The Oscars are in just two months from now and we are all looking forward to them. The Oscars nominations will be revealed on January 22, so it’s impossible to know who will be the nominees. However, the time for predictions has come and we would love to share who the Vegas oddsmakers predict to be in the category of Best Actor and Actress.
Both categories are filled out by a diverse mix of first-timers and the field is really tight. When it comes to the Best Picture category, some of the favorites are Roma and A Star Is Born, while on the Best Director front, there is a tight race between Cooper and Alfonso Cuaron.
Now, let’s take a close look at Vegas oddsmakers’ predictions on the Best Actor and Actress for Oscars 2019.
Prediction for Best Actor: Cooper and Christian Bale
It is very possible that we will see Bradley Cooper nominated and possibly winning in the category Best Actor. Besides being the director of A Star Is Born, he also got screenplay and producer credit. As a matter of fact, he has collected various nominations for Best Actor, including the ones from Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild.
Likewise, there are predictions that Christian Bale might win in the Best Actor category for his performance in Vice. He already has won one Oscar but went under a huge transformation for the movie, which makes him a possible candidate. There are also predictions for Rami Malek for his performance as Freddie Mercury and Viggo Mortensen for his performance in Green Book.
Prediction for Best Actress: Gaga and Glenn Close
In this category, the list is very tight as the two possible candidates are Lady Gaga for her stunning performance in A Star is Born and Glenn Close for The Wife. This would be the fourth nomination of Close for a lead role and she has won six Oscar nominations to her name. Moreover, there are also predictions that Olivia Colman might find herself in this category for her turn in The Favourite.