The Oscars: will it be Maggie or Marylin?
Following her success at the Golden Globes, William Hill rate Meryl Streep as their 8/13 favourite for the Best Actress Oscar with her nearest challenger Michelle Williams at 7/4 for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.
"The two favourites play two very different icons and it will come as no great surprise to her supporters but we think Maggie will come out on top," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
George Clooney is 4/7 to win the best Actor Oscar with The Artist 1/3 to win Best Film.
William Hill Oscars 2012:
Best Actress: 8/13 Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), 7/4 Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), 3/1 Viola Davis (The Help), 12/1 Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), 12/1 Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 12/1 Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin), 20/1 Charlize Theron (Young Adult), 20/1 Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marelene), 20/1 Yun Jeong-Hie (Poetry)
Best Actor: 4/7 George Clooney (The Decendents), 7/4 Jean Dujardin (The Artist), 11/2 Leonardo Di Caprio (J Edgar), 12/1 Brad Pitt (Moneyball), 14/1 Michael Fassbender (Shame), 20/1 Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy), 20/1 Woody Harelson (Rampart), 20/1 Sean Penn (The Tree Of Life), 20/1 Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March), 25/1 Jeremy Irvine (War Horse)
Best Film: 1/3 The Artist, 7/2 The Descendents, 9/1 War Horse, 10/1 Hugo, 16/1 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 20/1 J.Edgar, 25/1 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 33/1 Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy, 33/1 Moneyball, 33/1 The Help, 40/1 The Iron Lady, 40/1 Drive
Best Director: 4/5 Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), 9/4 Martin Scorsese (Hugo), 5/1 Alexander Payne (The Descendants), 8/1 Steven Spielberg (War Horse), 14/1 Terrance Malik (The Tree Of Life), 16/1 Stephen Daltry (Extremley Loud & Incredibly Close), 16/1 Clint Eastwood (J Edgar) 16/1 Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris) 20/1 David Fincher (The Girl With Dragon Tattoo)