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2023 Golden Globe Nominees: 80th Edition Full of Star Power

Golden Globe Nominations 2023: Betting Odds and Favorites Categories

The 80th Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael will host the annual show that awards the best film and American television.

The Golden Globes has plenty of exciting categories with heavy hitters, like Cate Blanchett and Steve Spielberg. Check out the entertainment odds for several notable Golden Globe nominations for 2023.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023: Betting Odds and Categories
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Best Actor in Drama

  • Austin Butler – Elvis (-140)
  • Brendan Fraser – The Whale (Ev)
  • Hugh Jackman – The Son (+1000)
  • Bill Nighty – Living (+1200)
  • Jeremy Pope – The Inspection (+1600)

First up is the best actor in a drama. A24’s The Whale has drawn rave reviews since its Dec. 9 release date. Brendan Fraser, who was “blacklisted” for years following his success in the late 1990s to 2010, has enjoyed a career resurgence thanks to The Whale. Winning the best actor in a drama would be Fraser’s most notable accomplishment yet.

However, Austin Butler in Elvis has surged past Fraser for the award. As we have seen in various interviews, Butler has nearly become the reincarnation of Elvis Presley with his spot-on performance.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023 Best Actor in Drama
Director Baz Luhrmann and actor Austin Butler – John Medina/AFP

Best Actress in Drama

  • Cate Blanchett – TAR (-250)
  • Michelle Williams – The Fablemans (+250)
  • Viola Davis – The Woman King (+750)
  • Olivia Colman – Empire of Light (+1000)
  • Ana de Armas – Blonde (+1200)

Cate Blanchett, who has a long list of achievements including a 2008 Golden Globe for best-supporting actress, seems to be the runaway favorite for best actress in a drama picture due to her masterful performance in TAR. The film is up for several awards, including best drama picture.

Michelle Williams will be Blanchett’s greatest competition. Williams starred in Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023 Best Actress in Drama
Cate Blanchett – Tommaso Boddi / AFP

Best Drama Picture

  • The Fabelmans (-145)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (+250)
  • Avatar: The Way of the Water (+450)
  • Elvis (+650)
  • TAR (+800)

The Fabelmans is the favorite to win the best drama picture. This will likely remain the favorite, as the film is up for numerous awards, including best screenplay.

However, keep an eye on Avatar: The Way of the Water. The sequel to Avatar, which dominated awards in 2010, has made a late surge since releasing on Dec. 16. Avatar: The Way of the Water has quickly crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office with stunning visual effects.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023
Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Kushner attend “The Fabelmans” – Jon Kopaloff/AFP

Best Director

  • Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans (-350)
  • Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once (+325) – include other odds for film
  • James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of the Water (+700)
  • Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin (+800)
  • Baz Luhrmann – Elvis (+1600)

Steven Spielberg is looking to add to his legendary career with another Golden Globe, which would be his fifth. He is the overwhelming favorite to take home best director thanks to his work in The Fabelmans.

Daniel Kwan and James Cameron could tighten the race. Kwan’s Everything Everywhere All at Once is another A24 film up for several awards, including best musical or comedy picture (-225). Cameron is no stranger to awards, as he helped produce two of the greatest movies of all time – Titanic and Avatar.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023 Best Director
Director Steven Spielberg- Lisa O’Connor/AFP

Best Drama Television Series

  • Better Call Saul (+150)
  • Severance (+150)
  • The Crown (+450)
  • House of the Dragon (+450)
  • Ozark (+1200)

The best drama television series will likely be one of the tightest races. The nominees are full of heavy hitters. Better Call Saul (+150) has won several awards in its seven-year run. It drew rave reviews for an excellent finale season. Lead actor Bob Odenkirk is also the favorite to win the best actor in a television drama (-155).

Severance is giving Better Call Saul a run for its money. Following season one, Severance has enjoyed plenty of success and has contenders for best actor and supporting actor in a television drama.

House of the Dragon could be a sleeper for the award. The prequel series to Game of Thrones, which won plenty of hardware from 2011 to 2019, was one of 2022’s best shows with its gripping fantasy story about interfamily drama.

Golden Globe Nominations 2023 Best Drama
Cast of “Better Call Saul” – Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Best Animated Film

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (-400)
  • Turning Red (+400)
  • Marcell the Shell with Shoes On (+1000)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (+1200)
  • Inu-Oh (+1600)

Don’t forget about animated films. Many have fantastic stories that can hang with the best. That was the case once again in 2022. Gullermo del Toro’s stop-motion film Pinocchio has produced glowing reviews since dropping on Netflix on Dec. 9.

Disney’s Turning Red – a story about a teenage girl’s coming of age – will likely fall short. Disney has won back-to-back best-animated films and 12 of the last 16 since 2007.

Best Animated Film - Golden Globe Nominations 2023
Cast of Pinocchio – Roy Rochlin/AFP

These are some of the most notable categories for the 2023 Golden Globes, but this is just scratching the surface. Check out BetUS Sportsbook’s odds for all of the Golden Globe nominations in 2023.

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