Best Supporting Actor Predictions & Betting Odds for the 2020 Oscars


Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF. Pictured: Brad Pitt.

Best Supporting Actor Prediction for 2020 Oscars

Chris Raybon: Brad Pitt to Win, Pass on Bet

There will undoubtedly be a Goodfellas nostalgia vote for Joe Pesci here, a Godfather nostalgia vote for Al Pacino there, with a few Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins votes thrown in by the Academy’s foremost enthusiasts of Mr. Rogers and Pope Benedict XVI, respectively. Each had won an acting Oscar by 1995 — a year before Pitt’s first nomination (Best Supporting Actor in 12 Monkeys).

My model is 97.5% sure Pitt finally takes home his first Academy Award for acting.

Caroline Smith: Pitt

I can’t imagine a scenario in which Pitt, who is favored in this category, does not win. Pitt does not have any real competition among the other Best Supporting Actor nominees and I believe his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s film warrants a nomination over the other performances.

This is one of the safest bets to make — and books seem to agree.

[Bet now at DraftKings, where you can get 10-1 odds on any Best Picture nominee to win. NJ and IN only.]

Best Supporting Actor Odds for 2020 Oscars

  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood) -3355
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman) +1200
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman) +2800
  • Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) +3300
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes) +5000

[Bet now at DraftKings, where you can get 10-1 odds on any Best Picture nominee to win. NJ and IN only.]

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