Brendan Gleeson, nominee for Best Supporting Actor Oscar – BSI

Best Supporting Actor Oscars Betting Preview – Will Brendan Gleeson Win?

In this post you will find our Best Supporting Actor Oscars preview along with all the betting odds for this prestigious Academy Award.

Ireland is well represented in this category with two nominations for the award. These two nominees are part of a record 14 nominations for the Irish at this year’s Academy Awards.

What Is The Best Supporting Actor Oscar For?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor recognises the most outstanding performance in a motion picture by an actor in a supporting role. The award is presented on an annual basis at the Dolby Theatre by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

It is one of the most prized awards in the acting profession with the likes of Brad Pitt, Heath Ledger and Morgan Freeman among some of the names who have previously won this Academy Award.

Nominees For The Best Supporting Actor Oscar 2023

The five nominees for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award are Ke Huy Quan, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, Brian Tyree Henry and Judd Hirsch.

Below you will see all the nominees in this category at this year’s Academy Awards along with their betting odds and their implied percentage chance of winning based on those odds.

Best Supporting Actor Oscar Betting
Name Odds Chance (%)
Ke Huy Quan 1/10 90.9
Brendan Gleeson 11/2 15.4
Barry Keoghan 7/1 12.5
Brian Tyree Henry 33/1 2.9
Judd Hirsch 33/1 2.9


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Best Supporting Actor Oscar Preview

Ke Huy Quan – Best Supporting Actor Favourite

The favourite for the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor is Ke Huy Quan who is at massive odds-on of 1/10 to land the award. Quan earned his nomination, and favouritism, for the Academy Award of Best Supporting Actor from his portrayal of Waymond Wang in the hit movie Everything Everywhere All At Once.

If the odds are anything to go by then the Vietnamese-American actor is a shoo-in to bring home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this March. The Golden Globe Awards can often be a decent indicator for the Oscars and Quan won the Golden Globe in the same category back in January.

Brendan Gleeson

The Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is the second favourite to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at 11/2 odds. Gleeson, 67, has never won an Oscar but is widely regarded as one of the best actors Ireland has ever produced.

The Dubliner earned his nomination for the award as a result of his brilliant performance as Colm Doherty in the critically acclaimed The Banshees of Inisherin.

Gleeson will need to beat heavy favourite Ke Huy Quan to land the award but given his performance and odds of 11/2 he could represent good value for bettors.

Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan is third in the betting for this year’s Best Supporting Oscar award at odds of 7/1. The Irish actor starred in The Banshees of Inisherin alongside Colin Farrell (who was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar) and fellow Best Supporting Actor nominee and Irishman Brendan Gleeson.

Keoghan, 30, played the role of Dominic Kearney in the hit Irish movie. The actor has come in for a lot of praise for bringing a lot of the more humorous moments to the movie. If he is to go home with this award then he will have to beat out stiff competition from Ke Huy Quan and co-star Brendan Gleeson.

Brian Tyree Henry

At this stage in the betting for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar we are getting to some of the long shots. Brian Tyree Henry finds himself at odds of 33/1 to land the award following his portrayal of James Aucoin in Causeway.

Tyree Henry first rose to fame for his role of Alfred ‘Paper Boi” Miles in the popular TV series Atlanta. The American actor received Emmy and Tony award nominations for his performance in that role and now bids to upset the odds at this year’s Academy Awards to land the Oscar for this category.

Judd Hirsch

We round out the betting for the Best Supporting Actor award with Judd Hirsch who at 87 is the second oldest person to receive an Oscar nomination in acting. Hirsch, who is 33/1 to win the award, played Uncle Boris in the movie The Fabelmans and did not even have 10 minutes of screentime during the course of the movie.

Hirsch was so good in his limited time on screen that he was able to earn his second nomination for an Oscar in a supporting role. His first nomination in this category came all the way back in 1980 when he starred in the movie Ordinary People. Hirsch winning the award would be a massive upset but his impact on The Fabelmans in such a brief appearance means that he can’t be counted out.

Best Supporting Actor Oscar Prediction

This is one of the most interesting categories at this year’s Oscars. Ke Huy Quan may be the raging favourite at 1/10 and he also won the Golden Globe in this category but I feel like there could be an upset on the cards.

Brendan Gleeson, the second favourite at 11/2 was brilliant as Colm Doherty in The Banshees of Inisherin and his performance will give him every chance of landing his first Academy Award.

Prediction: Brendan Gleeson to win the Best Supporting Actor at 11/2

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Who Won The Best Supporting Actor Oscar Last Year (2022)?

Troy Kotsur won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2022 for his performance in CODA. Kotsur played the role of a deaf father in that film and was acclaimed for his acting performance.

The actor, who is deaf himself, was the first deaf actor to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and second deaf performer to win an Academy Award.

Who Has Won The Oscar For Best Supporting Actor The Most Times?

Walter Brennan has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor the most times having won the award a total of three times. Brennan won the Academy Award in this category from his performances in Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938) and The Westerner (1940).

Walter Brennan also is tied for the most nominations for the Oscar of Best Supporting Actor with four nominations. He is joined for the most nominations in this category with fellow actors Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Claude Raines.

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