- The 91st Academy Awards are slated for Sunday, February 24th
- Regina King and Timothee Chalamet are currently favored to win Best Supporting Actor/Actress
- Who else is in the running for these two Oscars at the Academy Awards?
Although A Star is Born and Roma are currently in the lead of films expected to win Best Picture of the Year at the 2019 Academy Awards, the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Actress are actually for films you might not expect.
First on the male side, Timothee Chalamet is favored to take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor this year for his work in A Beautiful Boy, a film in the running for Best Picture of the Year but nowhere near the top.
The 22-year-old was praised for his performance in the movie as Nic Sheff, delivering “showcase work that’s often powerful enough to make up for the story’s muted emotional impact,” according to a review on Rotten Tomatoes.
He is trailed by several other A-list actors, including Mahershala Ali and Sam Elliot, in the odds courtesy of MyBookie.
Who Will Win Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Oscars?
|Actor||Best Supporting Actor Oscar Odds at MyBookie|
|Richard E. Grant||+500|
|Michael B. Jordan||+1100|
Chalamet isn’t winning in the odds by a landslide, with moviegoers also putting money on Ali to clinch the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Don Shirley in Green Book. Considering Beautiful Boy wasn’t as well-received by critics as Green Book and Ali’s history at Academy Awards (having won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight in 2017), Ali is likely the best bet.
Elliot should also be included in that conversation as well for the part he played in A Star is Born as Bobby Maine. He has already been nominated for a slew of Best Support Actor awards, so it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think he could win big at the Oscars as well (especially with the likely chances of A Star is Born winning Best Picture).
Other contenders include Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), and Daniel Kaluuya (Widows).
Additionally, there are a number of notable names that are expected to be in the running for Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Oscars, and as of now, Regina King from If Beale Street Could Talk is the odds-on favorite to win the award.
Who Will Win Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Oscars?
|Actor||Best Supporting Actress Oscar Odds at MyBookie|
Similar to Chalamet, the film King is bound to be nominated for is ranked a little lower down on the list of likely winners for Best Picture. Nevertheless, King has taken home plenty of awards this month for Best Supporting Actress in the film, so another nomination at the Oscars would only make sense.
King has taken home plenty of awards this month for Best Supporting Actress in the film, so another nomination at the Oscars would only make sense.
Meanwhile, Vice, featuring Adams in a supporting role, is even lower on that list. King may be the safe bet right now, but after Vice is released nationwide and more people get a chance to enjoy Adams’ performance in the film, it’s possible she surpasses King in the odds.
With +400 is Claire Foy, who portrayed Neil Armstrong’s wife Janet in the biographical drama, First Man. She did an exceptional job of helping tell Armstrong’s story while leaving her own impression on moviegoers as well.
Among the other betting favorites fans of the Oscars should keep in mind include Emma Stone (The Favourite), Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots), Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased), and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite).
Plenty of time remains until the 2019 Oscars, so the odds may change considerably between now and when the anticipated awards show comes around.