2018 ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ Academy Award Nominations Betting Odds

–Nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards will be released on January 23, 2018

– The 90th Annual Academy Awards will be held on March 4, 2018

– All films released prior to midnight, December 31 2017 are eligible

Hard to believe that there’s just four months until the announcement of nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards. The nominations will be announced on January 23, 2018 and the awards ceremony itself will take place on March 4, 2018. This will continue our series of posts on the nominations themselves which will be followed in due course by early betting on the Academy Awards winners. After the nominations are announced we’ll revise these numbers, add in the lower profile categories and come up with a bunch of ‘prop bets’ on the awards ceremony itself.

In this post I’ve got the odds to be nominated for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’. Look for nomination markets on all four acting categories, the two screenplay categories and maybe a couple of others in the next week or so.

Here are the nomination odds for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’:


Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour): -250
Tom Hanks (The Post): -250
Daniel Day-Lewis (Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film): -150
Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman): +250
Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name): +250
Denzel Washington (Roman Israel, Esq.): +250
Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger): +350
Chadwick Boseman (Marshall): +350
Bryan Cranston (Last Flag Flying): +450
Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya): +450
Andrew Garfield (Breathe): +450
Matt Damon (Downsizing): +600
Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here): +750
Javier Bardem (Mother!): +750
Sam Elliott (The Hero): +750
Colin Farrell (The Beguiled): +750
Matt Damon (Suburbicon): +750
Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049): +750
Any actor not listed here: -250


Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water): -250
Meryl Streep (The Post): -250
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird): -150
Frances McDormand: (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): +150
Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel): +150
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya): +250
Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul): +250
Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game): +250
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes): +350
Jennifer Lawrence (Mother): +350
Annette Benning (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool): +450
Jane Fonda (Our Souls at Night): +450
Carey Mulligan (Mudbound): +450
Claire Foy (Breathe): +600
Brie Larson (The Glass Castle): +750
Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner): +750
Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick): +750
Nicole Kidman (The Beguiled): +750
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman): +750
Isabelle Huppert (Happy End): +750
Riley Keough (Under the Silver Lake): +750
Kristen Wiig (Downsizing): +750
Any actress not listed here: -250

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For more than 25 years, Jim Murphy has written extensively on sports betting as well as handicapping theory and practice. Jim Murphy has been quoted in media from the Wall Street Journal to REASON Magazine. Murphy worked as a radio and podcasting host broadcasting to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice. Murphy is an odds making consultant for sports and 'non-sport novelty bets' focused on the entertainment business, politics, technology, financial markets and more.