When awards season began, it looked just like a certain pop superstar was a lock to get the Best Actress Oscar award. Oh, how things can change. Now there is yet another near-lock for the Academy Awards, and she is someone who is very familiar with the honour. Check out who’s in rod and longshots would be the best bet to make the upset. Sportsbook Glenn Close (The Wife) Olivia Colman (The Favourite) Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) Yalitza Aparico (Roma) Melissa McCarthy (Would You Ever Forgive Me?) DraftKings -715 +500 +1200 +3300 +6600 BetStarsNJ -700 +500 +2000 +2000 +8000 FanDuel -600 +550 +800 +4000 +7500 Caesars -700 +600 +1600 +3000 +5000 888 -715 +500 +1000 +3300 +6600 Resorts -910 +450 +2200 +4000 +8000 SugarHouse -715 +500 +1800 +3300 +6600 PointsBet -1000 +400 +1000 +5000 +6600 Golden Nugget -910 +450 +2200 +4000 +10000 playMGM -800 +550 +2000 +5000 +10000 William Hill -800 +500 +1200 +3000 +7500 BetAmerica -910 +450 +2200 +4000 +10000 Hard Rock -850 +475 +1800 +4000 +6600 GLENN CLOSE (THE WIFE) Legendary actress Glenn Close is known for her work in films like The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, and 101 Dalmatians. Over the course of her 45-year career, the versatile star of stage and screen has won three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Primetime Emmy awards. From The Wife, Close stars as a woman who questions her lifestyle choices as she travels to Stockholm together with her husband (Jonathan Pryce), a soon-to-be Nobel Prize winner. Her performance at the Sony Pictures Classics play has earned her a Golden Globe in Addition to a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. If it comes to the Academy, Close is a seven-time Oscar nominee, meaning she has more nominations without a win than any other living actor. Having a chance at making history, Close is a lock for Best Actress. The Academy loves to reward performers that are always nominated without a triumph. Recall when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won Best Actor for The Revenant? Despite strong competition from Olivia Colman and Lady Gaga, it’s all but guaranteed that the Academy admits Close to get a career full of terrific performances. BetStarsNJ currently has shut as a -800 favorite. Essential awards for Glenn Close Golden Globes: Best Actress — Motion Picture Drama Screen Actors Guild of America: Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role OLIVIA COLMAN (THE FAVOURITE) English actress Olivia Colman is famous for her characters in Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), and Tyrannosaur (2011). After dealing with Yorgos Lanthimos on his 2015 film, The Lobster, Colman reunited with the Greek filmmaker for The Favourite, in which she portrays Anne, Queen of Great Britain. For her work in the period piece, Colman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress — Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild Award. This is her first Oscar nomination, so it’s safe to state that the Academy will choose to award 71-year-old actress Close over Colman, as she’ll probably be nominated again in the future. Sportsbook playMGM now has Colman at +550. KEY AWARDS FOR OLIVIA COLMAN Golden Globes: Best Actress — Motion Picture Drama Screen Actors Guild of America: Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role British Academy of Film and Television awards: Major Actress LADY GAGA (A STAR IS BORN) Lady Gaga lives for the applause (the applause, the applause). The singer, songwriter and actress is cherished for her chart-topping singles and provocative visual fashion. At A Star is Born, the pop megastar plays with Ally, a waitress and aspiring artist who falls in love with Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a famous rocker having a drinking problem that sees her talent and coaxes her out of obscurity and into the spotlight. A Star is Born was selected by both the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Movies of 2018 and won Best Actress, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, it received five Golden Globe nominations, two Directors Guild of America Awards nods, four Screen Actors Guild awards nominations and eight Oscar nods. Gaga delivers an excellent performance in Cooper’s film, but it seems like the Academy will decide to recognize her participation elsewhere, namely the Best Song category. Her song,”Shallow,” is a shoo-in to win that category, but the Best Lady belongs to Close. KEY AWARDS FOR LADY GAGA Golden Globes: Best Original Song National Board of Review: Top Ten Best Movies of 2018, Best Actress Read more: