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Could British stars defy the odds?

February 21st, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Showbiz

British actors are firmly in contention in every major category ahead of the Oscars.

Christian Bale, from his role in Vice, is in the running to win Best Actor, but is considered second favourite behind Bohemian Rhapsody lead Rami Malek.

Likewise Olivia Coleman is ranked as second favourite in the Best Actress category for his starring role in The Favourite, with Glenn Close favourite for her role in The Wife.

If Bale and Coleman could pull of the double scoop, it would be the first time there has been a British double in the acting categories since 1989 when Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy) and Daniel Day Lewis (My Left Foot) won.

Best Actress Best Actress – Supporting role Best Actor Best Actor – Supporting role
2008 Kate Winslet Penelope Cruz Sean Penn Heath Ledger
2009 Sandra Bullock Mo’Nique Jeff Bridges Christoph Waltz
2010 Natalie Portman Melissa Leo Colin Firth Christian Bale
2011 Meryl Streep Octavia Spencer Jean Dujardin Christopher Plummer
2012 Jennifer Lawrence Anne Hathaway Daniel Day-Lewis Christoph Waltz
2013 Cate Blanchett Lupita Nyong’o Matthew McConaughey Jared Leto
2014 Julianne Moore Patricia Arquette Eddie Redmayne JK Simmons
2015 Brie Larson Alicia Vikander Leonardo DiCaprio Mark Rylance
2016 Emma Stone Viola Davis Casey Affleck Mahershala Ali
2017 Frances McDormand Allison Janney Gary Oldman Sam Rockwell

The best supporting roles also has major British interest too. In best supporting actor, Richard E Grant is again seen as second favourite, with Green Book’s Mahershala Ali seen as the likely winner.

And Rachel Weisz flys the Union Jack in the best supporting actress for her role in The Favourite – but Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Amy Adams (Vice) are considered ahead of her in the pecking order for the gong.

Odds Monkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “The Brits are very well represented in every major category, with a contender in each of the four acting categories, and whilst not one of the favourites Bookmakers certainly feel there could be some success in Los Angeles.”

Selected odds:

Best Picture: 1/3 Roma; 7/2 Green Book; 14/1 The Favourite; 20/1 Bohemian Rhapsody; 25/1 Black Panther; 25/1 BlacKkKlansman; 33/1 A Star Is Born; 100/1 Vice

Best Actor: 1/6 Rami Malek; 7/2 Christian Bale; 16/1 Bradley Cooper; 40/1 Viggo Mortensen; 50/1 Willem Dafoe

Best Actress: 1/8 Glenn Close; 9/2 Olivia Colman; 12/1 Lady Gaga; 40/1 Yalitza Aparicio; 50/1 Melissa McCarthy

Best Director: 1/20 Alfonso Cuaron; 9/1 Spike Lee; 33/1 Pawel Pawlikoski; 33/1 Yorgos Lanthimos; 40/1 Adam McKay

Best Supporting Actor: 1/14 Mahershala Ali; 7/1 Richard E. Grant; 14/1 Sam Elliott; 33/1 Adam Driver; 50/1 Sam Rockwell

Best Supporting Actress: 2/5 Regina King; 7/2 Amy Adams; 11/2 Rachel Weisz; 16/1 Emma Stone; 25/1 Marina de Tavira

*Odds correct at time of publishing

Spokesman Peter Watton is available for further comment or one-on-one interviews on this subject or anything connected with a betting market – for more information please contact press@oddsmonkey.com or call 01916404262