Oscars 2019 predictions: A betting preview

With this year’s nominations for the 91st Academy Awards now announced, Pinnacle is once more offering bettors odds on all significant categories. Without an official host for just the second time ever, and with streaming service Netflix scoring its first Best Picture nomination, the Oscars 2019 have already caused quite a stir. So, what value can it offer to bettors? Read on for an expert opinion on the contenders in each category.
January 22, the nominees for its 2019 Academy Awards were announced and with them came markets on six big categories. Belowwe have a look at which actors and movies got the nods and how the nominations should form the Oscar odds.
The primary theme for Oscars 2019
With skyrocketing seeing figures, and quite a few high-profile PR disasters, the Academy Awards have been more of a cause for controversy than celebration in the past couple of years.
Without a host for only the second time in its history, comedian Kevin Hart has been forced to resign from hosting responsibilities this season after it was revealed he posted a set of homophobic tweets back in 2009 and 2010 — that he subsequently refused to apologise for.
More politically charged than in years gone by, recent Oscars have observed nominees and attendees use the event to highlight pressing social injustices – in a bid generate awareness and to prompt change.
This shift can be reflected in the show both in terms of awards and the production.

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