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Michael Taylor 15th Dec 2010 - 13:18

Oscar fever sets in as Golden Globe nominations are made

The Social Network, David Fincher's biopic of Mark Zuckerberg, is the 8/15 favourite at William Hill to scoop the Best Picture award at February's Oscar's ceremony, but faces stiff competition from The King's Speech (5/2) and The Fighter (9/1). Fincher himself is 1/3 to win the Academy Award for best director.

Colin Firth's portrayal of King George VI looks set to win him the Oscar and he is offered at 1/3 while his closest rival, Jesse Eisenberg is 5/1 for his role in The Social Network. Christian Bale lost almost two stone to play Mark Wahlberg's trainer/brother in The Fighter, and he is the 4/11 red-hot favourite to win the best supporting actor Oscar. This year's Oscars host, James Franco, is 7/1 to pick up a Best Actor award for his performance in 127 Hours.

"Biographical films have featured heavily in recent years in the nominations, falling short at the final hurdle, however, there is a real chance that The Social Network or The King's Speech could walk away with the big prize this year," said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.

Britain has a fair chance of picking up an Oscar also. As well as Colin Firth, Lesley Manville (6/1 - Best Actress), Christian Bale (4/11 - Best Supporting Actor), Helena Bonham-Carter (3/1 Best Supporting Actress), Danny Boyle (7/1 - Best Director), Christopher Nolan (6/1 - Best Director) and Tom Hooper (7/1 - Best Director) all in with a shout of picking up an Oscar statuette.

William Hill Oscar Odds:

Best Actor

1/3 Colin Firth, The King's Speech
5/1 Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
8/1 Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
7/1 James Franco, 127 Hours
10/1 Jeff Bridges, True Grit
20/1 Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Best Actress

10/11 Natalie Portman, Black Swan
2/1 Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
5/1 Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
6/1 Lesley Manville, Another Year
10/1 Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
16/1 Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor

4/11 Christian Bale, The Fighter
7/2 Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
6/1 Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
9/1 Sam Rockwell, Conviction
12/1 Jeremy Renner, The Town
12/1Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Best Supporting Actress

6/4 Melissa Leo, The Fighter
5/2 Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
3/1 Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
9/2 Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
10/1 Amy Adams, The Fighter

Best Director

1/3 David Fincher, The Social Network
6/1 Christopher Nolan, Inception
7/1 Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
7/1 Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
12/1 Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Picture

8/15 The Social Network
5/2 The King's Speech
9/1 The Fighter
10/1 True Grit
14/1 Inception
14/1 127 Hours
16/1 Black Swan
16/1 The Kids Are All Right


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