Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2019

Best Actor Favorites at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

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While we generally associate betting online with sports — and for good reason, considering that it is a billion-dollar industry — there are other things that we can have a little more fun with by adding a monetary element to the mix.

One of these is the 2020 Golden Globes. There are a number of categories that you can place wagers on through sites like Unibet and other reputable vendors to give the night a little something extra. One of the categories that sees the most scrutiny (and action) is the best actor category.

We will get into who the favorites are, and what each actor brought to the category this year.

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

The role of Batman’s nemesis has seemed to garner a lot of attention and even better performances. We all know the reverence that Heath Ledger received for playing the role in The Dark Knight and Phoenix certainly delivered in his portrayal in this year’s standalone Joker movie.

While it is meant to be an origin story for Batman’s main villain, it actually turned into something more. The movie took a stark look at mental health in a light that had not been previously explored. Phoenix does a wonderful job of portraying the comic book villain in a human light, giving him depth and range in another dimension.

Phoenix is the clear favorite here and with good reason.

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Marriage Story is a look at divorce in the modern era through the lens of Driver’s Charlie and co-star Scarlett Johanssen’s Nicole. Driver delivers a wonderfully nuanced performance that can certainly be seen as an entirely new breath of fresh air in contrast to his portrayal of Kylo Ren in the Star Wars franchise.

In most years, Driver would be a major contender for best actor in a drama but has the unfortunate timing of running into Phoenix’s portrayal of the iconic Joker character. Still, if there is one to pull off the upset, it will be Driver.

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Best Actor Favorites at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Ford v Ferrari came in with a heaping helping of hype and managed to live up to the expectations critically. And part of the reason that it managed to do this is because of the strong performance of Bale as British World War II veteran and motorsport Hall of Famer Ken Miles.

Bale is famous for his dedication to the roles he has taken on. He most notably became rail-thin while taking on his role in The Machinist and showed no less dedication in this one, learning at the hands of professional stunt coordinator Robert Nagle.

Ultimately, Phoenix remains the overwhelming favorite because of his unique portrayal of an iconic character. It would be a major upset if Driver (or anyone else) managed to overtake him for the crown of best actor in a drama but crazier things have happened.
There is a nice profit to be made on one of the underdogs should they overcome and take home the Golden Globe.

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