The most enticing pop-culture gambling event of the year are offered by the Academy awards. The top achievements in moviemaking out of 2017 will confront for gold statuettes in many different categories as well as the Oscars gambling odds allow you to profit on these films worthy of Hollywood’s top honour.
Who better to break down the best bets for the 90th Academy Awards than a movie buff from Las Vegas? Film critic Josh Bell provides his insights to which films should walk away with the Significant awards–along with the cash — if the Academy Awards air on ABC Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Three Billboards External Ebbing, Missouri 7/5
The Shape of Water 2/1
Get Out 13/2
Lady Bird 22/1
Phone Me by Your Name 50/1 Phantom Thread 80/1
The Post 100/1
Darkest Hour 100/1
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The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are the front runners to win Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards, but fans of the underdog could find worth in Lady Bird or Get out when the Oscars hand out the hardware into the Very Best in Hollywood on March 4.
What Will Grow: The momentum is behind Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, following its wins at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs – most reliable early Oscar indicators. It also has a social conscience that’s timely but not overly divisive, which might put it right in the sweet spot of what Academy Republicans want to promote (or to be seen as promoting).
What Should Win: The Form of Water also picked up some significant early awards from critics groups, as well as the top honor in the Critics Choice Awards, and also boasts the most complete nominations (with 13). Guillermo del Toro’s fable about the love affair between a mute cleaning woman and a mysterious amphibious humanoid monster is also more ambitious and creative than most of the other nominees, but it may prove too weird to prevail as Best Picture.
Darkest Hour 1/10, gary Oldman Timoth??e Chalamet, Call Me Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out 50/1
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. 100/1