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Nic Ladds 17th Jan 2011 - 10:47

King Colin shortest priced fav since The Queen

Following his success at the Golden Globes, British bookmaker William Hill make Colin Firth their 1/16 favourite to win the Best Actor Oscar.

But it is not all good news for The King's Speech the price of it winning the Best film Oscar has been pushed out to 5/2 from 15/8 and Tom Hopper is out to 8/1 to win Best Director.

"Colin is the shortest priced favourite to win an Oscar since Helen Mirren's peerless performance as the Queen. As far as we are concerned it is as good as on the mantelpiece," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

William Hill Oscars Betting

Best Film Oscar: 2/7 Social Network, 5/2 The King's Speech, 12/1 True Grit, 20/1 The Fighter, 25/1 Black Swann, 33/1 Inception, 40/1 The Kids Are All Right, 66/1 127 Hours

Best Actor Oscar: 1/16 Colin Firth (The King's Speech), 12/1 James Franco (127 Hours), 14/1 Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), 25/1 Jeff Bridges (True Grit), 40/1 Mark Wahlberg (The fighter), 50/1 Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)

Best Director: 1/10 David Fincher (The Social Network), 8/1 Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), 16/1 Christopher Nolan (Inception), 25/1 Darren Afonofsky (Black Swann), 33/1 Danny Boyle (127 Hours))

Best Actress: 1/7 Natalie Portman (Black Swan), 4/1 Annette Benning (The Kids Are All Right), 20/1 Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), 33/1 Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), 50/1 Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), 66/1 Lesley Manville (Another Year)

Best Supporting Actress: 8/11 Melissa Leo (The Fighter), 3/1 Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), 3/1 Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), 4/1 Amy Adams (The Fighter), 12/1 Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Supporting Actor: 1/9 Christian Bale (The Fighter), 5/1 Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech), 40/1 Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), 50/1 Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), 50/1 Sam Rockwell (Conviction), 50/1 Jeremy Renner (The Town)


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