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Bookies predict British invasion at this year’s Oscars

| 17.02.2014

Britain’s Oscar-winning credentials have been given a boost overnight, after 12 Years a Slave and Chiwetel Ejiofor cleaned-up at this year’s BAFTA awards. Bookmaker Coral has slashed Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed film into 1-7 from 1-4 to win the Oscar for Best Picture, ahead of Gravity at 4-1.

The star of the film Chiwetel Ejiofor scooped the gong for Best Actor at last night’s star-studded ceremony, and Coral reacted by cutting his odds into 13-2 from 9-1 to win the same honour at the Oscars on March 2nd.

Steve McQueen lost out on the award for Best Director to Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, and the British film-maker is now 8-1 to win an Oscar, while Cuaron’s odds has shortened into 1-20 from 1-10.

“The BAFTA’s always have a huge impact on the Oscars betting and if last night’s ceremony is anything to go by, March 2nd will be a night of celebration for British talent,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** Best Picture

1-7 (from 1-4) 12 Years a Slave, 4-1 Gravity, 16-1 American Hustle, 16-1 Dallas Buyers Club, 80-1 The Wolf Of Wall Street, 100-1 Captain Phillips  100-1 Her, 100-1 Nebraska, 100-1 Philomena

**Best Director

1-20 (from 1-10) Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity, 8-1 Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave, 33-1 David O’Russell – American Hustle, 66-1 Martin Scorcese – The Wolf Of Wall Street, 100-1 Alexander Payne – Nebraska

**Best Actor

1-6 Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club, 6-1 Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street  6/1, 13-2 (from 9-1) Chiwetel Ejiofor, 40-1 Bruce Dern – Nebraska, 100-1 Christian Bale – American Hustle

**Best Actress

1-66 (from 1-33) Cate Blanchett, 16-1 Adams – American Hustle, 16-1 Sandra Bullock – Gravity, 40-1 Judi Dench – Philomena, 80-1 Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

**Best Supporting Actor

1-12 Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club, 7-1 Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave, 12-1 (from 25-1) Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips, 40-1 Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street, 66-1 Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

**Best Supporting Actress

4-7 Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave, 5-4 (from 5-2) Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle, 33-1 June Squibb – Nebraska, 40-1 Julia Roberts – August: Osage County, 40-1 Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine


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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social