Christopher Nolan’s apparently “triumphant” movie Dunkirk, has been installed at 2/1 to win the Oscar for Best Picture with bookmakers William Hill.
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Bookmakers William Hill have made Lubaina Himid their 6/4 favourite to win the Turner Prize after getting their first look at the shortlist. Hurvin Anderson is the 5/2 second favourite, with Rosalind Nashashibi 7/2 and Andrea Buttner the outsider at 4/1
William Hill can report that the price of Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond has drifted dramatically after his Golden Globe speech and he is now 10/1 from 6/1. “We thought that Tom Hiddleston was on the shortlist but it looks like he has killed off any chance of getting his licence after a very un-James Bond speech,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Following the announcement of the winners at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony, William Hill now expect La La Land will win at least three of the four major Oscars this year with Best Director a near certainty at 1/6 with Best Picture just behind at 2/7.
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, being released this week and already garnering rave reviews, William Hill are offering 10/1 that it is nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars...
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced on Tuesday - Canadian author, Madeleine Thien, has been backed from 12/1 to 7/4 favourite.
The decision to give Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Prize has come as a shock to bookmakers William Hill who had pushed his price out from 7/2 to 5/1 after the country rejected his peace deal. “Mr Santos was extremely popular with our customers until his peace deal was rejected by the Colombian general public and we have lost a small fortune,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
With three books by male authors and three by females making up the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year, bookmakers William Hill are hedging their bets by installing one of the women, Deborah Levy, as their 2/1 (33% chance) outright favourite to win.
Francis Morris, director of Tate Modern has been made 3/1 favourite (25% chance) by William Hill to succeed Sir Nicholas Serota as director of the Tate galleries.