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The 2019 Oscars are almost here. While it's tough to picture the Oscars without a host, the show must go on, and bettors can find the current odds for the 2019 Oscars over on FanDuel Sportsbook.


But if you're wondering who is going to win the Oscars, and considering placing a bet on it, you might want to take a look at what the top voices in the film industry are saying about this year's show, and who they think wins it all. Here are the picks. 


Oscars 2019 Best Picture Predictions 

CNN: "Green Book"

New York Times: "Roma"

Variety: "Green Book"


Two of the three experts we highlighted here are going with "Green Book" to win Best Picture, while CNN is rolling with "Roma." It looks like "Green Book" could be a value play here, as "Green Book" is listed at +340. On the other hand, "Roma" is currently the favorite at -310.


Oscars 2019 Best Actor Predictions 

CNN: Rami Malek

New York Times: Rami Malek

Variety: Rami Malek


It's a clean sweep for Rami Malek here. Malek is also a heavy favorite, as he's currently available at -500. If you want to bet Malek to win Best Actor, you'll really have to pony up, so bettors might want to check out Christian Bale at +430, or Bradley Cooper at +2300. As for the experts, they are going with Malek. 


Oscars 2019 Best Actress Predictions 

CNN: Glenn Close

New York Times: Glenn Close

Variety: Glenn Close 


It's another clean sweep here, as all three experts are rolling with Glenn Close to win Best Actress. This certainly tracks, as Close is listed as the favorite at -480 to win. However, Variety did mention that Olivia Coleman "could" win, making her a nice value at +440. 


Oscars 2019 Best Supporting Actor Predictions 

CNN: Mahershala Ali

New York Times: Mahershala Ali

Variety: Mahershala Ali


Similarly, all three experts are predicting Mahershala Ali will win Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Green Book." Ali is listed as a -1200 favorite.


Oscars 2019 Best Supporting Actress Predictions 

CNN: Regina King

New York Times: Regina King

Variety: Regina King


Regina King is another consensus pick here, as all three experts predict she'll take home the Best Supporting Actress Award. However, King's price is much more palatable than some of the other favorites. King is currently available at -280.


Oscars 2019 Best Director Predictions 

CNN: Alfonso Cuaron

New York Times: Alfonso Cuaron

Variety: Alfonso Cuaron 


All three experts are picking Alfonso Cuaron to win Best Director, and he's currently available at -1350. While Cuaron is undoubtedly the heavy favorite, Variety did mention Spike Lee has an outside chance at winning. Lee is currently available at +1000, making him a great out-of-the-box selection.


Oscars 2019 Best Original Song Predictions 

CNN: "Shallow"

New York Times: "Shallow"

Variety: "Shallow"


"Shallow" is the heaviest favorite we've seen thus far, as the smash hit is currently available at -2000. "Shallow" was one of the most popular songs of the year, so this is certainly no surprise to see the experts predicting it in a sweep. 


Oscars 2019 Best Original Screenplay Predictions 

CNN: "The Favourite" 

New York Times: "The Favourite"

Variety: "Green Book"


Both CNN and the New York Times are picking "The Favourite" to win Best Original Screenplay, while Variety is rolling with "Green Book." Ironically, "The Favourite" is the favorite, as it's listed at -210, while "Green Book" is another nice value play, at +190.


Ultimately, most of the experts we highlighted here are going chalk, as six of the eight categories we took a look at were unanimous selections by the favorite. The most divisive categories were Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, but of course everything can change on Oscars night. 


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