2017 Oscars Nominees & Odds In Major Categories

Matthew Jordan

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:32 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 9:32 PM UTC

The Super Bowl of awards season in Hollywood, the 89th Academy Awards, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Here are the nominees in the major categories for the Oscars and their betting odds.

Overall, "La La Land" leads with 14 nominees, tying "Titanic' (1997) and "All About Eve" (1950) for the most ever. Titanic would win  11 Oscars and All About Eve six. Meanwhile, science fiction film “Arrival” and poignant drama “Moonlight” earned eight nominations each. "Manchester by the Sea," Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a grief-stricken Boston janitor, followed with six nominees along with Mel Gibson’s war epic "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Lion."

The past two years, there were no  black actors nominated at all, which started the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. This year, there are six black actors honored, a record. Three racially diverse movies, “Moonlight,” “Fences” and “Hidden Figures,” are in the best picture race.

"La La Land" is expected to be the big winner. At the Golden Globes earlier in January, the musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling won all seven of the awards for which it received nominations (a Globes record), including best motion picture (musical or comedy), best director, best screenplay, best score and acting awards for Stone and Gosling.

Perhaps the big individual winner at the Oscars could be Lin-Manuel Miranda, who earned a nomination for Best Original Song “How Far I’ll Go” from the animated film "Moana." Miranda is looking for the EGOT sweep: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in a career. Only 12 other performers have held won the EGOT. At 37, Miranda would be the youngest person to have won all four awards. Of course Miranda was the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton."

The Oscars ceremony, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 on ABC. Here are the nominees for the major categories, and you can bet on the Oscars at all of SBR Forum's top sportsbooks:

Best Picture

“Arrival” -- +20000

”Fences” -- +5000

”Hacksaw Ridge” -- +10000

”Hell or High Water” -- +8000

”Hidden Figures” -- +3000

”La La Land” -- -2000

”Lion” -- +10000

”Manchester by the Sea” -- +1200

”Moonlight” -- +600

Golden Globe winners (two movie categories): "Moonlight" & "La La Land"


Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” -- +5000

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge” -- +5000

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” -- -1500

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” -- +1000

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” -- +800

Golden Globe winner: Chazelle


Best Actress

Emma Stone, “La La Land” -- -150

Natalie Portman, “Jackie” -- +150

Ruth Negga, “Loving” -- +4000

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” -- +5000

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” -- +600

Golden Globe winners (two categories): Stone, Huppert


Best Actor

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” -- -225

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” -- +4000

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land” -- +600

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” -- +10000

Denzel Washington, “Fences” -- +150

Golden Globe winners (two categories): Affleck, Gosling


Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, “Fences” -- -2500

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” -- +1500

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”  -- +2500

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” -- +6000

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” -- +750

Golden Globe winner: Davis


Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” -- -800

Jeff Bridges,”Hell or High Water” -- +750

Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” -- +1500

Dev Patel, “Lion” -- +2000

Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals” +1000

Golden Globe winner: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, "Nocturnal Animals"

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