As Awards Season Marches On 1917 Is the One To Beat At The Oscars

1917 has been slashed to win the best picture gong at the Oscars after the Sam Mendes film starred at the Producers Guild of America Awards. The war film is now 1/2 to land the big win having been cut from 8/11.

The Sam Mendes directed World War One epic won best picture at the PGA awards which in years gone by has been a big indicator for Oscar success.

South Korean dark comedy Parasite is into 9/2 second favourite from 11/2 to add to its Palme d’Or and SAG awards by making history and becoming the first foreign-language film to land the Oscar for best picture.

Quentin Tarantino was in the running with ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,’ but that has been eased out to 5/1 from 11/8 second favourite.

Martin Scorsese was on course to be decorated with the highest of accolades for ‘The Irishman’ and it was the subject of a gamble to pick up the award for best picture late last year. However, the three-and-a-half-hour epic has failed to light up awards season and is now all the way out at 40/1 when it was just 2/1 in December.

Saoirse Ronan was originally backed into 14/1 to win an Oscar for best actress for her role in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” but support for the Carlow-raised star has since dried up.

She is now back out to her original odds of 25/1 with BoyleSports to bag the coveted award next month despite several near misses at other awards. Punters were hopeful that it would be fourth time lucky for Saoirse as the bets started to pile in for the Irish actress, but it’s Renee Zellweger’s to lose now at 1/10.

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