Last Updated Mar 16, 2022, 1:33 PM

Oscars Odds Shift After Critics' Choice Awards and BAFTA's

Oscars Odds Change After Critics' Choice Awards And BAFTA's

There are less than two weeks to go before the 94th Academy Awards winners are announced. Two of the last major sets of awards were decided over the weekend as the Critics Choice Awards and BAFTAs took place, leading to some shifts in the Oscars betting odds. The Power of the Dog is still the favorite to be named Best Picture, but we have seen new favorites emerge in other categories.

CODA Now Tied With Belfast As The Second Favorite For Best Picture

The Power of the Dog continues to dominate the awards shows with Best Picture wins at the Critics Choice Awards and the BAFTAs. However, the odds for CODA to win Best Picture have plummeted from 20-1 to 5-1 at FanDuel over the last three weeks. CODA won Best Adapted Screenplay at the BAFTAs, and there has been growing hype about the movie. That could lead to an upset at the Oscars.

Jane Campion And Will Smith Are Both Heavy Favorites

There’s virtually no doubt that Jane Campion will be named Best Director at this point, as she is a whopping -2400 favorite to win the honor. Will Smith has become a sizeable favorite to be named Best Actor for the first time too thanks to a great performance as Richard Williams in King Richard. Smith is currently only -600 to be named Best Actor, but his odds will rise as the Academy Awards have a history of taking lifetime achievements into account with older actors that have yet to be named Best Actor.

Jessica Chastain Now The Odds-On Favorite To Win Best Actress

Nicole Kidman opened as the favorite to win Best Actress for her role in Being the Ricardos. However, Jessica Chastain is now the odds-on favorite following her win at the CCAs over the weekend. Chastain moved ahead of Kidman in the Academy Awards betting odds following her win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards two weeks ago, and her part in The Eyes of Tammy Faye is prime Oscar bait.

The Troy Kotsur Hype Train Continues

It looked like Kodi Smit-McPhee would win Best Supporting Actor a few months ago, but Troy Kotsur has been a force of nature over the last few weeks. He won at the SAG Awards, and he also won at both the BAFTAs and CCAs. Kotsur made history as the first deaf male actor to win at the SAG Awards and the BAFTAs, and he looks set to add an Oscar to his mantle too.

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