2023 Critics Choice Awards Odds Preview: Chalk Everything Everywhere

Pun Intended: Film Has Wooed Everything and Everywhere

Absurdist Film Favored in Many Categories

The 28th Critics’ Choice Awards this Saturday signals the start of awards season. Take this as a precursor to the Academy Awards or Golden Globes as the top critics determine the best movies and television shows from 2022. The “Daniels'” Everything Everywhere All at Once leads all movie nominations with a whopping 14 and are favored on many of them per the 2023 Critics Choice Awards odds.

28th Critics’ Choice Awards

Date & Time:
Location: Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Streaming: ABC Host: Chelsea Handler

Everything Everywhere Leads Odds

We promise this is the last pun we will use in reference to the strongest contender of the evening. Everything Everywhere All at Once is comfortably favored to win in at least four categories: Best Comedy (-325), Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor (-325), Best Picture (-120), and Best Acting Ensemble (Even).

Leading lady Michelle Yeoh is also a slight underdog to capture the Best Actress award (+125) behind Tar’s Cate Blanchett (-115) while editor Paul Rogers is a runner-up (+125) against Top Gun: Maverick’s Eddie Hamilton (-145) for their respective award.

The film was not only a critical hit but was also a commercial success. It grossed over $103 million in the box office against a budget of just $14.3 million. It averaged over $50,965 per theater in its debut, which was the second-best since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I don’t think we all knew it was going to be successful,”
“I think we knew it was going to be special. The experience of filming it was special.” Stephanie Hsu, who stars in the film, said

For those into Entertainment movie awards gambling, looking into the critics’ scores for this film identifies why it’s this favored. It has a 95 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 363 critics with an average score of 8.6. Since critics are the ones that decide the winners, we can bank on this film to deliver on the 2023 Critics Choice Awards odds.

Familiar Favorites Also Set to Win

Unless you were born after the year 2000, you’re likely familiar with names like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Tom Cruise. The former two are directors with films,The Fabelmans, and Avatar: The Way of Water, respectively lined to win awards. Cruise is the star of Top Gun: Maverick, which will also bring home some hardware.

Spielberg is heavily favored (-275) to capture the Best Director award for The Fabelmans.This will be his third time winning and his first time since 2003.The Fabelmansis just behind Everything Everywhere All at Once at +200 to win Best Picture.

As for Cameron, he may be a long shot to win his award (+800) but Avatar: The Way of Water is destined to win Best Production Design (-265) and Best Visual Effects (-450). Russell Carpenter, the film’s cinematographer, is also a close runner-up (+125) to win Best Cinematography. But as far as winning Best Picture, that may be a losing bet at +1000.

As for Cruise, he has little-to-no chance of winning Best Actor (+1500) according to the 2023 Critics Choice Awards odds. But Top Gun: Maverick is the favorite to capture Best Cinematography (-115) and Best Editing. It is also third on the Best Picture odds at +600.

And no award show is complete without Disney being involved in some way. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to win Best Costume Design at -240 on the betting odds.

Categories to Watch: The Tight Race for The Acting Awards

It would be tough to earn good coin off of the wide lines of the awards above. An alternative is to parlay sports and entertainment lines like that. But as far as the tightest betting lines, a few categories are a toss-up. This makes for some lucrative betting opportunities or just fun viewing.

Both lead acting awards could see upsets or line movements closer to the event. Thus far, Colin Farrell of The Banshees of Inisherin leads the male category at -115. But just behind him is Brendan Fraser (+150) from The Whale, and not to be discounted is Austin Butler of Elvis at +500.

On the women’s side, we mentioned Blanchett and Yeoh being neck-and-neck in the race. Danielle Deadwyler forTill is tied with Michelle Williams of The Fabelmansat +650. The two are likely runner-ups but could just shock by winning the award.

The Acting Ensemble category is also worth eyeing. We mentioned Everything Everywhere All at Once holds a narrow lead here at even money. Breathing down its neck is Women Talking at +115.

The film won the Robert Altman Award from the Independent Spirit Awards as well as the National Board of Review’s Best Ensemble.

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