Oscars Betting Odds | Academy Awards Preview

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We take a look at the Oscar contenders betting odds for the main categories of best picture, best actor, best actress, and best director. All the best betting sites will have Oscar Betting markets for the next Academy Awards. The Oscars will be held in March.

Oscars Betting Odds | Academy Awards Preview
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Oscars Betting Odds

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once received the most Oscar nominations with 11. 
  • The semi-autobiographical Fablemens directed by Steven Spielberg is nominated 7 times.
  • Actor Brendan Fraser has the Oscar bookmakers running for cover for his performance in The Whale. 
  • The Best Actress category has Cate Blanchett (TAR) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) heading the odds.


The Academy Awards 2023 will take place on the 12th of March and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.


Betting on the Oscars (How to and Possible Markets)

  • Did you know it was possible to make a bet on the leading Oscar categories? 
  • The best betting sites offer odds on which actor, actress, director and film will win an Oscar. 
  • So let's take a look at the type of bets you are likely to find when considering an Oscar bet.

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The most popular betting market available for this would be to predict the winner of the Best Film, and then Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

The leading films are highlighted below and to place a bet just visit one of the leading betting sites on OLBG. 

There may be some more diverse and strange Oscar betting markets available from time to time. 

Last year the bookies created proposition markets, these are odds which relate to a category but are not directly associated with an individual outcome: 

  • "Will the Steven Spielberg movie win more than three Oscars"
  • "Will a male or female win Best Director"
  • "Will the host swear on stage"
  • "Will someone replicate Will Smith and punch a presenter"

We will add the Oscar Proposition Bets for the 95th Academy Awards as soon as they are available. 

Betting sites can be quite creative when coming up with markets for these betting specials and may even open a market if they have enough requests from customers for a market they hadn't already considered.

Both the leading bookmakers and betting exchanges have Oscar odds, prices vary between different firms as do who they have as the favourites.  

It is advisable that you shop around amongst the best betting sites when you are ready to place a bet on the contender you favour. 

How to Bet on the Oscars

There is nothing complicated about betting on the Oscars it is a betting market like a list of horses for the Grand National, or players in the US Masters. 

You simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, select Oscars Betting or Academy Awards Betting

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.

We have in-depth reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding 

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Select A Bookmaker to bet on The Oscars

  • If you don't have a currently active online betting app on your phone, take a look at the list of available bookmakers. Betway, Paddy Power, Betfair and Smarkets all have Oscars betting available.
  • Once at the bookmakers, you will see the option to look at the list of categories being offered as options to bet on.
  • All you need do is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the bet slip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simply hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see which films, actors and actresses win in 2023.

Academy Awards Betting News Diary Timeline

The betting odds for The Academy Awards are now available, we can expect lots of price changes in the run-up to Oscars night 

Here is a round-up of the Oscar Betting News from our OLBG News feed

27th March 2024

2025 Oscars Betting Odds: Bookies already offering odds on next year's Academy Awards with Emma Stone the early favourite to win back-to-back Best Actress awards!
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2025 Oscars Betting Odds: Bookies already offering odds on next year's Academy Awards with Emma Stone the early favourite to win back-to-back Best Actress awards!

16th February 2024

Oscars Betting Odds: Billie Eilish and brother Finneas are 1/7 FAVOURITES to win Best Original Song for SECOND TIME two years on from last win!
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Oscars Betting Odds: Billie Eilish and brother Finneas are 1/7 FAVOURITES to win Best Original Song for SECOND TIME two years on from last win!

29th January 2024

Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Cillian Murphy 4/11 FAVOURITE to win the prestigious Best Actor Oscar with Oppenheimer expected to have a big night!
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Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Cillian Murphy 4/11 FAVOURITE to win the prestigious Best Actor Oscar with Oppenheimer expected to have a big night!

24th October 2023

14th July 2023

Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Jack Black's Peaches from Super Mario Bros Movie is 4/1 to win Best Original Song at next year's Oscars as bookies offer various odds!
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Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Jack Black's Peaches from Super Mario Bros Movie is 4/1 to win Best Original Song at next year's Oscars as bookies offer various odds!

29th March 2023

Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Martin Scorsese's The Killers of the Flower Moon the EARLY FAVOURITE to win Best Picture at the 2024 Oscars!
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Oscars 2024 Betting Odds: Martin Scorsese's The Killers of the Flower Moon the EARLY FAVOURITE to win Best Picture at the 2024 Oscars!

