Entertainment Betting: 75th Golden Globes Odds & Predictions

Swinging Johnson

Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:39 PM UTC

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 1:39 PM UTC

Prettier people with more money and fame than you and I will convene in Beverly Hills to congratulate each other and hand out shiny gold trophies to the winners. Let's celebrate right along with them as we make our Golden Globe betting picks and pick up a few bucks in the process.

Best Film Drama

“The Shape of Water” — 13/8

“The Post” — 19/10

“Dunkirk” — 7/1

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — 9/1

“Call Me by Your Name” — 16/1

The judges who vote on such things have trended towards indie films in recent years because no one associated with Hollywood wants to be accused of being too predictable. The shame! Yet it won't be long before voting indie becomes passé, however, until that time arrives we see the Shape of Water getting the nod over a big screen blockbuster like Dunkirk or the legendary Steven Spielberg's newest incarnation, The Post. Include the Shape of Water in your Golden Globe picks.

Golden Globe Pick: Shape of Water 13/8
Best Line offered: Bet365

Best Film Drama Actress

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — 2/3

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” — 27/10

Meryl Streep, “The Post” — 12/1

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game” — 33/1

Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World” — 80/1

Always a bridesmaid but never a bride is Frances McDormand, at least as far as the Golden Globes are concerned. Despite being nominated on five separate occasions (sixth if you include her ensemble nod in Short Cuts), she has never brought home a Globie. However this year the streak will be broken and if you don't believe me, just take a gander at the Golden Globes odds in this category. McDormand is the odds-on-favorite and will win based on her sublime portrayal of Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the fact that an Oscar winning actress has been to the Golden well five times and has repeatedly come up thirsty.

Golden Globe Pick: Frances McDormand 2/3
Best Line offered: Bet365

Best Film Drama Actor

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” — 4/9

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” — 10/3

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” — 28/1

Tom Hanks, “The Post” — 40/1

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” — 100/1

Gary Oldman should win this category for his transcendent performance as Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour but the storied actor has been unceasingly critical of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Golden Globes. You don't think these sophisticated, altruistic, bon vivants would carry a grudge do you? It's Hollywood - of course, they would! That said, let's go with a longshot here and give Daniel Day-Lewis a chance at 28-1. Double D will need one more Golden Globe win to equal his three Academy Awards. We say he gets it for his role in Phantom Thread.

Golden Globe Pick: Daniel Day-Lewis 28/1
Best Line offered: Bet365

Best Film Director

Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of Water” — 8/13

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” — 5/2

Steven Spielberg, “The Post” — 16/1

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — 50/1

Ridley Scott, “All the Money in the World” — 80/1

The director of the Golden Globes' Best Picture has copped Best Director seven times over the last decade and if that trend continues, and we believe it will, then Guillermo del Toro will be walking home with the hardware. It would not shock me if Martin McDonagh, director of the racially controversial Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won but the smart money is on del Toro.

Golden Globe Pick: Guillermo Del Toro 8/13
Best Line Offered: Bet365
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