Oscar 2020 Best Actress Betting Predictions: A Returner or a Newcomer Will Win?


Posted: October 22, 2019

Updated: February 18, 2020

  • Odds for Best Actress Oscar winner are out
  • Favorite is Renee Zellwegger for her role in Judy
  • Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson can win as well

We can find past winners and newcomers as top favorites for the Best Actress Oscar Award this season. Renee Zellweger has the smallest odds of 1.50. In our Oscar 2020 Best Actress Betting predictions we also look at the other favorites and their chances. 

Even though the official Oscar nominees will only be announced on the 13th of January 2020, bookmakers are sharing their odds for the award winners. In the Best Actress category, Renee Zellweger is the favorite to win for her role in the film, Judy. Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron are also candidates for winning.  

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As we mentioned, Renee Zellweger is a favorite to win the Oscar. She has already won one in 2003 in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Cold Mountain. Renee was also a nominee for the Best Actress Oscar for Bridget Jones’s Diary and Chicago earlier. She plays Judy Garland in her biography, showing the actress in her last year performing on stage in the Uk. Zellweger portrays the struggling Garland, who is suffering from anxiety and other issues. She also sings all of Garland’s songs and gives the performance of the year according to Rolling Stone critics. 

Oscar 2020 Best Actress Betting predictions favour Renee
Renee Zellweger is a promising choice – Image source: Siebbi / CC BY via Wikimedia Commons

Another actress who might get her second Oscar is Charlize Theron who is playing in the film Bombshell. The film is about the toxic male culture at Fox News and the women who try to expose it. Charlize plays Megyn Kelly, a former Fox News anchor. The actress described the role more demanding than playing a serial killer in the film Monster. She got her first Oscar for that role in 2004. Her odds now to win again is 6.00 at 22BET

Though Scarlett Johansson hasn’t been even nominated for an Oscar yet, many think she deserves one. In her latest film, Marriage Story, she is giving a superb lead performance with her partner, Adam Driver. In the relationship drama, they play a couple who are in the middle of a divorce. Online sportsbooks in the US are giving Johansson  3.00 odds to win the Oscar, which might come true after this performance. In our Oscar 2020 Best Actress Betting predictions we think the winner might be one of them, but let’s see other favorites as well. 

The newcomers and a secret favorite

There were also a few young talents with great performances. First, we can mention Awkwafina, who stars in comedy-drama The Farewell, which is also favorite for the Best Picture Oscar. The young American actress and rapper played in Ocean 8 and Crazy Rich Asians before, but now she shows her dramatic side. She is playing a young Chinese born, American raised woman, who returns to her grandmother in China to say goodbye to her. She was given the odds of 11.00 by 22Bet, read our latest review about 22BET before betting. 

Online gambling sites in the US are offering similar odds for another new talent, Cynthia Erivo’s win. She is a British singer and actress, who became famous thanks to her performance in The Color Purple musical at Broadway.  She is featuring now in Harriet, a biography based on Harriet Tubman’s life, who was a woman born into slavery but managed to escape to North. Then she kept going back to the South to rescue friends and family members. In the Underground Railroad, she helped more than 70 slaves to freedom. Personalizing a real American icon can bring an Oscar easily, Erivo’s odds is 11.00. 

Finally let’s mention another black actress, Lupita Nyong’o, who has already won an Oscar for a drama about slavery in 2013, the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. Now though she stars in Us, the new horror film by Get-out-director Jordan Peele. Roles in horror films are rarely awarded an Oscar, but Lupita’s performance of the two opposite characters are so effective, that she would truly deserve an Oscar for it. 

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