The 96th Academy Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, 10th March 2024 and honour the best films released since December 31st, 2023.
The 2023 awards saw Everything Everywhere All at Once lead the nominees with eleven nominations.
Meanwhile, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin headed into the awards ceremony with nine nominations each
But it was the Daniels who scooped most of the major awards taking home seven oscars. With Best Picture, Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing, it was almost a clean sweep.
The fourth major acting award went to Brendan Fraser for his role in The Whale.
So Who Will Be Joining Them In 2024?
Well, as you can imagine, those awards are a long way off. Many of the actors, actresses, and movies that will ultimately be nominated have not yet been released.
However, that hasn’t stopped bookmakers from taking odds on who they think will be holding the statuette next year.
We look at some of those films that are in the running for Best Picture. Betfred provides all Oscars Odds.
BEST PICTURE CONTENDERS & OSCAR ODDS 2024
Oppenheimer – 11/10
Widely tipped as the favourite to scoop multiple Oscars in 2024, Oppenheimer from director Christopher Nolan, stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer.
The film follows the story of the American scientist, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
Killers Of The Flower Moon – 7/2
From director Martin Scorsese comes the true story of 1920s Oklahoma, when oil is discovered under Osage Nation land.
As the Osage people are murdered one by one, the FBI must step in to unravel the mystery. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Poor Things – 6/1
Yorgos Lanthimos is back with another Oscar contender in Poor Things, starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and William Dafoe.
It follows the frankenstein-ish story of a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.
Past Lives – 8/1
It may have flown under the radar but Past Lives is a superb movie that follows two deeply connected childhood friends who spend apart after one of them emigrates from South Korea.
Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny. Written and directed by Celine Song.
The Holdovers – 12/1
Starring Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Carrie Preston, The Holdovers tells the story of a cranky history teacher who is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go.
The Color Purple – 16/1
The 2023 version of the icon movie is a musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about the struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.
Directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey it stars Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo and Corey Hawkins.
Barbie – 16/1
It broke nearly every record in the book in 2023, but can it win any Oscars? From director Greta Gerwig comes Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
When Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.
OSCARS 2024 BEST PICTURE OUTSIDERS ODDS
Maestro – 16/1
Based on the life of Leonard Bernstein, Maestro is written, directed by and stars Bradley Cooper in the lead role.
With an ensemble cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer and Michel Urie, it chronicles the lifelong relationship between the conductor-composer and Felicia Montealegre.
Blitz – 20/1
Blitz is an historical war drama set in London during the events of the British capital bombing in World War II.
Directed by Steve McQueen and starring Stephen Graham and Saoirse Ronan, the film hasn’t been released yet.
Lee – 25/1
Another historical war drama, Lee is the story of photographer Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller, who became an acclaimed war correspondent during World War II.
It boats an all star cast including Kate Winslet, Alexander Skarsgård, Josh O’Connor, Andrea Riseborough and Andy Samberg.
The Killer – 25/1
Director David Fincher is back with Michael Fassbender as they tell the story about a lone assassin who beings to lose his mind.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE OSCARS 2024 BE HELD?
The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 10th, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
WHO DECIDES THE OSCARS?
The voting process that determines which films are nominated is a long and complicated process that involves thousands of voting members and hundreds of eligible films.
Each eligible voting member belongs to one of 17 branches. Each branch nominates for its own category — e.g., editors nominate editors, actors nominate for acting categories etc.
Best Picture is the only award where all members can vote.
WHEN WILL THE NOMINATIONS BE ANNOUNCED?
The submission deadline for general categories was November 18th, 2023. Voting for the preliminary shortlist will begin on December 18th 2023, with the results announced on December 21st.
The voting period will run from January 11th-16th 2024. The official nominations announcement will be made on January 23rd 2024.
BETTING ON THE OSCARS WITH BETFRED
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*Oscar odds correct at the time of publishing