Oscars odds indicate a big night for Nomadland as well as British stars Carey Mulligan and Daniel Kaluuya as nominations are announced, reports Max Liu...
"Chloe Zhao is heavy odds-on to become only the second woman to win Best Director after she was nominated for her work on Nomadland."
Carey Mulligan and Daniel Kaluuya are both odds-on to win Oscars when the 93rd Academy Awards take place next month.
Mulligan is 10/11 to win Best Actress for her performance for Promising Young Woman while Kaluuya is 1/4 to win Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah.
Fellow Brit Sacha Baron Cohen is 3/1 second favourite in the same category.
Mank, the black-and-white drama starring Gary Oldman, who's 25/1 to win Best Leading Actor, has the most nominations with 10.
But Nomadland, which is yet to be released in the UK, looks set to be the headline film of this year's awards, at 1/3 to win Best Picture. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is its nearest rival at 4/1.
Chloe Zhao is heavy odds-on to become only the second woman to win Best Director after she was nominated for Nomadland.
It doesn't always follow that the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director go to the same film, although last year Parasite swept the board.
The late Chadwick Boseman is 1/14 to win a posthumous Best Lead Actor Oscar for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which also has Viola Davis 10/1 up for Best Leading Actress.
Best Supporting Actress looks set to be a competitive category with Maria Bakalova 9/4, for her role in the latest Borat film, and Minari's Youn Yuh-jung 5/2. Glenn Close isn't far away at 3/1.
The winners of this year's Oscars, which are taking place later than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be revealed on 25 April.