William Hill Payout On King Colin's Performance
William Hill, have decided to payout on Colin Firth winning the Best Actor Oscar after he won another award at the BAFTAs.
At the close of betting Firth was 1/50 to win the Best Actor Oscar with the biggest bet of £1800. Hills are now betting on how long Colin Firth's acceptance speech will be on Oscar night making 30-60 seconds their 2/5 favourite.
"We feel that Colin is certain to pick up the Best Actor Oscar, so we are happy to pay out on all bets laid prior to 12pm on the 14th of Febuary," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams. "In fact we are so confident that he will win that we are betting on how long his acceptance speech will be!"
How Long Will colin Firth's Oscar Acceptance Speech Be*?: 2/5 30-60 seconds, 7/2 0-30 seconds, 4/1 60-90 seconds, 7/1 90 seconds or longer
Final Odds Best Actor Oscar: 1/50 Colin Firth (The King's Speech), 14/1 James Franco (127 Hours), 20/1 Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), 25/1 Jeff Bridges (True Grit), 50/1 Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
Best Film Oscar: 1/6 The King's Speech, 7/2 Social Network, 33/1 True Grit, 40/1 The Fighter, 40/1 Black Swann, 50/1 Inception, 100/1 Winter's Bone, 100/1 The Kids Are All Right, 100/1 Toy Story 3, 100/1 127 Hours
Best Actress: 1/16 Natalie Portman (Black Swan), 7/1 Annette Benning (The Kids Are All Right), 16/1 Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), 33/1 Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), 50/1 Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine),
Best Director: 4/7 David Fincher (The Social Network), 5/4 Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), 20/1 Darren Afonofsky (Black Swann), 33/1 Ceon Brothers (True Grit), 33/1 David O Russell (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actress: 1/3 Melissa Leo (The Fighter), 7/2 Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), 6/1 Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), 33/1 Amy Adams (The Fighter), 50/1 Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Best Supporting Actor: 1/7 Christian Bale (The Fighter), 4/1 Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech), 50/1 Jeremy Renner (The Town), 50/1 Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), 50/1 John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
*Speech Length is from first word to last word