After awards season started, it seemed like a certain pop superstar was a lock for the Best Actress Oscar award. Oh, how things can change. Now there is yet another near-lock for the Academy Awards, and she is somebody who’s very knowledgeable about the honor.
Check out who’s in rod and longshots would be the best bet to cause the mad.
Sportsbook Glenn Close (The Wife) Olivia Colman (The Favorite ) Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) Yalitza Aparico (Roma) Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
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Legendary actress Glenn Close is known for her work in films like The Big Chill, The Organic, Fatal Attraction, and 101 Dalmatians. Over the span of her 45-year career, the versatile star of stage and screen has won three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Primetime Emmy awards.
From The Wife, Close stars as a woman who questions her life decisions because she travels to Stockholm together with her husband (Jonathan Pryce), a soon-to-be Nobel Prize winner. Her performance in the Sony Pictures Classics drama has made her a Golden Globe as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. When it comes to the Academy, Close is a seven-time Oscar nominee, meaning she has more nominations without a win than any other living actor.
With a chance at making history, Close is a lock for Best Actress. The Academy loves to reward actors who are consistently nominated without a win. Recall when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won Best Actor for The Revenant? Despite strong competition from Olivia Colman and Lady Gaga, it is all but guaranteed that the Academy admits Close to get a career filled with terrific performances. BetStarsNJ currently has Close as a -800 favorite.
Essential awards for Glenn Close
Golden Globes: Best Actress — Motion Picture Drama
Screen Actors Guild of America: Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
English actress Olivia Colman is best known for her characters in Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), and Tyrannosaur (2011). After dealing with Yorgos Lanthimos on his 2015 movie, The Lobster, Colman reunited with the Greek filmmaker for The Favourite, in which she portrays Anne, Queen of Great Britain.
For her work in the period piece, Colman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress — Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild Award. This is her first Oscar nomination, so it’s safe to state that the Academy will opt to award 71-year-old actress Close over Colman, as she’ll probably be nominated again in the future. Sportsbook playMGM currently has Colman at +550.
Golden Globes: Best Actress — Motion Picture Drama
Screen Actors Guild of America: Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film and Television Awards: Major Actress
Lady Gaga resides for its applause (the applause, the applause). The singer, songwriter and actress is beloved because of her chart-topping singles and intriguing visual style. At A Star is Born, the pop megastar plays Ally, a waitress and aspiring performer who falls in love with Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a famous rocker having a drinking problem who sees her ability and coaxes her out of obscurity and into the spotlight.
A Star is Born was selected by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018 and won Best Actress, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, it received five Golden Globe nominations, two Directors Guild of America Awards nods, four Screen Actors Guild awards nominations and eight Oscar nods.
Gaga provides an excellent performance in Cooper’s film, but it feels like the Academy will choose to recognize her contribution elsewhere, namely the Best Song category. Her song,“Shallow,“ is really a shoo-in to win that class, but the Best Lady belongs to Close.
Golden Globes: Best Original Song
National Board of Review: Top Ten Best Films of 2018, Best Actress

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