What Are the Odds? Predicting the 2017 Academy Awards
“So, you’re telling me there’s a chance?” Lloyd Christmas’s famous quote rings true in just about every situation, even for Oscar-nominated long shots. We broke down the winning odds for nominees in five major 2017 Academy Awards categories. Your Oscar pool just got a little shallower. Best Supporting Actor -The Frontrunner: Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’) 1:5 -The Longshot: Dev Patel (‘Lion’) 16:1 -The Dark Horse: Michael Shannon (‘Nocturnal Animals’) 11:2 Best Actor -The Frontrunner: Casey Affleck (‘Manchester by the Sea’) 1:4 -The Longshot: Viggo Mortensen (‘Captain Fantastic’) 66:1 -The Dark Horse: Denzel Washington (‘Fences’) 4:1 Best Supporting Actress -The Frontrunner: Viola Davis (‘Fences’) 1:18 -The Longshot: Octavia Spencer (‘Hidden Figures’) 100:1 -The Dark Horse: Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’) 10:1 Best Actress -The Frontrunner: Emma Stone (‘La La Land’) 5:6 -The Longshot: Meryl Streep (‘Florence Foster Jenkins’) 75:1 -The Dark Horse: Isabelle Huppert (‘Elle’) 5:1 Best Picture -The Frontrunner: ‘La La Land’ 1:6 -The Longshot: ‘Lion’ 100:1 -The Dark Horse: ‘Moonlight’ 5:1

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