The 76th Golden Globe Awards took place this weekend, and the choice of winners has sent a shockwave through the Oscars betting markets. Traditionally seen as a good indicator of future Academy Award success, the night clearly identified the new front-runners.
The big winners were Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody and the Favourite. On the other hand, A Star is Born appears to be fading. The Bradley Cooper directed drama was nominated for five awards but only managed to secure best original song.
Roma Beginning to Pull Away
Having picked up the Globe for best foreign language film, Roma, from Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, is now the odds-on favourite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture next month. The drama, shot in black and white and revisiting the Mexico City of Cuarón’s childhood, is being quoted by Paddy Power at 10/11 to win the most prestigious prize in world cinema.
Previous favourite A Star is Born has slipped in the running and is now available at 5/2. Both Green Book and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody are at 4/1.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have also been overtaken in the race for the major acting awards. Before the Golden Globes, both were considered to be the favourites for the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars. Cooper is now available at 11/4 behind Golden Globes winners Rami Malek and Christian Bale, while Gaga, at 9/2, will need to get past Glenn Close and Olivia Coleman.
Richard Madden, heavily tipped to be the next James Bond, picked up the award for best performance in a television drama series for his role in Bodyguard.