2021 Golden Globe Awards Odds: Boseman Gets Posthumous Nom

Feb 20, 2021 |
By: Covers Staff
2021 Golden Globe Awards Odds: Boseman Gets Posthumous Nom
Chadwick Boseman picked up a posthumous nomination for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
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Chadwick Boseman picked up a posthumous nomination for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

The nominees for the 2021 Golden Globes were announced on Wednesday, honoring the best performances in American film and television from 2020. With the nominations came Golden Globe Awards odds for nominees across film and television categories. 

Check out our full rundown of Golden Globes odds below, along with our picks and predictions for the major categories, before the award show takes place on February 28 at the Beverley Hilton in L.A. and the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Odds provided by Paddy Power on February 20, 2021.

Odds to win Best Picture - Drama 

Movie Odds to win Best Picture - Drama
Nomadland +120
The Trial of the Chicago 7 +120
Mank +1,200
Promising Young Woman +1,200
The Father +3,300

Pick to win Best Picture - Drama

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (+120)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association can't go wrong with either of the front-runners. While Nomadland is a subdued, introspective film about one woman's trek across America in the wake of The Great Recession, The Trail of the Chicago 7 is filled with a large cast and tons of energy, while tackling its themes head-on. 

Aaron Sorkin's latest movie about the importance of peaceful protest in a democracy, couldn't have come at a better time. And with the HFPA having handed out this award previously to movies like Argo and 12 Years a Slave, you know subtlety doesn't count for much. 

Odds to win Best Picture - Comedy/Musical 

Movie Odds to win Best Picture - Comedy/Musical
Hamilton +100
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm +120
The Prom +1,000
Palm Springs +1,400
Music +2,500

Odds to win Best Picture - Comedy/Musical 

Hamilton (+100)

It feels absolutely bizzare to see Sacha Baron Cohen's latest Borat sequel competing against Disney+'s Hamilton for this award. While Borat Subsequent Moviefilm gets plenty of laughs – along with plenty of cringes – I simply can't see it beating out the spectacle and glamor of the critically-acclaimed Broadway adaption. 

Odds to win Best Picture - Animated 

Movie Odds to win Best Picture - Animated
Soul -500
Wolfwalkers +400
Onward +1,400
Over The Moon +1,600
The Croods: A New Age +2,500

Odds to win Best Picture - Foreign Language 

Movie Odds to win Best Picture - Foreign Language
Minari (USA) -175
Another Round (Denmark) +300
La Llorona (Guatemala/France) +550
The Life Ahead (Italy) +1,000
Two Of Us (France/USA) +1,200

Odds to win Best Director 

Director (Movie) Odds to win Best Director
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) -278
David Fincher (Mank) +350
Aaron Sorkin (The Trial Of The Chicago 7) +1,000
Regina King (One Night In Miami) +1,200
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) +1,600

Odds to win Best TV Comedy 

Show Odds to win Best TV Comedy
Schitt's Creek -137
Ted Lasso +200
The Great +700
The Flight Attendant  +1,000
Emily In Paris +2,000

Pick to win Best TV Comedy 

Schitt's Creek (-137)

As a sports fan, I loved the debut season of Ted Lasso. But while the awards should eventually roll in for the Apple TV+ comedy, expect Schitt's Creek to go out with a bang. Schitt's Creek is beloved by both viewers and critics, and with the final season having just wrapped up, it deserves to finally win a Golden Globe.

Odds to win Best TV Drama Series 

Show Odds to win Best TV Drama Series
The Crown -189
Ozark +250
The Mandalorian +1,000
Ratched +1,200
Lovecraft Country +1,800

Pick to win Best TV Drama Series

Ozark (+250)

Everybody and their dog are picking The Crown to win its second award in this category after a victory in 2016. However, while the Netflix series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II is certainly polished and very well produced, it's not as entertaining as others on the list.

Ozark is one of those rare shows that gets better with each season, and the third season in 2020 was binge-worthy. It's a worthy heir to other award-winning crime dramas like Breaking Bad, which combine strong acting, snappy dialogue, tight writing, and fantastic cinematography. 

Odds to win Best TV Movie/Limited Series 

Show Odds to win Best TV Movie/Limited Series
The Queen's Gambit -278
Unorthodox  +400
Small Axe +800
The Undoing +1,200
Normal People +1,600

Odds to win Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical 

Actor (Movie) Odds to win Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical
Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) -161
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) +200
Andy Samberg (Palm Springs) +1,000
Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield) +1,400
James Corden (The Prom) +2,000

Odds to win Best Actor in a Drama 

Actor (Movie) Odds to win Best Actor in a Drama
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) -303
Anthony Hopkins (The Father) +550
Gary Oldman (Mank) +800
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) +800
Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) +1,200

Pick to win Best Actor in a Drama 

Chadwick Boseman (-305)

Boseman would have been a worthy winner for his portrayal of a talented but ostracized musician in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom even before his tragic passing in August.

