With awards season’s ending, we’re taking a look at the leading contenders for Best Actress at the 2020 Oscars. It seems that for both bookies and film critics the leader of the category is Rene Zellweger for Judy. Her main competition is Scarlett Johansson in Noah Baumbach divorce drama Marriage Story. It is possible that her emotionally powerful performance in Marriage Story will bring Johansson her first Oscar. So, can the actress take home a golden statuette at the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, 2020? Let’s check out what Scarlett Johansson bets look like.
Despite her diverse career Scarlett Johansson never had an Oscar nomination. However, chances are high, that might change this year, as she has roles in not one, but two Best Picture contenders Jojo Rabbit and Marriage story. Well, we will know that for certain on January 13, when the Academy will announce their nominations. As for now, according to online gambling sites in the United States, she is one of the main contenders to win the Best Actress category for her role in Marriage story.
Scarlett Johansson bets for two Oscar categories
In Marriage Story, Johansson plays Nicole, a working actress handling her divorce and single motherhood after splitting from her husband. Noah Baumbach film’s reviews are very positive, especially critics mention the acting in the film. Johansson delivering a compelling turn that’s moving and affecting. Both Marriage Story and Scarlet alone got multiple nominations this awards season. The actress is nominated for BAFTA Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards and several other awards for her role.
Besides, Johansson benefits from having a successful year. She had a leading role in Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing film of all-time. Moreover, Johansson’s earning high marks for Jojo Rabbit too, making her a candidate for two nominations this year. Well, according to the 1xBet sportsbook she has 7 odds to win the Best Actress category, and 11 odds for Best supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit.
Additionally, Johansson is a double-nominee at SAG, earning nods for Best Actress (Marriage Story) and Best Supporting Actress (Jojo Rabbit). This is also an academy “green light” for the actress.
What are the obstacles?
Johansson’s main competitor in the Best Actor category is bookmaker’s favorite Rene Zellweger in Judy. With winning odds of 1.25, Zellweger is a one-time Oscar winner with two more nominations to her name.
In the movie, she stars as Judy Garland. She plays the Hollywood icon at the end of her career, full of drug and alcohol abuse. Zellweger’s performance in the film is really great and she’s got a lot of praise for it. Moreover, she won the Golden Globes in the Best Actress in a motion picture drama category.
Another thing that may come in Johansson’s way to get an Oscar is her co-star in Marriage story Adam Driver. He is dominating the story in the latter half of the film. Also, Driver has high chances to win like the Best Actor category.
The other thing that can stop her from getting a golden statuette is Johansson’s history of controversial comments about Woody Allen. She stated that she “believes him, and would work with him anytime”.
Anyhow, we think that Scarlett Johansson bets are good and she may take her first Oscar this year.
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