Ricky Gervais specials on offer for Golden Globes

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RICKY GERVAIS is 10/1 to be punched by an actor or actress at the Golden Globes this weekend, according to Ladbrokes.

The controversial host takes to the stage for the third time and it’s odds-on (1/2) that he’s heckled by an audience member and he’s 1/5 to respond. After offending most of Hollywood in recent years, it’s a 5/1 chance an irate member of Tinseltown gets up on stage and throws a drink over him.

It’s just 2/1 that he oversteps the mark and causes a celebrity to leave after a joke about them but conversely Gervais earns a 6/4 quote of receiving a standing ovation.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It appears that Gervais will be the talking point of the ceremony rather than the films. He’ll be looking to bow out on a high, which will of course be a low for his chosen celebrity targets.”

The Artist is 1/8 to be awarded the best music or comedy picture with Michael Hazanavicius (1/2) to pick up the best director award and his leading man Jean Dujardin is odds-on (1/8) to take home this year’s best comedy or musical actor.

The Descendants (8/15) is expected to be crowned with the title of best dramatic motion picture with George Clooney (1/2) at the top of the best actor market. Meryl Streep is 2/5 to earn her eighth Golden Globe award however at 9/4. The Help’s Viola Davis could cause a shock in Los Angeles this weekend.

Jessica Bridge added: “It looks nailed on for all the favourites but The Artist will be hoping to silence its rivals.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Best Dramatic Motion Picture
The Descendants – 8/15
Hugo – 11/4
War Horse – 9/2
The Help – 16/1
Moneyball – 20/1
The Ides Of March – 20/1

Best Music or Comedy Motion Picture
The Artist – 1/8
Midnight In Paris – 7/1
My Week With Marilyn – 7/1
Bridesmaids – 16/1
50/50 – 20/1

Best Dramatic Actor
George Clooney (The Descendants) – 1/2
Leonardo Di Caprio (J Edgar) – 10/3
Brad Pitt (Moneyball) – 4/1
Michael Fassbender (Shame) – 10/1
Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March) – 16/1

Best Dramatic Actress
Meryl Streep (Iron Lady) – 2/5
Viola Davis (The Help) – 9/4
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) – 10/1
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) – 12/1
Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) – 12/1

Best Comedy or Musical Actor
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) – 1/8
Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid Love) – 8/1
Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) – 12/1
Joseph Gordon Levitt (50/50) – 12/1
Owen Wilson (Midnight In Paris) – 14/1

Best Comedy or Musical Actress
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) – 1/6
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) – 6/1
Charlize Theron (Young Adult) – 9/1
Jodie Foster (Carnage) – 12/1
Kate Winslet (Carnage) – 14/1

Best Motion Picture Director
Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist) – 1/2
Alexander Payne (The Descendants) – 11/4
Martin Scorsese (Hugo) – 4/1
George Clooney (The Ides Of March) – 20/1
Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris) – 20/1

Ricky Gervais specials
To be punched by an actor/actress (on stage) – 10/1
To have a drink thrown over him by an actor/actress (on stage) – 5/1
An actor/actress to walk out mid ceremony after a gag about them – 2/1
Ricky Gervais to be audibly heckled – 1/2
Ricky Gervais to respond to heckler** – 1/5
Ricky Gervais to trend worldwide on Twitter – 1/100
Ricky Gervais to receive a standing ovation from the crowd – 6/4

**Bets void if no heckle takes place**

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.