We’ve only just had the 2019 Oscars but already the big question is which movie will win the Best Picture Oscar in 2020? Of course it’s not the easiest market to bet on considering most of the films in the running haven’t even been released yet. Let’s take a look at just who might be making it onto the stage to accept their award next year.
Tarantino is Back
Any Quentin Tarantino movie is a much-anticipated event and this year sees the release of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ It stars Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie and has already had a controversial production schedule.
The movie is set in 1969 around the time of the Charles Manson murders. A struggling television actor and his stunt double pal are trying to make it big in the movie business. The movie isn’t out until July but with characters in the movie including Sharon Tate and Bruce Lee, Hollywood is going to be fascinated with this movie. It’s the 2/1 (3.0) favourite at Betway to win the 2020 Best Picture Oscar.
Not a Cartoon
‘Jojo Rabbit’ may sound like an animated movie but it is in fact a dark comedy. It’s out in and stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis and is directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi. It’s a million miles away from Waititi’s last film ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’
It’s a story set in World War II with a young boy and his imaginary friend. It’s not quite ‘Drop Dead Fred’ or ‘Harvey the Rabbit’ but Adolf Hitler (played by Waititi). Life becomes difficult when he discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl. The movie also features Rebel Wilson as an instructor at the Hitler Youth Camp. You can get odds of 8/1 (9.0) on this becoming the latest World War II movie to win the Best Picture Award.
DeNiro and Scorsese Return
Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro have a fantastic track record. Their ninth movie collaboration is ‘The Irishman’ and is likely to put them in Oscar contention yet again.
Also in a stellar cast are Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano. It tells the real-life story of a union leader called Frank Sheeran who was also alleged to work as a hitman. It’s 10/1 (11.0) at Betway to win the Best Picture Oscar, an award Scorsese has never won.