Is this the year for Will Smith? Twice nominated previously for a Best Actor Oscar (Ali in 2002 and The Pursuit of Happyness in 2007), Smith is considered the heavy favorite to take home the award this year, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, for his portrayal of Serena and Venus’ father, Richard Williams. However, let’s not off Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield just yet.
If you’re looking for value in this lot, Garfield is probably the best bet, following his energetic, screen-swallowing performance as the playwright Jonathan Larson.
2022 Oscar Odds: Best Actor
Will Smith (King Richard) -300
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog) +300
Andrew Garfield (tick, tick... BOOM!) +500
Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) +2000
Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos) +3500
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