Tom Hooper slashed for Best Director

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Tom Hooper’s odds of winning an Oscar for ‘Best Director’ have been slashed by Ladbrokes.

Following his Screen Actors Guild award the King’s Speech director has been cut from 12/1 to 11/8 is now breathing down David Fincher’s neck in the battle for favouritism.

The Social Network director still remains the 4/6 market leader in that category with Jesse Eisenberg a 25/1 chance for Best Actor from Colin Firth at 1/33.

The King’s Speech also moved further ahead of The Social Network in the ‘Best Picture’ category as its price was cut to odds-on (2/5) from 11/8 displacing the Social Network as the favourite, pushing it out to 2/1.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The omens are looking good for Hooper and Firth. Should they oblige we will be paying out a King’s ransom as punters have used the SAG awards as a major signpost.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Oscars Best Picture
The King’s Speech – 2/5 (From 11/8)
The Social Network – 2/1
True Grit – 40/1
The Fighter – 66/1
Black Swan – 66/1

Oscars Best Actor
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech – 1/33
James Franco – 127 Hours – 25/1
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network – 25/1
Jeff Bridges – True Grit – 40/1
Javier Bardem – Biutiful – 50/1

Oscars Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan – 1/12
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right – 7/1
Jennifer Lawrence – Winters Bone – 20/1
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole – 50/1
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine – 80/1

Oscars Best Director
David Fincher – The Social Network – 4/6
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech – 11/8 (from 12/1)
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan – 25/1
Joel & Ethan Cohen – True Grit – 50/1
David O’Russel – The Fighter – 50/1

Oscars Best Supporting Actor
The Oscars 2011 Christian Bale – The Fighter – 1/9
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech – 6/1
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right – 66/1
John Hawkes – Winters Bone – 66/1
Jeremy Renner – The Town – 66/1

Oscars Best Supporting actress
Melissa Leo – The Fighter – 3/10
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit – 9/2
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech – 7/1
Amy Adams – The Fighter – 20/1
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom – 33/1

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