2017 BAFTA Awards Betting Preview

Updated Friday 24th February 2017, 11:42 AM

The awards season is in full swing and the biggest Hollywood stars will already be busy picking out their outfits, writing potential winners’ speeches and perfecting their gracious loser faces. One of the key dates on the calendar this year is the BAFTAs on 12th February, and bookmakers have drawn up markets on who’ll walk off with the top gongs following the announcement of the nominations.

How the Bookies See it

  • Best Film: La La Land 1/8, Moonlight 7/1, Manchester by the Sea 12/1, I, Daniel Blake 16/1, Arrival 50/1 - Paddy Power
  • Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) 2/9, Ryan Gosling (La La Land) 7/2, Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) 11/1, Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) 40/1, Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals) 66/1 - Coral
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land) 4/11, Natalie Portman (Jackie) 15/8, Amy Adams (Arrival) 28/1, Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train) 33/1, Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) 50/1 - BetVictor

Films with most Nominations

La La Land: A musical about the romance between a musician and an actress in Los Angeles, La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations and has proved the film to beat this season after winning a record seven Golden Globes.

Arrival: Nominated for nine BAFTAs, Arrival is a science fiction pic which combines stunning visuals with intelligent story-telling and strong performances, especially from leading lady Amy Adams.

Nocturnal Animals: A psychological thriller starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Ford’s movie has received nine nominations across the different categories.

Manchester by the Sea: Telling the story of an uncle who must take in his teenage nephew following a family tragedy, a tour de force from Casey Affleck is at the heart of Kenneth Lonergan’s emotional drama.

Sports.net’s View

It is no surprise that a film set in Los Angeles and chronicling the tale of a musician and actress’ relationship has swept the Hollywood awards and racked up 14 nominations ahead of the Oscars, but at a British ceremony La La Land might lose some of its edge and perhaps miss out on the top gongs. At the Golden Globes the movies are also split into categories for drama and comedy/musical, reducing the competition for something like La La Land.

Moonlight, the powerful Barry Jenkins film that won best drama at the Golden Globes, has quietly been picking up a lot of awards from critics and looks well worth a flutter to pick up the prize for best film at odds of 9/2. In the acting categories, it is hard to look beyond Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, while the best actress award looks to be a straight shootout between Emma Stone for La La Land and Natalie Portman in Jackie. However, English actress Naomie Harris looks good value at 10/1 with William Hill for a punt in the supporting category for her performance in Moonlight.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Moonlight to win the BAFTA for best film - 7/1 at Paddy Power

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Friday, 24 February 2017 11:42:11+00:00
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