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Saturday 24 February 2018

Bookies favourites for Oscar night

Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar
Avatar is favourite to land the best picture Oscar

Bookmakers have made Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock early favourites to land the Academy Award.

Avatar is considered the front-runner among 10 nominees for best picture.

William Hill is offering 1-2 that the 3D blockbuster wins best film, while director James Cameron is tipped to take best director at 4-6.

His ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow is hot on his heals at 5-4 for her movie The Hurt Locker.

"Avatar is breaking all records and is a worthy favourite but I wonder if the committee will show a sense of humour and give the best director to his ex Kathryn," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

Jeff Bridges is favourite for best actor for Crazy Heart at 2-9, followed by George Clooney (7-2), Colin Firth (8-1), Jeremy Renner (16-1) and Morgan Freeman (25-1).

Sandra Bullock is favourite for best actress at 5-6, followed by Meryl Streep (11-8), Carey Mulligan (4-1), Gabourey Sidibe (14-1) and Helen Mirren (25-1).

Ladbrokes lists Precious star Mo'Nique and Christoph Waltz of Inglourious Basterds as 1-8 favourites to win for their supporting roles.

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