Oscar season is on the approach and the film community is buzzing about it. The results for the 88th Academy Awards will be taking place on February 28th so get your wallets ready because the odds have been announced.
Gold Derby have collated predictions from an esteemed panel of ‘experts’ so if you’re feeling confident about the results, why throw put some money where your mouth is?
Best Picture – Spotlight (13/10)
A surprising frontrunner considering the size and potential legacy of films like Bridge of Spies, Mad Max and The Revenant. Starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton, this investigative film details the uncovering of one of world’s most respected institutions.
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio (1/20)
Starring in The Revenant, no-one deserves this Oscar more than Leo. He’s well deserving of an award considering the quality of the craft he brings to the industry. The prophecy suggests that Leo will take the lifetime achievement award before he’s actually given an Oscar – we cannot let that happen.
Best Actress – Brie Larson (2/13)
An obvious winner and the most deserving in the category, Brie Larson’s performance in The Room will bring a tear to the most salty of viewers. Her honest and heartbreaking portrayal in this flick will go down as one of the finest in her career.
Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone (2/3)
Reprising his role as Rocky Balboa, Sly takes a backseat to the charismatic and dedicated Michael B Jordan. That said, Stallone delivers his best performance in maybe decades with the wise mentor role suiting his gruff intellect more than a starring position.
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander (4/5)
Running against both Kate Winslet and Rachael McAdams, Alicia Vikander could be in for a tough results night. However, her on-screen empathy in the incredibly progressive and beautifully written The Danish Girl is something to celebrated, little golden statues aside.
Best Director – George Miller (4/5)
The OG of the Mad Max series, George Miller made full use of technological progression to craft a sparse but diverse wasteland for the latest addition to the post-apocylptic saga.