The 78th Golden Globes Odds: Who are the Favorites?

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic can stop the Golden Globes from being awarded this year and following this year’s nominations, sportsbooks have released odds for the major awards.

The 78th Golden Globe Awards will be held on February 28 at 8 pm ET — almost two months after it would normally air.

Biographical drama Mank leads all film nominations with six. Meanwhile, historical drama The Crown leads television nominations with six as well.

Schitt’s Creek, which made history by winning the main seven comedy awards at the 2020 Emmys, is up for five Golden Globes,

Check out some of the more interesting Golden Globes odds below, according to Bovada.

Musical/Comedy Film Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, February 5.

Best Picture

  • Hamilton +150
  • The Prom +155
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm +185
  • Palm Springs +1000
  • Music +1400

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s success with the Hamilton franchise is expected to continue into the film industry. Miranda has already won Tonys and Grammys for Hamilton’s Broadway performances.

With the second-best odds of winning this award, The Prom was also nominated for Golden Globe and GLAAD awards. It also boasts a star-studded cast with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Ariana Grande, among others.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is Sacha Baron Cohen’s surprise sequel to his 2006 hit, Borat. With the cult following Cohen garnered from the first film, it would not be surprising to see Borat Subsequent Movefilm having some great success at the Golden Globes.

Best Actor

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) -150
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) +300
  • Dev Patel (Personal History of David Copperfield) +450
  • Andy Samberg (Palm Springs)+600
  • James Corden (The Prom) +700

Best Actress

  • Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) -125
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) +250
  • Anna Taylor-Jay (Emma) +500
  • Kate Hudson (Music) +600
  • Rosamund Pike (I Care a Lot) +600

The cast of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm continues to have great odds for their respective awards. Maria Bakalova had never acted in a major project until she was cast as Borat’s daughter, Tutar, which makes this even more impressive.

Nobody expected for such a fresh face to be able to keep up with Cohen’s Borat, but she did so and more.

Drama Film Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, February 5.

Best Picture

  • Nomadland -220
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 +210
  • Mank +550
  • Promising Young Woman +1200
  • The Father +1400

With four nominations, including Best Actress and Director, Nomadland is the favorite for the best drama film of the year. Chloé Zhao directed, produced and edit Nomadland and it has already won awards across film festivals, such as Toronto and Venice.

With the best odds, it would not be a surprise to see it having success at the Golden Globes.

Best Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) -270
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Father) +450
  • Gary Oldman (Mank) +600
  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) +600
  • Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) +850

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the late Chadwick Boseman’s final film, which was released posthumously back in November. While every actor in the category has had a good performance, Boseman’s tragic passing may make it too hard to bet against him winning the award.

Even if he were alive, it doesn’t change the fact that his performance as Levee Green was extremely memorable and will forever live on in his legacy.

Comedy Television Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, February 5.

Best Series

  • Schitt’s Creek -180
  • Ted Lasso +200
  • The Great +600
  • The Flight Attendant +850
  • Emily in Paris +1200

At this point, it seems to be hard to bet against Schitt’s Creek. After winning seven Emmys, the hit show looks to dominate the Golden Globes as well.

Schitt’s Creek does face some competition, as Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis, has been gaining traction. While the former’s dominance isn’t expected to end, don’t be surprised if Ted Lasso comes up with the upset.

Best Actor

  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) -110
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) EVEN
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) +575
  • Nicholas Hoult (The Great) +1200
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday) +1800

Best Actress

  • Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) -240
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) +400
  • Elle Fanning (The Great) +600
  • Jane Levy (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) +650
  • Lily Collins (Emily in Paris) +700

The Schitt’s Creek cast continues to dominate the major individual awards, as Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are the favorites to win their respective awards.

Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy also has the best odds of winning Best TV Supporting Actor (-220). Co-star Annie Murphy has the second second-best odds of becoming Best TV Supporting Actress (+450) behind The Crown’s Gillian Anderson (-260).

If anything, Schitt’s Creek may be poised for another dominant night.

Drama Television Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, February 5.

Best Series

  • The Crown -333
  • Ozark +250
  • The Mandalorian +850
  • Ratched +1100
  • Lovecraft Country +1600

Best Actor

  • Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason) -220
  • Jason Bateman (Ozark) +300
  • Josh O’Connor (The Crown) +600
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) +750
  • Al Pacino (Hunters) +850

Best Actress

  • Olivia Coleman (The Crown) -110
  • Emma Corrin (The Crown) +150
  • Laura Linney (Ozark) +400
  • Sarah Paulson (Ratched) +850
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) +1200

The Crown’s presence is in full effect at the Golden Globes with six total nominations. In addition to the above nominations, Gillian Anderson (-260) and Helena Bonham Carter (+575) are also nominated for Best TV Supporting Actress.

TV Movie/Limited Series

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, February 5.

Best TV Movie/Limited Series

  • The Queen’s Gambit -220
  • Unorthodox +275
  • Small Axe +600
  • The Undoing +750
  • Normal People +1000

Best Actor

  • Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird) -110
  • Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) +220
  • Hugh Grant (The Undoing) +270
  • Bryan Cranston (Your Honor) +850
  • Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule) +1000

Best Actress

  • Anna Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) -175
  • Shira Haas (Unorthodox) +400
  • Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America) +500
  • Nicole Kidman (The Undoing) +500
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) +700

It’s clear that when it comes to the Best TV Movie and Limited Series categories, The Queen’s Gambit and its cast are the stars of the show. Anna Taylor-Joy’s role as Beth Harmon has been critically acclaimed for doing the unthinkable: getting people heavily invested in a show about chess.

Taylor-Joy faces stiff competition for Best Actress, with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, but her growing superstardom gives her more than a fighting chance of being the favorite.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.