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Tom Hooper slashed for Best Director

| 31.01.2011

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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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 news.ladbrokes team.