The 2019 Gotham Awards nominations came out on October 24, and the winners will be announced on December 2. Among the top contenders, is the Netflix drama “Marriage Story” film. It leads in three major categories at the Gotham Awards 2019 betting odds.
The Gotham Awards presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) are one of the leading awards for independent film. The 29th edition of the Awards will take place this year on December 2 in New York. It features 10 categories, with Best Feature, Original Screenplay, Actor, and Actress being the most important. The winners are selected by a committee of 26 writers, critics, and programmers.
Online sportsbook news sites in the US consider Gotham Awards as the first major awards ceremony of the season. It plays a key role in elevating films into the overall awards conversation. Besides, it sometimes provides a preview for the Oscars. For example, Moonlight, Spotlight, and Birdman have all won the Gotham Best Feature before winning the Oscars.
This year “Marriage Story” leads the race at the Gotham Awards 2019 betting odds for Best Feature, Screenplay, and Actor. However, other contenders “The Farewell”, “Uncut Gems”, and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” are all vying for the accolade.
“Marriage Story” is much more of a divorce story
Noah Baumbach’s critically acclaimed drama “Marriage Story” will likely make its Netflix streaming debut on December 6. The film is starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. As per online sportsbooks in the US, the film is as many people call it, much more than a divorce story. It is about how easy it is to hurt someone else.
At 22BET Sportsbook, Marriage Story is favorite to win in two main categories. For the Best Feature category, Marriage Story’s Gotham Awards 2019 betting odds are -200. For the Best Screenplay, they are -270. Besides, Adam Driver who plays Charlie a director in a theatre company makes a stunning performance in the film. Thus, he leads in the Best Actor category with -667 odds.
Chinese-American co-production “The Farewell”
Lulu Wang’s Chinese-American family drama “The Farewell” is among the leading contenders with three nominations. It explores the human dilemma of ordinary folk but in a Chinese environment. The storyline is inspired by Wang’s experience with her grandmother. Thus, it provides a sensitive, nuanced portrait of family connection within the Chinese diaspora. With the ability of the film to reach universality despite being culturally specific, it has a strong chance to win some awards. For Best Feature the film stands at +300, and for Best Screenplay it values +185. In addition, Awkwafina who plays the role of Bili Wang leads for Best Actress with -333 odds.
Sandler with “Uncut Gems” vies to win Oscars
A24’s Uncut Gems directed by Safdie brothers is starring Adam Sandler, and it received nods for Best Feature (+900) and Best Actor (+900). Adma Sandler plays the role of a New York City jeweler that gets over his head after making a series of high-stakes bets. According to the reviews, this role is one of Sandler’s most serious roles to date. Should Sandler win Gotham for Best Actor, his chances to compete for Oscars 2020 will be high.
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
The film has a very simple but intriguing message about San Francisco. You cannot hate San Francisco without once having loved it. The film is based on a true story by Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot. The plot centers on the efforts of an African-American man, to reclaim his childhood home. The odds are +1000 for the film to win Best Screenplay. They are +205 for Talbot to win Breakthrough Director, and +120 for Jonathan Majors to win Breakthrough Actor.
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