Boseman had the range, charisma and acting chops to have been a force in Hollywood for decades, and his 2020 performances in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods are well deserving of accolades. At -305 there isn't really any value in actually wagering on this, but I just don't see this award going to anyone else. 

Odds to win Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series  

Actor (TV Movie/Limited Series) Odds to win Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) -137
Hugh Grant (The Undoing) +200
Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird) +400
Bryan Cranston (Your Honour) +1,000
Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule) +1,800

Odds to win Best Actor in a TV Drama 

Actor (Show) Odds to win Best Actor in a TV Drama
Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason) +125
Jason Bateman (Ozark) +200
Josh O'Connor (The Crown) +350
Al Pacino (Hunters) +800
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) +1,000

Pick to win Best Actor in a TV Drama

Bob Odenkirk (+1,000)

This is one of the most wide-open categories, which means the best betting value lies in the biggest underdog, Bob Odenkirk. Odenkirk, who plays the titular character Saul in the Breaking Bad spinoff, has been nominated for this award three times previously, coming up short on each occasion. He's the driving force behind one of the decade's best TV shows, and the fourth time could be the charm. 

Odds to win Best Actor in a TV Comedy/Musical 

Actor (Show) Odds to win Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) -175
Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek) +188
Ramy Youssef (Ramy) +1,000
Nicholas Hoult (The Great) +1,600
Don Cheadle (Black Monday) +2,000

Odds to win Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical 

Actress (Movie) Odds to win Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) -278
Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) +400
Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma) +800
Rosamund Pike (I Care A Lot) +1,200
Kate Hudson (Music) +1,600

Odds to win Best Actress in a Drama 

Actress (Movie) Odds to win Best Actress in a Drama
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) +110
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) +188
Frances McDormand (Nomadland) +333
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) +1,200
Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) +1,800

Pick to win Best Actress in a Drama

Carey Mulligan (+110)

If you're looking for an underdog in this category, McDormand might be a solid bet after yet another terrific performance in Nomadland. But this year looks like Mulligan's time to shine.

A Promising Young Woman was one of the year's most surprising movies, blending style, dark humor, female empowerment and revenge fantasy with the sobering reality of the "Me Too" movement. Mulligan's portrayal of the main character was equal parts empowering, hilarious and depressing.  

Odds to win Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

Actress (TV Movie/Limited Series) Odds to win Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) -200
Shira Haas (Unorthodox) +500
Nicole Kidman (The Undoing) +750
Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America) +750
Daisey Edgar-Jones (Normal People) +1,000

Odds to win Best Actress in a TV Drama 

Actress (Show) Odds to win Best Actress in a TV Drama
Olivia Colman (The Crown) -125
Emma Corrin (The Crown) +163
Laura Linney (Ozark) +700
Sarah Paulson (Ratched) +900
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) +1,200

Pick to win Best Actress in a TV Drama

Emma Corrin (+163) 

The Globes absolutely love Colman, as evidenced by three wins across three different categories over the last three years. And now she's not only up for this category for the second year in a row, but has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Father

While Colman would definitely be a great choice once again, keep an eye out for her co-star on The Crown, Emma Corrin. The 25-year-old's breakout performance as Princess Diana manages to capture all the charm and the struggles of the late Princess of Wales.   

Odds to win Best Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical 

Actress (Show) Odds to win Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical
Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) -227
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) +400
Jane Levy (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) +900
Elle Fanning (The Great) +1,000
Lily Collins (Emily In Paris) +1,400

Odds to win Best Supporting Actor - Film 

Actor (Movie)  Odds to win Best Supporting Actor - Film
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah) +110
Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami) +275
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial Of The Chicago 7) +500
Bill Murray (On The Rocks) +600
Jared Leto (The Little Things) +800

Odds to win Best Supporting Actor - TV 

Actor (Show) Odds to win Best Supporting Actor - TV
Daniel Levy (Schitt's Creek) -149
John Boyega (Small Axe) +333
Jim Parsons (Hollywood) +500
Donald Sutherland (The Undoing) +1,000
Brendan Gleeson (The Comey Rule) +1,200

Odds to win Best Supporting Actress - Film 

Actress (Movie) Odds to win Best Supporting Actress - Film
Amanda Seyfried (Mank) -110
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy) +200
Olivia Colman (The Father) +550
Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian) +750
Helena Zengel (News Of The World) +1,400

Odds to win Best Supporting Actress - TV  

Actress (Show) Odds to win Best Supporting Actress - TV
Gillian Anderson (The Crown) -137
Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) +200
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) +800
Cynthia Nixon (Ratched) +1,000
Julia Garner (Ozark) +1,200

Odds to win Best Screenplay 

Screenplay Odds to win Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin (The Trial Of The Chicago 7) +125
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) +300
Jack Fincher (Mank) +500
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) +600
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton (The Father) +700

Where Can I Bet on Golden Globe Awards Odds?

Although Las Vegas does not allow betting on the Golden Globes, many online sportsbooks and mobile apps provide odds for them, usually under the categories of "entertainment" or "specials". Check out your Golden Globe Awards betting options at the best sportsbooks available where you live.

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