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Renee Zellweger in Judy a big favorite for Best Actress Oscar

Of the five nominees for Best Actress in 2020, Zellweger’s star turn in Judy is the huge favorite. But can Scarlett Johansson pull the upset for Marriage Story?

Renée Zellweger attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 02, 2020 in London, England. Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

As Hollywood gets ready for the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9th, one of the biggest expected winners is Renee Zellweger for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the best in cinema, but only members of the Academy that are actors can vote in the acting categories.

Zellweger has been quite busy picking up awards already, winning the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, the BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and the Critics Choice Award this year already.

But the irony? Grace Kelly once shockingly won an Oscar by beating out... Judy Garland in 1955 for one of the biggest stunners in Oscar history. Garland not winning for her epic work in A Star Is Born, and losing to what might have been Kelly’s third-best movie that year, shows you never really know until they open the envelope. And even less so when Warren Beatty opens it.

If there is to be an upset, it’s likely to come from Scarlett Johansson for her performance as a divorcing mother in Marriage Story opposite Adam Driver. Her extended no-cut scene with Laura Dern as her attorney has received plenty of accolades, and she could sneak in here, but it’s certainly a longshot as evidenced by her 11-1 price already.

Here are the current odds for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Oscar Best Actress Odds

Name Opening Jan 23 Feb 3
Name Opening Jan 23 Feb 3
Renee Zellweger (Judy) -1000 -2500 -3335
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story) +700 +1000 +1100
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) +2500 +2500 +2500
Charlize Theron (Bombshell) +3300 +3300 +3300
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) +2800 +3300 +3300

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