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, the race for Best Picture is really heating up. The nominations are out and it’s all go as the studios do their best to charm academy members into voting for their nominees.

Bookmakers are also offering betting markets with odds on who they think will be holding the statuette on March 10th 2024.

So if you want a look at the Oscars 2024 odds, we look at some of those films that are in the running for Best Picture.

(Betfred provides all Oscars 2024 odds)

BEST PICTURE CONTENDERS & OSCAR 2024 ODDS

Oppenheimer – 1/10

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.

Poor Things – 10/1

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.

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.

Anatomy of a Fall – 20/1

Gaining a huge amount of traction is Anatomy of a Fall, a story that investigates the suspicious death of a man outside his home in France.

Despite being impossible to know whether he took his own life or was killed, his wife Sandra is charged and we follow her trial which pulls the couple’s relationship apart.

Killers of the Flower Moon – 25/1

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.

Barbie – 25/1

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

American Fiction – 33/1

Written and directed by Cord Jefferson, American Fiction follows Monk Ellison (Jeffrey Wright), a novelist who’s fed up with the industry profiting from Black entertainment.

So he decides to use a pen name to write a book that goes viral, thrusting into the hypocrisy and the craziness he has always hated.

The Zone of Interest – 33/1

The Zone of Interest, from writer and director Jonathan Glazer, is loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis.

It stars Christian Friedel as the German Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss, who is building a dream life with his wife, Hedwig (Sandra Hüller), in their new home next to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Past Lives – 50/1

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.

Maestro – 66/1

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.

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 began on December 18th 2023, with the results announced on December 21st.

The voting period ran from January 11th-16th 2024. The official nominations announcement was made on January 23rd 2024.

BETTING ON THE OSCARS WITH BETFRED

You can place bets on various awards for the 2024 Oscars with Betfred, head over to the website, and check out the ‘Special Bets’ page for all the latest odds.

*Oscar odds correct at the time of publishing

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