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Odds to win Best Actor at 2022 Oscars

We break down the odds to win Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards in March.

Host Benedict Cumberbatch on stage during the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards show at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 27, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus

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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