7th March 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once the 1/10 FAVOURITE to win Best Picture at the Oscars ahead of this weekend's ceremony!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once the 1/10 FAVOURITE to win Best Picture at the Oscars ahead of this weekend's ceremony!

Everything Everywhere All At Once is the heavy favourite at 1/10 to win Best Picture at this year's Oscars ahead of this weekend's ceremony. Bookies give the film a 90% chance of winning the award after it received 11 total nominations across this year's Oscars categories. Paddy Power put the movie as the favourite for Best Picture ahead of The Banshees of Inisherin in the betting market as the 10/1 second favourite. 

28th February 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert have 96% CHANCE of winning Best Director at this year's Oscars for Everything Everywhere All At Once according to the latest bookmaker odds!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert have 96% CHANCE of winning Best Director at this year's Oscars for Everything Everywhere All At Once according to the latest bookmaker odds!

This year's Oscars are fast approaching and bookmakers have shortened the odds of the Daniels to win Best Director at this year's ceremony. Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert directed Everything Everywhere All At Once and are now 1/25 to win the Best Director award in only their second feature-length picture. Paddy Power gives the duo a 96% chance of winning the award according to the latest betting odds with legendary director Steven Spielberg the second favourite in the market.

14th February 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once the 4/11 FAVOURITE to win this year's Best Picture award at the 2023 Oscars!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once the 4/11 FAVOURITE to win this year's Best Picture award at the 2023 Oscars!

Everything Everywhere All At Once is the 4/11 favourite to win the Best Picture award at this year's Oscars with bookies putting the film as the clear favourite to win. The movie was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, or the "Daniels" as they are commonly known, and they are the favourites to win Best Director too. Paddy Power say there's a 73% chance of Everything Everywhere All At Once winning Best Picture ahead of The Banshees of Inisherin in the market.

3rd February 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once now given 73% CHANCE of winning Best Picture at this year's Oscars following nominations announcement!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once now given 73% CHANCE of winning Best Picture at this year's Oscars following nominations announcement!

With nominees being announced for this year's Oscars, bookies have updated their betting odds for who will win some of the key awards at the ceremony. Everything Everywhere All At Once is the early betting favourite at 4/11 to win Best Picture at the event after it received 11 total nominations for this year's Oscars. Paddy Power say there's a 73% chance of Everything Everywhere All At Once winning Best Picture ahead of The Banshees of Inisherin in the betting.

12th January 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once now into FAVOURITE for Best Picture at the Oscars following the Golden Globes!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Everything Everywhere All At Once now into FAVOURITE for Best Picture at the Oscars following the Golden Globes!

Bookies have now made Everything Everywhere All At Once the outright favourite to win Best Picture at this year's Oscars following the Golden Globes earlier this week. Everything Everywhere All At Once won awards for Best Actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy and Best supporting actor in any motion picture at the Golden Globes. Despite being beaten by The Banshees of Inisherin for Best motion picture - musical or comedy, Paddy Power have moved EEAAO into favourite for the Best Picture award.

5th January 2023

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Will Smith 33/1 with bookies to attend this year's Oscars despite the Academy giving him 10 YEAR BAN!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Will Smith 33/1 with bookies to attend this year's Oscars despite the Academy giving him 10 YEAR BAN!

Hype is slowly ramping up for the 2023 Oscars awards with bookies already giving a whole host of special markets for this year's show. It's likely there will be references towards Will Smith and Chris Rock after last year's Oscars where Smith attacked Rock on stage.

Star Sports make it 33/1 that Smith attends the Oscars this year despite having a 10-year ban from all its events by the Academy. In a statement last year, the Academy called Smith's actions “unacceptable and harmful” with Smith slapping Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

11th December 2022

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans now ODDS-ON at 5/6 to win Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars next March
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans now ODDS-ON at 5/6 to win Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars next March

The Fabelmans is now into odds-on at 5/6 with bookies to win Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars with the film already released in the United States. Steven Spielberg directs the movie in what is a semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's younger life growing up in Arizona. According to the latest odds from Paddy Power, The Fabelmans has a 50% chance of winning Best Picture at next year's Oscars.

25th November 2022

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans now the EVENS FAVOURITE with bookies to win Best Picture at next year's Oscars!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds: Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans now the EVENS FAVOURITE with bookies to win Best Picture at next year's Oscars!

The Fabelmans is now the evens favourite with bookies to win Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars set to be held in March next year. Steven Spielberg directs the movie in what is a semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's younger life growing up in Arizona.

