Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Odds

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Odds

Which film will win the Oscar for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards?

Our efforts to provide bookmaker odds on all possible events – sport or otherwise – saw us presenting all available markets for the 2019 Oscars, and with Paddy Power already providing odds for the 2020 Oscars to predict the Best Picture winner, we’ve looked at all options in contention.

Foreign language film Roma was favourite to win Best Picture last year, but while Alfonso Cuaron claimed the award for Best Director, his film wasn’t as successful, biographical drama Green Book clinching Best Picture in its place.

As several months stand between the pricing of the current Oscar betting odds and the official ceremony taking place in February 2020, no film is handed an especially short price, leaving room for changes to the odds based on each film’s critical rating, the response from viewers, and any alterations for films that perform far better than the bookmakers originally expected.

Favourites for Best Picture

Down as the favourite to win the Oscar for Best Picture at 3/1, The Irishman takes the spotlight through the people involved with the film, directed by Martin Scorsese and made up of an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, Jack Huston and Bobby Cannavale.

Following closely behind, The Laundromat makes an appearance at 4/1, which isn’t surprising at all with Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer, James Cromwell, Will Forte, Jeffrey Wright and Chris Parnell set to star in the Steven Soderbergh-directed drama. Long-awaited superhero epic Avengers: Endgame is a bewildering joint-third favourite alongside crime drama The Last Thing He Wanted, both priced at 6/1.

It takes far longer than expected to see Quentin Tarantino’s next film mentioned. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a film that a lot of people are keeping tabs on based on Tarantino not directing a film since 2015’s The Hateful Eight and the cast being made up of Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio and Margot Robbie. At 7/1, it’s expected that the price will drop in the coming months.

Past successes in directing various episodes of Flight of the Conchords, the original What We Do In The Shadows and Thor Ragnarok make Taiki Waititi one to watch, so it’s no shock that his next film Jojo Rabbit is 9/1 in this market. Biographical drama A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, which stars Tom Hanks as American television personality Mr Rogers, is also handed the same price.

All of Rocketman, 1917 and Cats are priced up at 11/1, leading to a 14/1 price for Toy Story 4, and odds of 16/1 being given to either Clemency or Little Women claiming the award, as well as all of The Souvenir, The Lion King, and The Farewell being priced at 17/1. Reaching odds as high as 20/1, you can back fantasy Ad Astra or female-led superhero adventure Captain Marvel.

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Avengers: Endgame comes as a surprising joint-third favourite. Despite its success, it’s difficult to envisage a superhero film winning Best Picture.

Outsiders include a whole range of genres

Precarious 25/1 odds are given to comic book origin story Joker, Star Wars: Episode IX and Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, before odds reach 35/1 for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and 45/1 for Frozen 2. The New Mutants, Dumbo and Dark Phoenix are priced at 50/1, shortly followed by Aladdin at 55/1.

Comic book films appear once again for Shazam! and Hellboy at 60/1, with even more range provided in horror sequel IT: Chapter Two handed the same price, as fans of the original Stephen King novel hope for as much of an accurate remake in the second part as there was in the first. An old comic book story features yet again shortly after these options, Spider-Man: Far From Home – sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming – priced at 75/1.

Moving into the 100/1 mark, you’ll find M. Night Shyamalan antihero film Glass and CGI fantasy Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. Odds of 150/1 are gifted to Men In Black: International, which comes as the fourth in the series, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which is expected to clinch an impressive iMDB rating after the past two films overachieved in the eyes of the critics. The largest price for the next big winner at the Oscars goes to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which possesses a 200/1 price, making it an intriguing outside shout but leaving very little promise over its chances of being named Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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John Wick 3, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Hellboy, IT: Chapter Two, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters are among the larger priced candidates for Best Picture.

It would appear that only Paddy Power and Betway are offering odds on the 2020 Oscars Best Picture winner, and Betway are actually ahead of the curve in some ways, providing prices on several alternatives that Paddy Power refused to consider.

Spanish drama film Pain & Glory is priced at 20/1, novel adaptation The Goldfinch is priced at 25/1, surreal thriller Us is priced at 33/1, and unnerving mystery The Woman in the Window is priced up at 40/1, with Betway being the only bookie that has entertained any possibility of these films claiming the Best Picture award.