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Full list of odds for the 2021 Oscars

We take a look at the available odds to bet the Oscar nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards celebration.

A general view of the Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars on Hollywood Blvd on March 19, 2021 in Hollywood, California. Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

The 2021 Oscars are a bit further behind than usual in the awards season calendar, and the ceremony on April 25th comes at a challenging time for cinema in general. With so many theaters forced to close due to COVID-19, most of the awards below will be for films that were viewed at home, and there’s been a dearth of buzz around many of the films involved.

Expect that to change over the next week or two as we get closer Hollywood’s Biggest Night. And in several states, including New Jersey, you can also wager on the winners

The big favorite for several major awards is Nomadland, which is being called a triumph by director Chloe Zhao. Two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand stars as a woman traveling the American West with only her van and the relationships of her fellow wanderers.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is the second choice, recounting the court appearance of those charged with incitement to riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, including such names as Abbie Hoffman and Bobby Seale. It’s filled with Sorkin’s-signature stem-winding dialogue, and is more of a favorite in the original screenplay category.

If you’re looking for a film to come from behind as Parasite did in 2020, Mank might be the best choice. The biopic about screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz while creating the classic Citizen Kane has the navel-gaziness that Tinseltown loves when issuing statuettes, David Fincher is a Hollywood favorite, and his late father Jack writing the screenplay will be a story that voters will enjoy.

Below is a list of the odds available to bet on the 2021 Oscars courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best picture

Nomadland: -670
The Trial of the Chicago 7: +650
Minari: +1400
Promising Young Woman: +1400
Mank: +2800
Judas & the Black Messiah: +3000
Sound of Metal: +5000
The Father: +8000

Best Director

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland): -2500
David Fincher (Mank): +1000
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari): +1400
Emerald Fenell (Promising Young Woman): +1700
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round): +2000

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom): -2500
Anthony Hopkins (The Father): +800
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal): +1400
Gary Oldman (Mank): +2000
Steven Yeun (Minari): +2500

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman): +125
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom): +180
Frances McDormand (Nomadland): +350
Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday): +600
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman): +1400

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah): -2000
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial Of The Chicago 7): +900
Paul Raci (Sound of Metal): +1200
Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami): +1400
LaKeith Stanfield (Judas And The Black Messiah): +2500

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung (Minari): -500
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm): +300
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy): +650
Olivia Colman (The Father): +1000
Amanda Seyfried (Mank): +1700

Best Animated Film

Soul: -5000
Wolfwalkers: +700
Onward: +2000
Over The Moon: +2500
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: +3300

Best Cinematography

Nomadland: -400
Mank: +350
News of the World: +1200
Judas & the Black Messiah: +1400
The Trial of the Chicago 7: +1700

Best International Feature Film

Another Round: -670
Aida? Quo Vadis: +550
Collective: +800
Better Days: +1700
The Man Who Sold His Skin: +2000

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