At the moment according to Paddy Power's odds The Fabelmans has a 50% chance of winning Best Picture at next year's Oscars.

21st September 2022

Oscars Best Actor Betting Odds: Brendan Fraser 8/13 with bookies to win Best Actor after FIVE MINUTE standing ovation for his role in The Whale!
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Oscars Best Actor Betting Odds: Brendan Fraser 8/13 with bookies to win Best Actor after FIVE MINUTE standing ovation for his role in The Whale!

Brendan Fraser looks set for a massive career comeback with bookies making him the heavy favourite to win Best Actor at the Oscars next year. Fraser stars as Charlie in film The Whale, a man with extreme obesity who struggles to connect with his 17 year old daughter. Paddy Power have instantly made Fraser the favourite to win Best Actor due to his critical acclaim so far for the role.

10th August 2022

Oscars 2023 Betting Odds - Austin Butler 15/8 FAVOURITE to win Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars!
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Oscars 2023 Betting Odds - Austin Butler 15/8 FAVOURITE to win Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars!

Talk is ramping up already ahead of next year's Oscars Ceremony and the Best Actor award has already been priced up by bookmakers. Austin Butler is the 15/8 favourite in the betting market for the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in film Elvis.

Paddy Power have made Butler favourite for his performance of Elvis, with rave reviews given for Butler and the film in general.

Best Picture Betting Odds

The Oscar for Best Picture is the most prestigious of all the Academy Awards.

Bookmaker Favourite: Everything Everywhere All At Once

The original favourite was the coming-of-age story The Fablemans based loosely on the early years of Steven Spielberg. It stars Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, 12 Years A Slave) and Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman, Venom).

The film won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, however, Everything Everywhere Always at Once a comedy-drama directed by the Daniels, Klein and Scheinert has usurped the Spielberg film at the head of the betting. 

Bookmaker Longshot: The Banshees of Inisherin 

Irish actors Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell star in a dark comedy about friends falling out. Directed by Martin Mcdonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbings Missouri). Overall the film received nine Oscar nominations in 2023. 

71% of Best Director winners also won Best Picture.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor

Last Year

The bookmakers had narrowed this down to Belfast, The Power Of The Dog or West Side Story,

However, in the final days, Bafta Winner CODA (Child Of Deaf Adults) saw the bookmakers slash the odds on that film, CODA duly won.

By IMP Awards / 2021 Movie Poster Gallery / CODA Poster, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68035183

Best Picture Oscar Winners


Year of Film Release Film Producer(s)
2021 (94th) CODA Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger
2020 (93rd) Nomadland Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and Chloé Zhao
2019 (92nd) Parasite Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho
2018 (91st) Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga
2017 (90th) The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
2016 (89th) Moonlight Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
2015 (88th) Spotlight Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar
2014 (87th) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole
2013 (86th) 12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, and Anthony Katagas
2012 (85th) Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney
2011 (84th) The Artist Thomas Langmann
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire Christian Colson
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
2006 (79th) The Departed Graham King
2005 (78th) Crash Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman
2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, and Tom Rosenberg
2003 (76th) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh
2002 (75th) Chicago Martin Richards
2001 (74th) A Beautiful Mind Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
2000 (73rd) Gladiator Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, and Branko Lustig
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Best Director Oscar

Bookmaker Favourites: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert & Steven Spielberg

Critics have heavily praised Everything Everywhere Always at Once and its directors look the main rivals to Steven Spielberg. 

Steven Spielberg has won the Best Director statue twice before (Schindler's List in 1993 and Saving Private Ryan in 1998) as well as receiving 9 nominations over the years. 

The bookmakers are finding it hard to split the favourites and we can expect plenty of movement in the odds as the awards ceremony comes closer. 


Last Year

Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog was most tipsters favourite, the bookies looking at the Best Director Odds agreed. 

Jane Campion won.  

Best Director Oscar Winners

Year Director(s) Film
2021 (94th) Jane Campion The Power of the Dog
2020/21 [note 3] (93rd) Chloé Zhao Nomadland
2019 (92nd) Bong Joon-ho Parasite
2018 (91st) Alfonso Cuarón Roma
2017 (90th) Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
2016 (89th) Damien Chazelle La La Land
2015 (88th) Alejandro González Iñárritu The Revenant
2014 (87th) Alejandro González Iñárritu Birdman
2013 (86th) Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
2012 (85th) Ang Lee Life of Pi
2011 (84th) Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
2010 (83rd) Tom Hooper The King's Speech
2009 (82nd) Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
2008 (81st) Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
2006 (79th) Martin Scorsese The Departed
2005 (78th) Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
2004 (77th) Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
2003 (76th) Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 (75th) Roman Polanski The Pianist
2001 (74th) Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
2000 (73rd) Steven Soderbergh Traffic
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Jane Campion was last year's Best Director winner for The Power of the Dog, however, that was the only Academy Award for the film despite receiving critical acclaim and 10 nominations.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor

Best Director Oscar

John Ford has won the most Best Director Oscars with four,( The Informer 1935, The Grapes Of Wrath 1940, How Green Was My Valley 1941, and The Quiet Man 1952).

