2019 Academy Awards Odds & Predictions

2019 Academy Awards Odds & Predictions

Written by on February 1, 2019

With the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony set to get underway on Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM ET, live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, now is a perfect time to take a look at the 2019 Academy Awards odds to win the most coveted awards in the entire film-making industry while offering up some fun-filled insight into just who could claim some Oscars hardware this year.

If you’re a film betting buff that loves entertainment betting and you just can’t get enough of the Oscars, then let’s get down to business.

2019 Academy Awards Odds & Predictions

  • When: Sunday, February 24, 2019. 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California.
  • TV: ABC
  • Live Stream: The Oscars Live

Best Motion Picture

  • Roma -140
  • The Green Book +330
  • The Favourite +700
  • A Star Is Born +1000
  • Black Panther +1800
  • Bohemian Rhapsody +2000
  • Vice +5000


While Roma is the prohibitive favorite the win Best Motion Picture, you should know that he track record of foreign language films winning Best Picture lineup isn’t great. This film about a year in the life of a middle class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s won raves for its  use of black-and-white cinematography and its personal narrative.

Green Book

A Green Book was widely lauded in 2018 and rightfully so. This flick about a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South is nothing short of spellbinding. Green Book took home the Toronto Film festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award and also won Best Film from NBR. The No. 2 pick on the board looks tough to beat in my opinion.

A Star is Born

This film about a musician that helps a young singer find fame despite his own bouts with alcoholism, has raked in $202.2 million domestically, which is the twelfth-highest total of the year so far. The flim also got a record-tying four wins at NBR, a spot on the AFI’s top 10 list, five Golden Globe nominations and nine Critics’ Choice Award nominations.


BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee’s first film to ever get nominated for an Oscar. While this film almost assuredly won’t win the Best Motion Picture award, I am expecting BlackKlansman to take home t least one Oscar in another category.

Analysis: I’m going with Green Book for the win everyone! Mahershala Ali just won the Screen Actor’s Guild award for best supporting actor and I believe he’s a virtual lock to win that award here as well.

“I’m grateful to be among this fraternity of artists who deal with the human condition and try to do that responsibly,” Ali said recently. “To my wife and daughter, and to Peter Farrelly, I sincerely appreciate the opportunity.”

Roma might be favored here, but since it’s a foreign language film, I’m expecting it to take a slight backseat to Green Book with American Ocsars voters.

2019 Academy Awards Odds Pick: Green Book

Best Actor

  • Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) -120
  • Christian Bale (Vice) +100
  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) +800
  • Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) +2000
  • Williem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) +3500

Analysis: Rami Malek is a virtual lock to win this award for his stunning portrayal of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury. If you havn’t see Boehemian Rhapsody…it’s a must – and Malek is close to a lock here, although I suspect Viggo Mortensen and Christian Bale will garner their share of votes based on simply being more familiar names.

2019 Academy Awards Odds Pick: Rami Malek

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close (The Wife) -400
  • Olivia Colman (The Favourite) +400
  • Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) +750
  • Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) +2800
  • Meliss McCarthy (Can You Forgive Me?) +3300

Analysis: Glenn Close is more of a lock to win this award than Rami Malek is to win the Best Actor award. Close was nothing short of phenomenal in her role as Joan Castleman, the wife of an accomplished writer. The Wife is a thought-provking, tear-jerker of a film that just made the already widely-acclaimed actress even more popular with her legion of fans. Drop the -$400 for the win!

2019 Academy Awards Pick: Glenn Close

More 2019 Academy Awards Odds

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) -1200
  • Spike Lee (BlackKlansman) +700
  • Adam McKay (Vice) +2500
  • Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) +2000
  • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) +2500

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali (Green Book) -400
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) +400
  • Sam Elliot (A Star is Born) +900
  • Adam Driver (BlackKlansman) +2000
  • Sam Rockwell (Vice) +3000

Best Supporting Actress

  • Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) -270
  • Amy Adams (Vice) +200
  • Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) +1600
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite) +1600
  • Marina de Tavira (Roma) +2500

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Roma -1200
  • Cold War +550
  • Shoplifters +1200
  • Capernaum +2500
  • Never Look Away +3300

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Favourite -120
  • Roma +250
  • Green Book +270
  • Vice +1800
  • First Reformed +500

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • BlackKlansman -230
  • If Beale Street Could Talk +220
  • A Star is Born +800
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? +1000
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs +2500

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -1000
  • Incredible 2 +600
  • Isle of Dogs +800
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet +2000
  • Mirai +2500

Best Original Song

  • “Shallow” (A Star is Born) -2000
  • “All the Stars” (Black Panther) +650
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins) +2000
  • “I’ll Fight” (RBG) +2000
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) +3500

Best Cinematography

  • Roma -1400
  • A Star is Born +900
  • The Favourite +1400
  • Cold War +1600
  • Never Look Away +3500

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War -900
  • Ready Player One +600
  • First Man +700
  • Christopher Robin +3300
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story +4000

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Vice -1400
  • Mary Queen of Scots +700
  • Border +1600

Best Costume Design

  • The Favourite -500
  • Black Panther +350
  • Mary Queen of Scots +1800
  • Mary Poppins Returns +1600
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs +2500

Best Sound Editing

  • First Man -350
  • A Quiet Place +350
  • Black Panther +850
  • Bohemian Rhapsody +1800
  • Roma +2000

Best Animated Short Film

  • Bao -1200
  • Weekends +650
  • One Small Step +1400
  • Animal Behaviour +2000
  • Late Afternoon +3300

Best Original Score

  • If Beale Street Could Talk -175
  • Mary Poppins Returns +300
  • Black Panther +350
  • BlackKlansman +1600
  • Isle of Dogs +2500