Oscar Favorites and Oscar Long Shots

The Oscars are this Sunday . . . and if you haven’t seen all the movies yourself, the gambling site Bovada.lv has the odds for each nominee.  Here are the ‘favorites’ and the ‘biggest longshots’ in the 10 main categories:


1.  Best Picture.  The Favorite:  “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

The Biggest Longshot:  A three-way tie between . . . “The Post”“Darkest Hour”, and “Phantom Thread”.


2.  Best Director.  The Favorite:  Guillermo del Toro“The Shape of Water”

The Biggest Longshot:  Paul Thomas Anderson“Phantom Thread”


3.  Best Actor.  The Favorite:  Gary Oldman“Darkest Hour”

The Biggest Longshot:  Denzel Washington“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”


4.  Best Actress.  The Favorite:  Frances McDormand“Three Billboards . . .”

The Biggest Longshot:  Meryl Steep“The Post”


5.  Best Supporting Actor.  The Favorite:  Sam Rockwell“Three Billboards . . .”

The Biggest Longshot:  Woody Harrelson“Three Billboards . . .”


6.  Best Supporting Actress.  The Favorite:  Allison Janney“I, Tonya”

The Biggest Longshot:  Octavia Spencer“The Shape of Water”


7.  Best Adapted Screenplay.  The Favorite:  “Call Me By Your Name”

The Biggest Longshot:  “Logan”


8.  Best Original Screenplay.  The Favorite:  “Get Out”


The Biggest Longshot:  “The Big Sick”


9.  Best Animated Feature.  The Favorite:  “Coco”

The Biggest Longshot:  “Ferdinand”


10.  Best Original Score.  The Favorite:  “The Shape of Water”

The Biggest Longshot:  A tie between “Three Billboards” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.


There’s never any love for John Williams!  Just kidding, he’s the Meryl Streep of movie composers.  He’s received 51 nominations over the years, and has five wins.  Although, it’s been a while since his last win, for “Schindler’s List” in 1993.