Those involved with the film Lincoln must be thankful that the Golden Globes and Oscars are decided by different voting bodies given the major underachievement of the film at the former in Beverly Hills.
Lincoln received seven nominations at the Golden Globes, more than any other film, but only celebrated the one victory with Daniel Day-Lewis taking Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in the lead role.
Ben Affleck’s Argo proved the big success at the Golden Globes, beating Lincoln to the top prizes of Best Movie Drama and Best Director.
But Lincoln has the opportunity to make amends at Hollywood’s ultimate film award extravaganza thanks to its 14 nominations.
And the latest Oscars betting doesn’t imply that Lincoln will underachieve for a second time.
Day-Lewis looks a banker at 1/12 to pick up Best Actor again, with Hugh Jackman the only logical challenger for his role in Les Miserables.
The other virtual guarantee is that Steven Spielberg will be named Best Director, even though this was an accolade he was beaten to by Affleck at the Golden Globes.
Somehow, Affleck missed out on an Oscar nomination in this category and this has opened the door for Spielberg to scoop a third Best Director gong following previous successes with Schlinder’s List and Saving Private Ryan.
Argo also prevailed over Lincoln in the Best Picture category at the Golden Globes and it is a tempting 4/1 that it does so again at the Oscars, with Lincoln heavy favourite at 3/10.
The final Lincoln favourite in the Oscars betting is for Tommy Lee Jones at 6/5 to be named Best Supporting Actor, which is an accolade that Christoph Waltz gained at the Golden Globes for his performance as Dr King Schultz in Django Unchained.
Waltz is 5/1 to be recognised again in this category at the Oscars.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.