Brand and Perry could be Oscar winners next year
Following mixed reviews regarding this year's Oscars hosts, William Hill think that that the Academy may go for more recognised hosts in 2012.
Hills make Russell Brand the 8/1 favourite to host the show while Robert Downey Jr and Adam Sandler are priced at 10/1.
Brand's wife, Katy Perry is 14/1. Ricky Gervais did not exactly endear himself to the Hollywood elite at the Golden Globes and Hills make him 25/1 to earn the gig of hosting the Oscars next year.
"One of the hardest things for the Academy is finding celebrities who have a real chemistry to host the Oscars. If they were to select Katy Perry and Russell Brand, they would certainly have no problem with that," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
The British invasion of the Oscars looks set to continue with Meryl Streep offered at 12/1 with Hills to win a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. She is Even money to earn a nomination.
William Hill Oscars 2012 Prices:
Oscars 2012 Host: 8/1 Russell Brand; 10/1 Robert Downey Jr; 10/1 Adam Sandler; 12/1 Ellen Degeneres; 14/1 Hugh Jackman; 14/1 Billy Crystal; 14/1 Katy Perry; 14/1 Hugh Laurie; 14/1 Steve Carrell; 14/1 Steve Martin; 14/1 Zach Galifianakis; 16/1 Jon Stewart; 16/1 Jude Law; 16/1 Jim Carey; 16/1 Tina Fey; 16/1 Seth Rogen; 16/1 Kate Hudson; 16/1 Oprah Winfrey; 16/1 Helen Mirren; 20/1 Vince Vaughn; 20/1 Whoopi Goldberg; 25/1 Ricky Gervais; 25/1 Robin Williams; 25/1 Dane Cook; 25/1 Neil Patrick Harris; 25/1 Piers Morgan; 33/1 Natalie Portman; 33/1 Jenmnifer Aniston; 50/1 Charlie Sheen.
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