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British contenders 14-1 to land Oscar hat-trick

| 27.02.2014

Coral bookmaker is predicting a successful night for British talent at this year’s Oscars, making 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor 14-1 to win their respective categories.

The award winning production has already won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, and Coral make it the red-hot favourite at 1-6 to win the Oscar for Best Picture, but Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor face stiffer competition in their categories at 8-1 and 9-1 respectively.

Coral has also opened betting on a number of Oscars specials. The bookmaker go 2-1 that the Best Actress cries on stage, 10-1 that there’s a wardrobe malfunction on stage and 16-1 that anyone repeats Jennifer Lawrence’s stumble and trips up on stage.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the patriotic support for British hopefuls at this year’s Oscars and with 12 Years a Slave looking like a certainty to scoop Best Picture, it’s shaping up to be a night of celebration for home talent,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

British Sweep

14-1 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Novelty Specials

16-1 Anyone to do a Jennifer Lawrence and fall when collecting their award

5-1 Best actor to cry

2-1 Best actress to cry

1-2 Orchestra to start playing during speech

10-1 Award winner to have a wardrobe malfunction on stage

**Best Picture

1-6 12 Years a Slave, 7-2 Gravity, 16-1 American Hustle, 16-1 Dallas Buyers Club, 80-1 The Wolf of Wall Street, 100-1 Philomena, 100-1 Nebraska, 100-1 Her, 100-1 Captain Phillips

**Best Director

1-20 Alfonso Cuaron, 8-1 Steve McQueen, 33-1 David O Russell, 66-1 Martin Scorcese, 100-1 Alexander Payne

**Best Actor

1-6 Matthew McConaughey, 9-2 Leonardo DiCaprio, 9-1 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 50-1 Bruce Dern, 100-1 Christian Bale

**Best Actress

1-50 Cate Blanchett, 14-1 Amy Adams, 16-1 Sandra Bullock, 20-1 Judi Dench, 80-1 Meryl Streep

**Best Support Actor

1-2 Jared Leto, 8-1 Michael Fassbender, 10-1 Barkhad Abdi, 40-1 Jonah Hill, 66-1 Bradley Cooper

**Best Supporting Actress

4-7 Lupita Nyong’o, 5-4 Jennifer Lawrence, 33-1 June Squibb, 40-1 Julia Roberts, 40-1 Sally Hawkins

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Further Information Contact:

Nicola McGeady 07917683784





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