The Oscars: The Artist set for glory- Streep set to miss out?
The Artist looks an absolute certainty for the Best Film Oscar and William Hill are now 1/9 from an original 3/1 that it wins the coveted award. The Best Actress award is far from a foregone conclusion and perhaps surprisingly, Meryl Streep finds herself the 10/11 second favourite behind Viola Davis who is the 5/6 favourite. The Best Actor Oscar is also a very close call with Hills unable to split George Clooney & Jean Dujardin both of whom are offered at 10/11.
"The Artist looks like the certainty of the award season but the latest odds suggest that former favourites Meryl Streep & Jean Dujardin might miss out on the big one!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill Latest Oscars Betting:
Best Actress: 5/6 Viola Davis (The Help), 10/11 Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), 14/1 Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), 40/1 Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 40/1 Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs).
Best Actor: 10/11 Jean Dujardin (The Artist), 10/11 George Clooney (The Descendents), 20/1 Brad Pitt (Moneyball), 25/1 Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy), 50/1 Demain Bachir (A Better Life)
Best Film: 1/9 The Artist, 8/1 The Descendents, 16/1 Hugo, 20/1 The Help, 25/1 War Horse, 50/1 Moneyball, 50/1 Midnight in Paris, 66/1 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 80/1 The Tree Of Life
Best Director: 1/8 Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), 5/1 Martin Scorsese (Hugo), 16/1 Alexander Payne (The Descendants), 20/1 Terrance Malik (The Tree Of Life), 33/1 Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)