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British contenders odds-on for BAFTA triumph

| 14.02.2014

Bookmaker Coral is predicting a successful night for British talent at this year’s BAFTA awards, making 12 Years a Slave the overwhelming favourite at 1-9 to win Best Film, ahead of Gravity and American Hustle at 13-2 and 11-1 respectively.

British star Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is already tipped for an Oscar, is the 1-12 favourite to scoop the award for Best Actor, while his co-star Lupita Nyong’o is the leading contender to win Best Supporting actress at 4-11. Judi Dench (9-1) and Emma Thompson (33-1) go head-to-head for Best Actress, but Blue Jasmine star Cate Blanchett is the one to beat at 1-12.

The category for Best Director is shaping up to be more competitive, but Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron gets the nod at 4-9, ahead of Steve McQueen at 13-8.

“This year’s BAFTA awards has attracted huge betting interest and patriotic punters are queuing to get behind Steve McQueen and his masterpiece 12 Years a Slave. It’s been an excellent year for British talent and Sunday night will give us a taster of what’s to come at this year’s Oscars,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady,

** Best Film

1-9 12 Years a Slave, 13-2 Gravity, 11-1 American Hustle, 28-1 Philomena, 80-1 Captain Phillips

** Outstanding British Film

1-2 Gravity, 15-8 Philomena, 15-2 The Selfish Giant, 33-1 Saving Mr Banks, 80-1 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 100-1 Rush

** Best Director

4-9 Alfonso Cuaron, 13-8 Steve McQueen, 18-1 David O Russell, 40-1 Martin Scorcese, 80-1 Paul Greengrass

** Leading Actor

1-12 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 10-1 Leonardo DiCaprio, 11-1 Bruce Dern, 28-1 Tom Hanks, 28-1 Christian Bale

** Leading Actress

1-12 Cate Blanchett, 9-1 Judi Dench, 12-1 Sandra Bullock, 25-1 Amy Adams, 33-1 Emma Thompson

**Supporting Actress

4-11 Lupita Nyong’o, 15-8 Jennifer Lawrence, 16-1 Oprah Winfrey, 28-1 Julia Roberts, 50-1 Sally Hawkins

**Supporting Actor

1-5 Michael Fassbender, 11-2 Barkhad Abdi, 10-1 Bradley Cooper, 16-1 Daniel Bruhl, 40-1 Matt Damon


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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