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BAFTAs success points towards Oscar glory

February 20th, 2018 News & Events, Press Release

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing. Missouri is on course to clean up at the Oscars after adding BAFTA glory to their Golden Globe triumphs.

The highly acclaimed black comedy crime movie is now odds-on to be named best picture at the Oscars, having taken that honour at every major event so far this year.

The movie’s lead, Frances McDormand, is also expected to add another academy award to go with the one she took for Fargo in 1997.

Like with Three Billboards and McDormand, British star Gary Oldman has also captured all the major honours for his portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour and is expected to pick up his first ever Oscar.

“As it stands the big three awards are now odds-on, and it is hard to see past them,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

“Three Billboards is expected to dominate and at best is 5/6 to win best picture, with Frances McDormand as short as 1/16 to win best actress honours which is a probability of 94%.

“Likewise Gary Oldman looks like he should be making space on his mantelpiece as he is 1/14 for his first ever academy award.

“The only film that looks like rivalling Three Billboards is the Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro – who landed best director honours at the BAFTAs and he is just 1/10 to repeat that.”

Selected odds for the Oscars:
Best movie – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing. Missouri 5/6
Best actress  – Frances McDormand 1/16
Best actor – Gary Oldman 1/14
Best director Guillermo del Toro 1/10