Oscars time! La La Land favourite to clean up at awards spectacular

It’s the season where Hollywood pats itself on the back and we love it…


If there’s one event that can ‘Trump’ what’s going on at the White House it’s the Oscars.

Yep, that’s right folks, the biggest awards ceremony in the Tinsel Town calendar is just around the corner and following today’s nominations we’ve released the latest betting.

And according to the odds, La La Land starring the dishy Ryan Gosling and the gorgeous Emma Stone looks set repeat its record-breaking clean-up act at the Golden Globes.

We’re going 1/10 for the romantic musical comedy-drama to win Best Picture, while Stone is the 8/11 favourite to nab the Best Actress gong.

All the best odds on the Oscars are at PP.com

From an Irish point of view, Ruth Negga has been installed at 20/1 to win Best Actress at this year’s event after the Limerick star was nominated today.

Negga faces some stiff competition from Stone and Jackie’s Natalie Portman as well as is Isabelle Huppert who’s available at 4/1 while Meryl Streep props up the betting at 50/1.

La La Land director Damien Chazelle is the bookies favourite to win the Best Director award, but Ryan Gosling is only 3rd favourite (8/1) to land the Best Actor award – with Casey Affleck the odds-on favourite for his role in Manchester by the Sea (1/4).

The Academy Awards have come in for heavy criticism in recent years for their lack of diversity, but 2017 sees a deserving list of black actors nominated for awards.

We’re offering 1/50 for any black actor to pick up an award at this year’s ceremony, with Mahershala Ali odds-on to claim Best Supporting Actor, and Denzel Washington a 4/1 poke to win the Best Actor award for Fences.

Hollywood’s finest – including Streep – have used the stage to take a pop at newly-elected President Donald Trump and the bookie offers short odds of 5/4 for any winner to take a swipe at Trump during their acceptance speech.

Asked about the Oscar nominations spokesman Paddy Power said: “After scooping a record-breaking seven Golden Globes, La La Land looks set to clean up at the Oscars.”

“Meryl Streep is unlikely to be performing an acceptance speech this time round, so she’ll have to leave abusing Donald Trump to one of the other winners – which shouldn’t be a problem.”

Best Picture

1/10       La La Land
4/1         Moonlight
7/1         Manchester by the Sea
20/1       Fences
20/1       Hacksaw Ridge
25/1       Hidden Figures

Best Actor
1/4         Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
4/1         Denzel Washington (Fences)
8/1         Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
25/1       Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
66/1       Viggo Mortensen

Best Actress

8/11       Emma Stone (La La Land)
11/8       Natalie Portman (Jackie)
4/1         Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
20/1       Ruth Negga (Loving)
50/1       Meryl Streep (50/1)

Best Director

1/10       Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
5/1         Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
7/1         Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
16/1       Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
16/1       Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Supporting Actor

1/5         Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
11/2       Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animal)
7/1         Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
14/1       Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
16/1       Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Supporting Actress

1/18       Viola Davis (Fences)
6/1         Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
10/1       Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
20/1       Nicole Kidman (Lion)
100/1     Octavia Spence (Hidden Figures)

* All odds correct at the time of posting

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