On January 5, 2020, the 77th Golden Globe Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. They will recognize the best in both American television and film as selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Online betting sites provide you with the opportunity to bet on the winners in all of the categories.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
There are five contenders competing for the title of Best Motion Picture – Drama. The wildly popular film The Irishman is the current favorite as shown by online betting odds of -200 on sites such as Unibet. The Irishman, The Two Popes, and fellow nominee Marriage Story are all backed by Netflix. This is Netflix’s first Best Motion Picture nomination at the Golden Globes.
This company has transformed from a streaming service provider to a dominant film and television show maker in only six short years as evidenced by its 17 total Golden Globe film nominations. Other awards shows such as the Academy Award may shy away from the newcomer but the Golden Globes recognizes its films as legitimate contenders.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is in the favorite position with betting odds of -400. This film is in the running for five Golden Globes awards including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor - Supporting Role (Brad Pitt), Best Director (Quentin Tarantino), and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.
Bookmakers predict that the current second-place film in this category, Jojo Rabbit, will lag behind with odds of +350 while Rocketman and Dolemite Is My Name are following far behind as definite underdogs in this category.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
A group of talented actors are up for this award with Joaquin Phoenix expected to win for his role in Joker. Bookmakers set his odds to win currently at -500, which establishes that he is the clear frontrunner. Adam Driver is a reasonable contender with odds of +350 for his role in Marriage Story.
There is a big gap between the two frontrunners and the rest of the pack but you never know what might happen at the Golden Globes.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
This is an interesting category because nobody has emerged as the clear favorite as of this writing. Eddie Murphy and Leonardo DiCaprio are close at +100 and +125 odds respectively. This will be an interesting race to watch. Roman Griffin Davis lags behind the group with bookmakers placing his odds at +2500 for his role in Jojo Rabbit. This category is up for grabs and it will be interesting to watch how it plays out.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
For the Best Actress category, only one film from the Best Actor category crosses over with Scarlett Johansson nominated for her role in Marriage Story. Renee Zellweger is the favorite for her role in Judy but experts caution that Johansson could create an upset and win.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Finally, it looks as though Awkwafina is the projected winner in this category with Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson as clear underdogs in this group. You definitely want to keep your eyes on the updates as the Golden Globes Award show draws near as any of these predictions can change.
The Golden Globes is always fun and betting online can help people to be more engaged. Online betting sites have bookmakers that set the odds for each category and they are updated until the event.