Best Actor Oscar

Bookmaker Favourite: Brendan Fraser

Fraser the star of George of The Jungle and The Mummy brings a completely different performance in  the Darren Aronofsky-directed The Whale

He plays an obese middle-aged man trying to reconnect with his daughter. 

Brendan FraserImage: shutterstock

Main Rival: Colin Farrell

The Irish actor is reunited with In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson for a story about friendship in The Banshees of Inisherin.  

His 2022 Venice Film Festival award for the movie has propelled him into the Best Actor Oscar betting market.  

Colin FarrellImage: shutterstock

Austin Butler (Elvis) is receiving lots of plaudits for his portrayal of the King in the Baz Luhrmann biopic.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor

Last Year

Three real credible options in the Best Actor betting. Will Smith was in pole position after portraying Serena and Venus Williams's father in King Richard. 

Ali and the Pursuit Of Happiness were the two previous Best Actor Academy Award nominations for Will Smith, he lost out to Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker.

Benedict Cumberbatch was gracious after losing the BAFTA to Will, he needed to be gracious again at the Oscars.

A value outsider was Andrew Garfield who played composer Jonathan Larson in tick, tick...BOOM.  

Will Smith won. 

Will Smith


Best Actor Oscar Winners

Year Actor Role(s) Film
2021 (94th) Will Smith Richard Williams King Richard
2020/21 [103] (93rd) Anthony Hopkins Anthony The Father
2019 (92nd) Joaquin Phoenix Arthur Fleck / Joker Joker
2018 (91st) Rami Malek Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody
2017 (90th) Gary Oldman Winston Churchill Darkest Hour
2016 (89th) Casey Affleck Lee Chandler Manchester by the Sea
2015 (88th) Leonardo DiCaprio Hugh Glass The Revenant
2014 (87th) Eddie Redmayne Stephen Hawking The Theory of Everything
2013 (86th) Matthew McConaughey Ron Woodroof Dallas Buyers Club
2012 (85th) Daniel Day-Lewis Abraham Lincoln Lincoln
2011 (84th) Jean Dujardin George Valentin The Artist
2010 (83rd) Colin Firth King George VI The King's Speech
2009 (82nd) Jeff Bridges Otis "Bad" Blake Crazy Heart
2008 (81st) Sean Penn Harvey Milk Milk
2007 (80th) Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Plainview There Will Be Blood
2006 (79th) Forest Whitaker Idi Amin The Last King of Scotland
2005 (78th) Philip Seymour Hoffman Truman Capote Capote
2004 (77th) Jamie Foxx Ray Charles Ray
2003 (76th) Sean Penn Jimmy Markum Mystic River
2002 (75th) Adrien Brody Władysław Szpilman The Pianist
2001 (74th) Denzel Washington Det. Sgt. Alonzo Harris Training Day
2000 (73rd) Russell Crowe Maximus Decimus Meridius Gladiator
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Best Actor Wins and Nominations

Spencer Tracy and Laurence Oliver have received the most Oscar nominations for Best Actor (9). Daniel Day-Lewis has won the most Best Actor Oscars (3).

Best Actress Oscar

Bookmaker Favourite: 

Cate Blanchett has two Oscars, her first was for Best Supporting Actress in The Aviator (2004) and then in 2013 she won the Best Actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine. 

Her short Oscar odds indicate that she is the actress to beat for her performance as a conductor of the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra in the Psychological drama Tar.

There has been plenty of controversy in this category due to the nomination received by Andrea Risborough for her performance as a West Texas single mother in the low-budget To Leslie. 

It seems that there was " PR campaigning" by some leading celebrity names to get her performance included, which led to other actresses missing out on a Best Actress nomination. 

As we know it wouldn't be an award ceremony these days without some contention and squabbling!

