite, David Fincher’s Mank is the early favorite

Best Director Odds

Director Odds
David Fincher – Mank -200
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story +150
Ridley Scott – The Last Duel +700
Sofia Coppola – On the Rocks +700
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7 +900

Produced by Netflix, Mank, is an American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane.

Best Actor Top Contenders

  • [3/30/20] There’s a four-way tie for opening favorite at 8-1 odds with Eddie Redmayne, Gary Oldman, Robert Pattinson and Tom Hanks all starring in upcoming pictures

Top 5 Best Actor Odds

Actor Odds
Eddie Redmayne +800
Gary Oldman +800
Robert Pattinson +800
Tom Hanks +800
Adam Driver +1400


Past Best Actor Winners

Year Winner Film
2020 Joaquin Phoenix Joker
2019 Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody
2018 Gary Oldman Darkest Hour
2017 Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea
2016 Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
2015 Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
2014 Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress Top Contenders

  • [3/30/20] Opening favorites Viola Davis (5-1), Amy Adams (7-1) and Meryl Streep (8-1) are the early top three

Top 5 Best Actress Odds

Actress Odds
Viola Davis +500
Amy Adams +700
Meryl Streep +800
Glenn Close +1000
Jessica Chastain +1000


Past Best Actress Winners

Year Winner Film
2020 Renee Zellweger Judy
2019 Olivia Colman The Favourite
2018 Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2017 Emma Stone La La Land
2016 Brie Larson Room
2015 Julianne Moore Still Alice
2014 Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine

Archived Academy Awards odds: 2020, 2019