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Carey Mulligan, Frances McDormand Payout Odds to Win Best Actress - Oscars 2021

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Apr/23/2021

The Best Actress category is one of the most competitive at this year's Oscars, and this is shown in the odds.

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Carey Mulligan is favored for her role in Promising Young Woman.  The reward is still better than the risk at $12.50 for every $10 bet.

Frances McDormand (Nomadland) will pay out shy of $40 for every $10 bet with a win

Promising Young Woman has Mulligan portraying a woman who seeks to avenge the death of her best friend at the hands of a rapist. She visits bars, pretending to be drunk, to expose the men who prey on women.

The movie, though a comedy, has left some feeling uncomfortable.

"A couple of journalists that I spoke to said, 'She's a bit crazy, right? She smashes up that guy's car, and she's a bit nuts.' You know, in all of these films where men are enacting revenge, or they're going on a mission for somebody that they love, I've never heard any of those men being referred to as crazy. She's basically doing the same thing, and actually what she's doing is a lot less drastic than a lot of the things that happen in these other films, but she's 'crazy.'"

Nomadland captures Frances McDormand playing a woman embarking on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession.  The film plays especially well to the current day situation of exiting a global pandemic that brought the world economy - and most folks lives - to a screeching halt.

Andra Day is an option as well for her role in The United States vs. Billie Holliday.  Should she win, the payout would be $55 for every $10 bet.

Rot Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner Moneyline
400 Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)     +125
401 Andra Day (The United States vs Billie Holliday)     +550
402 Frances McDormand (Nomadland)     +375
403 Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)     +1400
404 Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)     +175

- Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com

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