Year Actress Role(s) Film
2021 (94th) Jessica Chastain Tammy Faye Bakker The Eyes of Tammy Faye
2020/21 (93rd) Frances McDormand Fern Nomadland
2019 (92nd) Renée Zellweger Judy Garland Judy
2018 (91st) Olivia Colman Queen Anne The Favourite
2017 (90th) Frances McDormand Mildred Hayes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2016 (89th) Emma Stone Mia Dolan La La Land
2015 (88th) Brie Larson Joy "Ma" Newsome Room
2014 (87th) Julianne Moore Alice Howland Still Alice
2013 (86th) Cate Blanchett Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis Blue Jasmine
2012 (85th) Jennifer Lawrence Tiffany Maxwell Silver Linings Playbook
2011 (84th) Meryl Streep Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady
2010 (83rd) Natalie Portman Nina Sayers Black Swan
2009 (82nd) Sandra Bullock Leigh Anne Tuohy The Blind Side
2008 (81st) Kate Winslet Hanna Schmitz The Reader
2007 (80th) Marion Cotillard Édith Piaf La Vie en Rose
2006 (79th) Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth II The Queen
2005 (78th) Reese Witherspoon June Carter Cash Walk the Line
2004 (77th) Hilary Swank Maggie Fitzgerald Million Dollar Baby
2003 (76th) Charlize Theron Aileen "Lee" Wuornos Monster
2002 (75th) Nicole Kidman Virginia Woolf The Hours
2001 (74th) Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove Monster's Ball
2000 (73rd) Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
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Best Actress

Katherine Hepburn with 4 wins is the leading actress in this category. Morning Glory 1934, Guess Whose Coming To Dinner 1968, The Lion In Winter 1969, On Golden Pond 1982. Meryl Streep has the most nominations with 17 but only two wins. Sophies Choice 1982, The Iron Lady 2011.

Last Year

The biopic The Eyes Of Tammy Faye which Jessica Chastain produced as well as acted in won her the Best Actress Oscar.

Best Supporting Actor Oscar

A very short price for Ke Huy Quan in the best supporting actor category. 

Best Supporting Actor Winners

Year Actor Role(s) Film
2021 (94th) Troy Kotsur Frank Rossi CODA
2020–21 (93rd) Daniel Kaluuya Fred Hampton Judas and the Black Messiah
2019 (92nd) Brad Pitt Cliff Booth Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2018 (91st) Mahershala Ali Don Shirley Green Book
2017 (90th) Sam Rockwell Officer Jason Dixon Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2016 (89th) Mahershala Ali Juan Moonlight
2015 (88th) Mark Rylance Rudolf Abel Bridge of Spies
2014 (87th) J. K. Simmons Terence Fletcher Whiplash
2013 (86th) Jared Leto Rayon Dallas Buyers Club
2012 (85th) Christoph Waltz Dr. King Schultz Django Unchained
2011 (84th) Christopher Plummer Hal Fields Beginners
2010 (83rd) Christian Bale Dicky Eklund The Fighter
2009 (82nd) Christoph Waltz SS Colonel Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds
2008 (81st) Heath Ledger † (posthumous) The Joker The Dark Knight
2007 (80th) Javier Bardem Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men
2006 (79th) Alan Arkin Edwin Hoover Little Miss Sunshine
2005 (78th) George Clooney Bob Barnes Syriana
2004 (77th) Morgan Freeman Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris Million Dollar Baby
2003 (76th) Tim Robbins Dave Boyle Mystic River
2002 (75th) Chris Cooper John Laroche Adaptation
2001 (74th) Jim Broadbent John Bayley Iris
2000 (73rd) Benicio del Toro Javier Rodriguez Traffic
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The record for best-supporting actor wins is held by Walter Brennan, he won the Oscar in this category on three occasions. (1936, 1938, 1940).

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Editor

Last Year

The success of Troy Kotsur at the BAFTAS saw him become the new OSCAR favourite for his performance in CODA. 

Troy Kotsur won.

Best Supporting Actress Oscar

The favourites are Angela Bassett and Kerry Condon although many would hope that Jamie Lee Curtis who has appeared in many of our all-time favourite movies but has never been nominated before could win Best Supporting Actress, her current odds look a bit big. 

