Iron Lady Streep leads Best Actress Oscar betting

MERYL STREEP is odds-on to be crowned Best Actress at the 2012 Oscars according to Ladbrokes.

The Iron Lady actress is hotly tipped at 10/11 to pick up the award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. However Michelle Williams earns a 2/1 quote for her role as the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Other contenders include Viola Davies (5/2), Glenn Close (7/1) and Brit Keira Knightly is 33/1 to pick up her first Oscar.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Streep’s a regular in the Oscar nominations but this year the odds suggest she’ll bag the biggest prize.”

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The Oscars – Best Actress winner

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – 10/11
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn – 2/1
Viola Davies – The Help – 5/2
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs – 7/1
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin – 10/1
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – 12/1
Charlize Theron – Young Adult – 16/1
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Macy May Marlene – 18/1
Keira Knightley – A Dangerous Method – 25/1
Jodie Foster – Carnage – 33/1