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Roma Leads 2019 Oscars Odds after Nominees Announced

Alfonso Cuaron at a Q&A session.
Alfonso Cuaron's Roma is the favorite to win Best Picture, while Cuaron himself leads the Best Director odds. Photo by Gage Skidmore (flickr) [CC License].
  • The 91st annual Academy Awards take place on Feb. 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
  • The nominees are out and there are not many surprises.
  • There are big favorites in a few major categories, like Best Picture and Best Director.

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2019 Oscars (February 24, Dolby Theatre, LA). Roma and The Favourite led the way with 10 nominations apiece, while Black Panther became the first superhero movie to earn a Best Picture nomination.

Below, find our in-house odds on who will win each of the major categories. To see the odds that online betting sites are offering, go to our Academy Awards odds tracker.

Aside from the whole issue about the host — or lack thereof — this year’s Oscars may be history in the making. Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish/Mixtec-language film, is the early favorite to win Best Picture, according to both our cinema experts and real sportsbooks.

Cuaron, himself, may be the biggest lock of the entire ceremony in the Best Director category.

Best Picture

Film Odds to Win Best Picture
Roma 4/3
A Star is Born 11/2
Green Book 6/1
The Favourite 12/1
Vice 16/1
 Bohemian Rhapsody 18/1
BlacKkKlansman 19/1
Black Panther 30/1

Best Director

Director Odds to Win Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) 1/7
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) 15/1
Adam McKay (Vice) 33/1
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) 60/1
 Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War) 60/1

Best Actor

Actor Odds to Win Best Actor
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) 5/4
Christian Bale (Vice) 5/3
Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) 7/1
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) 32/1
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) 38/1

Best Actress

Actress Odds to Win Best Actress
Glenn Close (The Wife) 6/7
Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) 4/1
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) 9/2
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) 15/1
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) 50/1

Best Supporting Actor

Actor Odds to Win Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) 1/4
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) 9/1
Sam Elliott (A Star is Born) 15/1
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) 40/1
Sam Rockwell (Vice) 70/1

Best Supporting Actress

Actress Odds to Win Best Supporting Actor
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) 6/5
Amy Adams (Vice) 2/1
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) 8/1
Emma Stone (The Favourite) 12/1
Marina de Tavira (Roma) 32/1

Best Original Screenplay

Film Odds to Win Best Original Screenplay
Roma 3/2
The Favourite 2/1
Green Book  4/1
Vice 16/1
First Reformed 99/1

Best Animated Feature

Film Odds to Win Best Original Screenplay
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 1/4
Isle of Dogs  10/1
Incredibles 2 12/1
Mirai 50/1
Ralph Breaks the Internet 70/1

Best Documentary

Film Odds to Win Best Documentary
Free Solo  4/3
RBG 3/2
Minding the Gap  12/1
Of Fathers and Sons  19/1
Hale County This Morning, This Evening 20/1

Best Cinematography

Film Odds to Win Best Cinematography
Roma 1/2
A Star is Born 5/1
The Favourite 9/1
Cold War  19/1
Never Look Away 65/1

Best Visual Effects

Film Odds to Win Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War 4/3
First Man 9/5
Solo: A Star Wars Story 9/1
Ready Player One 11/1
Christopher Robin 32/1
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