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Oscars odds: Bafta gong sees Roma cut for Academy Awards

Roma has been cut from 9/10 to 1/3 in the Best Picture odds for the 2019 Oscars after a successful night at the Baftas.

Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white film about his childhood in Mexico City was named best film and best film not in the English language, while he was also named best director and cinematographer.

Roma is the 11th foreign language film to receive a best picture nomination at the Oscars and would be the first to win.

The film received 10 Oscar nominations, as did British regal black comedy The Favourite, which won seven prizes at the glittering ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

The biggest threat to Roma's chances is expected to come from Green Book at 15/4 and The Favourite, which has drifted from 7/1 to 11/1 despite an excellent night at the Baftas.

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is out to 33/1 from 16/1 in the Best Picture betting, while BlacKkKlansman is 22/1, but Vice is the big underdog at 80/1.

Roma's nod is Netflix's first in the best picture category while Black Panther (22/1) is Marvel's maiden nomination.

Oscars 2019 odds: Nominations for Best Picture

Christian Bale and Rami Malek look set to battle it out for the Best Actor prize.

Bale, already an Academy Award winner for 2010's The Fighter, had been the favourite for his portrayal of controversial former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice.

But Malek scooped a best actor gong at the Baftas, Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The SAG Awards, in particular, are seen as a good indicator of where the prized statue will go at the Oscars on February 24.

The American is now the 2/9 favourite to complete the clean sweep, with Bale out to 3/1.

The duo are up against Bradley Cooper (18/1) for A Star Is Born, Viggo Mortensen (35/1) in Green Book and Willem Dafoe (80/1) for At Eternity's Gate.

Oscars 2019 odds: Nominations for Best Actor

Olivia Colman remains 9/2 in the Oscars betting for the Best Actress prize at the Academy Awards despite winning both the Baftas and Golden Globes.

The Broadchurch star is nominated for her role as Queen Anne, with her portrayal of the petulant, greedy and grieving monarch winning her rave reviews.

Colman is in a category alongside Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

It is veteran actress Close's seventh nomination and she is yet to win but she is the clear favourite to be successful at last. Her odds were cut to 1/5 when she beat Colman to the actress prize at the SAG Awards and her odds have shortened even further since then.

Oscars 2019 odds: Nominations for Best Actress

BetStars are also offering betting odds on the 2019 Razzies Awards, which are booby prizes recognising the worst of the film industry in the last 12 months.

The worst picture award looks to be a three-horse race between Holmes and Watson, The Happytime Murders and Gotti, which can all be backed at 7/4.

Winchester (20/1) and Robin Hood (25/1) are also nominated for a Golden Raspberry and will be hoping to avoid the unwanted honour when the winners are announced at a ceremony on February 23 - the night before the Oscars!

Razzies 2019 odds: Nominations for Worst Picture

Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in Entertainment