Oscars / Film Awards By Joe Crilly

Six Odds On Favourites At BAFTAs: Will British Charge Come In Best Supporting Actor

The winners at this year’s BAFTAs looks pretty much like a foregone conclusion according to William Hill who have six clear favourites to win the big six awards.


Damien Chazelle and Viola Davis are the strongest favourites (both at 1/10) to win Best Supporting Actress and Best Director respectively.


Casey Affleck (1/5) and Emma Stone (4/11) look set for the two big acting awards.


In terms of British interest, of which there is often some at the BAFTAs, Andrew Garfield is 12/1 to win Best Actor, Emily Blunt is 25/1 for Best Actress, I, Daniel Blake and director, Ken Loach are both 10/1 for their respective awards with Naomi Harris and Hayley Squires 10/1 and 16/1 in Best Supporting Actress.


The most likely British challenge comes in the form of Best Supporting Actor nominees Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Dev Patel who are 11/4 and 6/1 to win the award.


“A Brit win in the big six does not look likely, however, if there is one, it is likely to come in the form of Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Dev Patel in the Best Supporting Actor category,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Best Actor: 1/5 Casey Affleck; 4/1 Ryan Gosling; 12/1 Andrew Garfield; 20/1 Jake Gyllenhaal; 20/1 Viggo Mortensen


Best Actress: 4/11 Emma Stone; 2/1 Natalie Portman; 25/1 Amy Adams; 25/1 Emily Blunt; 33/1 Meryl Streep


Best Film: 1/5 La La Land; 11/2 Moonlight; 10/1 I, Daniel Blake; 10/1 Manchester By The Sea; 25/1 Arrival


Best Director: 1/10 Damien Chazelle; 8/1 Kenneth Lonergan; 10/1 Ken Loach; 16/1 Tom Ford; 25/1 Denis Villeneuve


Best Supporting Actor: 4/9 Mahershala Ali; 11/4 Aaron Taylor-Johnson; 6/1 Dev Patel; 20/1 Jeff Bridges; 25/1 Hugh Grant


Best Supporting Actress: 1/10 Viola Davis; 9/1 Michelle Williams; 10/1 Naomi Harris; 16/1 Hayley Squires; 25/1 Nicole Kidman