The 78th Golden Globe Awards will take place now on the 28th of February after it was postponed from its original date in January. The 2021 Golden Globe Best Picture odds favor Netflix productions like Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7 along with Nomadland to win the Best Drama category. While musicals Hamilton and The Prom can win in the comedy/musical category.
The nominations of the 78th Golden Globe will be announced on the 3rd of February. But bookmakers are already offering odds for the top favorites in all main categories. Including the Best Motion Picture ones where two separate awards honor the best dramas and best comedies. Last year two epics won the award, 1917 in the drama and Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once upon a Time in Hollywood in the comedy category. Winning the Golden Globe can be a good sign ahead of the Academy Awards as often one of the Golden Globe winners takes the Oscar too. So let’s see the main favorites for the first major film awards of the year.
Nomadland is the top favorite drama in the 2021 Golden Globe Best Picture odds
As we mentioned earlier, Chloe Zhao’s drama, Nomadland has won several awards already. Including the Golden Lion in Venice and the People’s Choice Award in the Toronto Film Festival. The film is about Fern, played by Frances McDormand going on a journey with a van in the US after she lost her job. Last week it also won the Best Feature category in the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Now online sportsbooks in the US offer the odds of 3.40 for its victory.
Two Netflix productions can be its biggest rivals. One of them is the legal drama, The Trial of the Chicago 7 which tells the story of the leaders of a huge anti-Vietnam War protest in 1968. The film has a star-packed cast with Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Hewitt just to name a few. The drama received great reviews from critics and viewers. And has the odds of 5.00 in the 2021 Golden Globe Best Picture odds to win the award. While another Netflix film, Mank is also in the favorites with the odds of 6.00. David Fincher’s latest film goes back to the 1930s when screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz is trying to finish his screenplay for Citizen Kane. Starring Gary Oldman in the lead role Mank also had a warm reception from the audience.
Can Hamilton win the Golden Globe?
In the Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy category we can find a few musicals in the top favorites. Like another Netflix film, The Prom which is the film adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical of the same name. Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman play in this catchy musical which is a top favorite with the odds of 2.75. Beside its fantastic cast it also has a strong message about acceptance. And how everyone should have the right for his/her high-school prom.
Hamilton, the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was a huge success in Broadway and in the West End. Now its recorded version can be nominated in the category and easily win it with the odds of 3.00. But online gambling sites in the US also mention a romantic comedy, Palm Springs in the favorites with the odds of 5.50. The film tells the story of two strangers who meet at a wedding and get stuck in a time loop. But even the sequel of Borat, the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has the odds of 7.50. on 22Bet. Though its victory would be a huge surprise for sure.