Golden Globe wannabe bettors now have a full slate of bets on major film categories from MyBookie to consider. All accept one – who is going to host. Sanda Oh, nominated for her work on “Killing Eve’ and Andy Samberg of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ already have been tapped for that job.
Maybe the Hollywood Foreign Press can share their also-ran host choices with those managing The Academy Awards since Kevin Hart was jettisoned just a day after being selected after his homophobic tweets came to light.
Right now, we figure ABC is throwing money at Jimmy Kimmel to take the job again. May we suggest Ricky Gervais? Kermit and Miss Piggy?
Getting back to The Globes, the most pressing question is if “A Star Is Born’ going to sweep? The stars say it’s looking good for the top three categories.
Select categories also are up on BetOnline, Bet365 and Ladbrokes. For the most part, the odds align but the are are a few differences that may change your perspective. MyBookie is offering odds in most of the Golden Globes film and acting categories:
Best Motion Picture – Drama: A Star is Born -400; If Beale Street Could Talk +500, BlacKkKlansman +1000. Black Panther +1400 and Bohemian Rhapsody +1800
The Pick: If anyone thinks anything other than “A Star is Born’ is the choice of the Hollywood Foreign Press, we’d like to have what you’re having. This is a done deal.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: The Favourite +150, Green Book +175, Vice +200; Mary Poppins Returns +1600, Crazy Rich Asians +1800
The Pick: It will be hard for the HFPA not to pick “The Favourite’ but “Vice’ and “Green Book’ could slip in for the win. Bet365 leans more toward “Green Book” (+125) rather than “The Favourite” (+185), but the odds will likely across all the sportsbooks will adjust when every new critics group announces their winners. This is the dead heat of the Globes.
Best Actor Drama: Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) -400, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) +300, Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) +1400, Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) +2000 and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) +2500
The Pick: We believe the FHFPA is going to go all in on “A Star is Born.’ As good as Malek was as Freddie Mercury, the film played a little fast and loose with some Freddie facts. Everyone else should be happy with their nomination.
Best Actor- Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale (Vice) +100, Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) +120, Robert Redford (The Old Man and The Gun) +600, John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie) +1800 and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) +2000
The Pick: This could have been Viggo’s year if it weren’t for Bale’s transformation into Vice President Cheney. Seriously, it took us a minute to figure out who was the man behind the prosthetics and weight gain. The acting under the mask is brilliant as always. Oh, and props for nominating Robert Redford in possibly his last role.
Best Supporting Actor: Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) -110, Mahershala Ali (Green Book) +120, Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me) +800, Sam Rockwell (Vice) +800, Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) +2500
The Pick: We have a bone to pick with this category — where is Sam Elliott? OK, moving on … for the second year in a row, Chalamet has turned in a performance actors 25 years older wish they could achieve. Those who feel he was robbed last year probably won’t be disappointed this year. This is anothe category where Bet365 favored “Green Book,” going with Ali (-110) over Chalmet (+125). This one is too close to call.
Best Actress – Drama: Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) -130, Glenn Close (The Wife) +100, Nichole Kidman (Destroyer) +1800, Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) +1800, Rosamund Pike (A Private War) +3300
The Pick: No brainer. If you haven’t figured out that the foreign press is ga-ga for Gaga, then we can’t help you. Expect a lot of tears during this acceptance speech.
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman (The Favourite) -200, Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) +300, Charlize Theron (Tully) +900, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) +900, Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) +1200
The Pick: You may not know her name, but you will after she wins the award. Colman for the win.
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) -110, Amy Adams (Vice) +150, Emma Stone (The Favourite) +900, Claire Foy (First Man) +1000, Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) +1200
The Pick: Regina King is up for this award and another as Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for “Seven Seconds’ – a role where she’s already collected an Emmy. She will likely take home both.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) -200, Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) +250. Adam McKay (Vice) +800, Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) +1200, Peter Farrelly (Green Book) +1500
The Pick: The one category that won’t fall for “A Star is Born.’ “Roma,’ nominated in the Best Foreign Film category (which it will win that award) will propel director Cuaron to victory. “Roma’ was not eligible for the Best Film – Drama category.