Oscars / Film Awards By Jon Ivan-Duke

Di Caprio Huge Favourite For Oscar

Following the announcement of the Oscar Nominations, it’s odds-on at 4/5 with William Hill that Spotlight wins the top gong for Best Picture.

However, Leonardo DiCaprio is the hottest favourite for any of the awards, at just 1/9 with bookmakers William Hill to win Best Actor (A £9 bet returns just £10 if he wins).

“Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the greatest actors never to win an Academy Award, but we think this year he is a near-certainty to win the Oscar for Best Actor,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

DiCaprio is not the only cinematic powerhouse to be a strong favourite, with Sylvester Stallone 8/11 odds-on favourite with William Hill to win Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed.

In the Best Actress category, British actress Charlotte Rampling receives her first Oscar Nomination but is an outsider in the betting at 25/1. Brie Larson is odds-on at 1/3 to scoop the award.

Best Picture: 4/5 Spotlight, 13/8 The Revenant, 8/1 The Big Short, 8/1 The Martian, 20/1 Mad Max: Fury Road, 33/1 Bridge Of Spies, 40/1 Room, 66/1 Brooklyn

Best Actress: 1/3 Brie Larson - Room, 9/2 Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn, 6/1 Cate Blanchett – Carol, 7/1 Jennifer Lawrence – Joy, 25/1 Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Best Actor: 1/9 Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant, 11/2 Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs, 14/1 Eddie Redmayne, 20/1 Bryan Cranston – Trumbo, 20/1 Matt Damon – The Martian

Best Director: 4/7 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - The Revenant, 3/1 Tom McCarthy - Spotlight, 6/1 Adam McKay - The Big Short, 8/1 George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road, 20/1 Lenny Abrahamson - Room

Best Supporting Actor: 8/11 Sylvester Stallone - Creed, 13/8 Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies, 7/1 Tom Hardy - The Revenant, 12/1 Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight, 16/1 Christian Bale - The Big Short

Best Supporting Actress: 1/2 Rooney Mara - Carol, 7/2 Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl, 7/2 Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs, 14/1 Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight, 33/1 Rachel McAdams - Spotlight