Oscar odds on Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman shorten after premiere

Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster movie, The Irishman, received its premiere in the US last Friday and after a positive critical reception, has seen plenty of support in the Best Picture Oscars betting. The movie had been top of the pile with Academy Awards punters all year, but had been surpassed in recent weeks, first by …

James Norton Tops the Odds to Be the Next James Bond

The Next James Bond market is a perennial favourite among punters and ever since the current incumbent, Daniel Craig, announced that he would be stepping down, the market has been buzzing. Top of the pile currently is James Norton, the bookies favourite at 4/1. Best known for his roles in television dramas Grantchester and Happy …

Marriage Story Tops the Best Picture Odds for Oscars

A summer of important film releases has shaken up the betting markets for the 2020 Oscars and produced a new and unexpected favourite in the Best Picture contest.  The Academy Awards ceremony is still over five months away, but most of the leading contenders have hit the silver screen and we can expect the betting …

Rob Letterman’s Pokemon Movie an Unlikely Oscar Contender

We may be nine months away from the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony, but movie fans and punters who specialise in the entertainment markets are already weighing up the potential contenders in a packed field lining up for the Best Picture Oscar contest.  And a glance at the latest markets offered by bookmakers shows that there …

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Given Little Hope of Oscars Glory

What’s the longest running franchise in movie history? While the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers franchises seem to have been around forever, and even die-hard Star Wars fans are beginning to lose track of the franchise’s convoluted timeline, all three pale into insignificance compared to the behemoth that is Godzilla. The first movie based …

It: Chapter Two, Sequel to Stephen King Tale Rated an Unlikely Oscars Success

Horror movies don’t have a record of success when it comes to winning the Best Picture Oscar. Although the genre regularly features in the technical categories, only one movie that could broadly be described as a horror film has ever scooped the big prize. That was Silence of the Lambs in 1991, which also scooped …

Keanu Reeves an Oscars Outsider for John Wick: Chapter 3

Keanu Reeves may be a favourite with many movie goers, and an underrated performer, but he is not an actor whose work has troubled the Oscars voters over the years. And it seems unlikely that he will be getting his hands on one of those famous golden statuettes for his performance in his latest production, John …

Men in Black Among the Unlikely Oscars Contenders

Hollywood can never be accused of failing to exploit the popularity of a franchise, and so the industry that brought us five Pirates Of The Caribbean movies – approximately four more than were reasonably required – is also threatening us with a fourth Men In Black instalment.   This extension of the series that began …

Unbreakable Sequel an Unlikely 2020 Oscars Winner

Finding the winner of the Best Picture Oscar is a puzzle that fascinates many punters each year, and even at this early stage, with the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony still ten months away, bookmakers have been busy pricing up all the possible contenders for the Best Picture betting market. Trying to weigh up the Oscars …

Bookies Not Convinced of Spider-Man’s Oscars Potential

The 2020 Academy Awards ceremony may be ten months away but for punters who like to play the Best Picture betting markets, this is an ideal time to look for a lively outsider. With most of the movies quoted in the betting yet to be released, including the current 3/1 favourite, Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman, …