The Fighter, Firth & The Social Network set to dominate Oscars

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The Fighter, The King’s Speech and The Social Network look set to dominate the Oscars this year according to Ladbrokes.

Colin Firth is just 1/12 to scoop ‘Best Actor’ with Christian Bale a similarly short priced 1/9 favourite to win best supporting Actor.

The long term gamble on Firth for the Oscars will end up triggering a record payout with several four and five figure bets registered despite the short odds as fans believe he is a dead cert.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve been kept awake at night for weeks now with visions of Firth on the podium collecting multiple awards. Despite it being a sensational result for British cinema it remains our worst nightmare as Firth is the best backed Oscar nominee in history.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

The Oscars 2011

Best Picture
The Social Network – 4/9
The King’s Speech – 5/2
The Fighter – 33/1
Black Swan – 33/1
True Grit – 33/1
The Kids Are All Right – 50/1
Inception – 66/1
Toy Story 3 – 100/1
Winters Bone – 100/1
127 Hours – 100/1

Best Actor
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech – 1/12
James Franco – 127 Hours – 16/1
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network – 16/1
Jeff Bridges – True Grit – 25/1
Javier Bardem – Biutiful – 50/1

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan – 1/6
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right – 11/2
Jennifer Lawrence – Winters Bone – 16/1
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole – 40/1
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine – 66/1

Best Director
David Fincher – The Social Network – 1/8
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech – 12/1
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan – 14/1
Joel & Ethan Cohen – True Grit – 25/1
David O’Russel – The Fighter – 33/1

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter – 1/9
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech – 11/2
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right – 66/1
John Hawkes – Winters Bone – 66/1
Jeremy Renner – The Town – 66/1

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo – The Fighter – 4/7
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit – 4/1
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech – 7/1
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom – 12/1
Amy Adams – The Fighter – 14/1

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