The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards nearly neck and neck for Oscar

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The Shape Of Water is at the subject of a late gamble to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, according to our entertainment traders.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri still finds itself at the top of the betting with odds of 11/10.

However, an eleventh-hour gamble is starting to develop on The Shape of Water, which has seen its odds backed into 6/4 (from 13/8) in the last 24 hours.

Gary Oldman (1/25) and Frances McDormand (1/12) remain the front runners by a country mile to win their respective nominations, and it’s also odds-on at just 1/10 that Guillermo del Toro lands the Best Director gong.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Three Billboards was edging away as the clear favourite, but money is coming for The Shape of Water, leaving us with a proper two-horse race to land the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Best Picture

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 11/10
The Shape of Water – 6/4
Get Out – 8/1
Lady Bird – 10/1
Dunkirk – 33/1
Call Me By Your Name – 50/1
Darkest Hour – 100/1
Phantom Thread – 100/1
The Post – 100/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.