Colin Firth hottest BAFTA favourite ever

Colin Firth’s superb awards run looks set to continue according to Ladbrokes.

His odds of winning a BAFTA for Best Actor for his role in the King’s Speech are a record short price of 1/25.

It’s 13/8 The King’s Speech wins ‘Best Film’ behind 4/6 favourite The Social Network.

Christian Bale is also odds-on (1/2) to be rewarded for his supporting role in ‘The Fighter’ with Geoffrey Rush the 9/4 second favourite.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Colin Firth now looks like the biggest certainty in the history of awards betting. His lead in The King’s Speech has taken the world by storm and hit us hard as punters look for any opportunity to back him- we’d probably see money for him if we quoted him for next Prime Minister!”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Best Film
The Social Network – 4/6
The King’s Speech – 13/8
True Grit – 16/1
Black Swan – 25/1
Inception – 50/1

Best Director
David Fincher – 1/4
Tom Hooper – 4/1
Christopher Nolan – 16/1
Danny Boyle – 16/1
Darren Aronofsky – 16/1

Leading Actor
Colin Firth – 1/25
James Franco – 14/1
Jesse Eisenberg – 14/1
Jeff Bridges – 14/1
Javier Bardem – 25/1

Leading Actress
Natalie Portman – 1/4
Annette Bening – 4/1
Hailee Steinfeld – 8/1
Noomi Rapace – 25/1
Julianne Moore – 25/1

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – 1/2
Geoffrey Rush – 9/4
Pete Postlethwaite – 8/1
Andrew Garfield – 16/1
Mark Ruffalo – 20/1

Best Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter – 4/5
Amy Adams – 2/1
Lesley Manville – 4/1
Miranda Richardson – 8/1
Barbara Hershey – 8/1


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.