Best Supporting Actress Winners

Year Actress Role(s) Film
2021 (94th) Ariana DeBose Anita West Side Story
2020 (93rd) Youn Yuh-jung Soon-ja Minari
2019 (92nd) Laura Dern Nora Fanshaw Marriage Story
2018 (91st) Regina King Sharon Rivers If Beale Street Could Talk
2017 (90th) Allison Janney LaVona Golden I, Tonya
2016 (89th) Viola Davis Rose Lee Maxson Fences
2015 (88th) Alicia Vikander Gerda Wegener The Danish Girl
2014 (87th) Patricia Arquette Olivia Evans Boyhood
2013 (86th) Lupita Nyong'o Patsey 12 Years a Slave
2012 (85th) Anne Hathaway Fantine Les Misérables
2011 (84th) Octavia Spencer Minny Jackson The Help
2010 (83rd) Melissa Leo Alice Eklund-Ward The Fighter
2009 (82nd) Mo'Nique Mary Lee Johnston Precious
2008 (81st) Penélope Cruz María Elena Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2007 (80th) Tilda Swinton Karen Crowder Michael Clayton
2006 (79th) Jennifer Hudson Effie White Dreamgirls
2005 (78th) Rachel Weisz Tessa Quayle The Constant Gardener
2004 (77th) Cate Blanchett Katharine Hepburn The Aviator
2003 (76th) Renée Zellweger Ruby Thewes Cold Mountain
2002 (75th) Catherine Zeta-Jones Velma Kelly Chicago
2001 (74th) Jennifer Connelly Alicia Nash A Beautiful Mind
2000 (73rd) Marcia Gay Harden Lee Krasner Pollock
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Last Year

The Winner was Arianna DeBose who starred as Anita in the Steve Spielberg remake of West Side Story

In 1962 Rita Moreno won her Oscar for the same role in the original. 


Oscar Critical Success

We all know a film that the critics love and the public hate, and vice versa. 

When it comes to the Academy Awards we often see this manifest itself in films missing out on Oscar or sweeping the boards. 

The first table shows only a 14% agreement on the film that won the Best Picture Oscar. 

The 2nd and 3rd tables show which films the critics and cinema-goers most heavily disagreed on.



Who agrees on the Oscar Winner? (91 ceremonies)

Critics AgreePublic AgreeBoth Agree
282113
31%23%14%


In recent years both coming of age films Boyhood and Moonlight were lauded by the critics, but many cinemagoers were not as enthusiastic, Boyhood lost out to Birdman at the 87th Oscars.

Moonlight many of you may remember was not originally called the winner at the Oscar Ceremony in 2016. 

La La Land was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture winner after an envelope mix up, but the mistake was quickly rectified with the Barry Jenkins written and directed Moonlight winning the statue. 


Top 10 films critics loved that the public didn't



YearFilmCritic ScoreUser ScoreDisparity
2016Moonlight997128
2014Boyhood1007426
2012Zero Dark Thirty956926
1977Annie Hall926626
2018Black Panther886325
2006The Queen916724
2022Licorice Pizza906624
2004Sideways947123
2009The Hurt Locker957322
1973American Graffiti977621


Ghost, Field Of Dreams, The Sixth Sense are part of a stellar list of films many have grown to love. 

However, the critics were not as taken with them, none of these popular films won a Best Picture Oscar. 

The most recent movie on our list The Joker missed out in 2019 losing to Parasite. 



Top 10 films that critics snubbed but the public loved



YearFilmCritic ScoreUser ScoreDisparity
1970Airport427735
1990Ghost528432
2019Joker599031
1986The Mission558631
1989Field of Dreams578528
2018Bohemian Rhapsody497728
1992Scent of a Woman598526
1999The Sixth Sense648824
1961Judgment at Nuremberg608424
1950Father of the Bride517524


Academy Award Categories

Year introduced Category Betting in 2024
1927/28 Best Picture Yes
1927/28 Best Director Yes
1927/28 Best Actor Yes
1927/28 Best Actress Yes
1927/28 Best Cinematography Sometimes
1927/28 Best Production Design Sometimes
1927/28 Best Adapted Screenplay Sometimes
1929/30 Best Sound Rarely
1930 Best Animated Short Film Rarely
1931/32 Best Live Action Short Film Rarely
1934 Best Film Editing Rarely
1934 Best Original Score Sometimes
1934 Best Original Song Sometimes
1936 Best Supporting Actor Yes
1936 Best Supporting Actress Yes
1939 Best Visual Effects Sometimes
1940 Best Original Screenplay Sometimes
1941 Best Documentary Short Film Rarely
1943 Best Documentary Feature Film Rarely
1947 Best International Feature Film Rarely
1948 Best Costume Design Rarely
1981 Best Makeup and Hairstyling Rarely
2001 Best Animated Feature Film Yes
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