2021 Golden Globe Best Actor Odds: Can Chadwick Boseman Win a Posthumous Award?

  • 2021 Golden Globe Best Actor nominees have been announced
  • Chadwick Boseman can win in drama for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Sacha Baron Cohen can win again with Borat in the comedy category
2021 Golden Globe Best Actor odds
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The 2021 Golden Globe Best Actor nominees have been announced in both comedy and drama categories. We can find legendary Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman in the drama nominees where Chadwick Boseman is the favorite. While Sacha Baron Cohen is predicted to win in the comedy category according to the 2021 Golden Globe Best Actor odds. 

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The nominees of all Golden Globe categories have been announced this Wednesday with five contestants remaining in all of them. One of the most prestigious awards will honor the Best Actors starring in drama and comedy/musical films. Last year Joaquin Phoenix won in the Best Actor – drama category with his amazing performance in Joker. Now Chadwick Boseman is the top favorite who sadly passed away last August at the age of only 43. But this fact can even increase his chances beside his great performance. As giving him the award can be a nice gesture from the journalists to appreciate his whole career. Taron Egerton won last year’s Golden Globe in comedy after playing Elton John in Rocketman. This time we might see a tighter race between a real musical actor and super funny Sacha Baron Cohen. 

2021 Golden Globe Best Actor odds favor Boseman’s victory

Chadwick Boseman was a very talented actor and playwright, who started his career in theater. He switched to the screen in 2010 and had his breakthrough three years later with biographical film 42. He became world famous after playing in Marvel blockbuster Black Panther which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Now Boseman is a nominee for the Best Actor – Drama Golden Globe and has the odds of 1.25 to win the category. 

He plays in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a Netflix film about legendary blues singer Ma Rainey and her ambitious horn player, played by Boseman. Online sportsbooks in the US also mention two veteran actors in the favorites. 83-year old Anthony Hopkins who has never won any Golden Globe in spite of his seven previous nominations. Now he has the odds of 6.00 to do so with his role in The Father. And Gary Oldman who played in David Fincher’s latest film, Mank playing screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz. His odds to win is 13.00 in the 2021 Golden Globe Best Actor odds. 

2021 Golden Globe Best Actor odds
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Borat against Hamilton in the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy category

Online gambling sites in the US predict a tighter race in the musical/comedy category between Sacha Baron Cohen and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Cohen played in the sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which was widely popular with fans. And it looks like even HFPA members liked it and nominated Cohen. Who can win his second Golden Globe Award after his first success with Borat in 2007. His odds to win again is 2.25 on 22Bet. 

His main rival can be a musical actor, playwright, composer, rapper and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. The 41-year-old multi-talent plays the title character, Hamilton in the famous Broadway musical which was recorded as a live-film last year. Miranda’s odds to win the Golden Globe is 3.50. While another musical’s lead actor, James Corden is also in the nominees for his role in Netflix musical The Prom. As Corden is more known about his TV show than his acting roles, his victory would be a big surprise and has the odds of 9.00. 

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