Oscars / Film Awards By Joe Crilly

£10,000 Oscars Wager To Win Just £200

William Hill have this week taken a quite extraordinary Oscars wager with a punter from London placing a whopping £10,000 on Viola Davis to win the Best Supporting Actress at this year’s ceremony. Davis, however is 1/50 to win the award which means the gutsy punter would receive a profit of just £200.

 

“On paper Viola Davis is the biggest certainty of this year’s Oscars and she is the same price to win her award this year as Colin Firth was to win for The King’s Speech,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “This big punter obviously thinks that they are buying money by backing her to win at such a price.”

 

La La Land also looks set to win big this weekend. William Hill make Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle 1/6 and 1/20 respectively to win Best Actress and Best Director. It is also 1/9 to win the Best Picture award.

 

William Hill Oscars prices:

Best Picture: 1/9 La La Land; 7/1 Moonlight; 12/1 Hidden Figures; 20/1 Manchester By The Sea; 66/1 Lion; 80/1 Fences; 80/1 Hacksaw Ridge; 100/1 Arrival; 100/1 Hell Or High Water

 

Best Actor: 4/7 Casey Affleck; 11/8 Denzel Washington; 14/1 Ryan Gosling; 40/1 Andrew Garfield; 100/1 Viggo Mortensen

 

Best Actress: 1/6 Emma Stone; 5/1 Natalie Portman; 10/1 Isabelle Huppert; 40/1 Ruth Negga; 50/1 Meryl Streep

 

Best Supporting Actor: 1/7 Mahershala Ali; 7/1 Dev Patel; 16/1 Jeff Bridges; 20/1 Lucas Hedges; 20/1 Michael Shannon

 

Best Supporting Actress: 1/50 Viola Davis; 14/1 Michelle Williams; 20/1 Naomie Harris; 40/1 Nicole Kidman; 80/1 Octavia Spencer

 

Best Director: 1/20 Damien Chazelle; 10/1 Barry Jenkins; 14/1 Kenneth Lonergan; 40/1 Mel Gibson; 66/1 Denis Villeneuve

 

Best animated feature: 1/6 Zootopia; 7/2 Kubo and the Two Strings; 20/1 Moana; 40/1 The Red Turtle; 50/1 My Life As A Zucchini

 

Best foreign language film: 8/11 Tony Erdmann; 6/5 The Salesman; 8/1 A Man Called Ove; 40/1 Land Of Mine; 50/1 Tanna

 

Best documentary film: 1/7 OJ: Made In America; 4/1 13th; 16/1 I Am Not Your Negro; 33/1 Fire At Sea; 40/1 Life, Animated

 

Best documentary short: 4/7 Extremis; 10/3 Joe’s Violin; 7/2 The White Helmets; 16/1 Watani: My Homeland; 25/1 4.1 Miles

 

Best Cinematography: 1/7 La La Land; 9/1 Lion; 12/1 Arrival; 16/1 Moonlight; 25/1 Silence

 

Best film editing: 1/7 La La Land; 9/2 Hacksaw Ridge; 16/1 Arrival; 20/1 Moonlight; 50/1 Hell or High Water

 

Best live action short: 8/11 Ennemis inteieurs; 9/4 Timecode; 9/2 Sing; 16/1 Silent Night; 20/1 La Femme et le TGV

 

Best original score: 1/8 La La Land; 8/1 Moonlight; 10/1 Jackie; 14/1 Lion; 50/1 Passengers

 

Best costume design: 8/13 La La Land; 5/4 Jackie; 16/1 Florence Foster Jenkins; 33/1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; 50/1 Allied

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: 1/3 Star Trek Beyond; 4/1 Suicide Squad; 11/2 A Man Called Ove

 

Best sound editing: 8/15 Hacksaw Ridge; 5/2 La La Land; 7/2 Arrival; 33/1 Deepwater Horizon; 50/1 Sully

 

Best sound mixing: 1/7 La La Land; 7/1 Arrival; 7/1 Hacksaw Ridge; 33/1 Rogue One; 50/1 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

 

Best Production design: 1/16 La La Land; 8/1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; 12/1 Arrival; 16/1 Hail, Caesar; 50/1 Passengers

 

Best Animated Short Film: 2/9 Piper; 4/1 Blind Vaysha; 12/1 Pearl; 16/1 Borrowed Time; 16/1 Pear Cider and Cigarrettes

 

Best Original Screenplay: 8/13 Manchester By The Sea; 11/8 La La Land; 20/1 Hell or High Water; 33/1 The Lobster; 50/1 Twentieth Century Woman

 

Best Visual Effects: 1/5 The Jungle Book; 4/1 Rogue One; 12/1 Doctor Strange; 25/1 Deep Water Horizon; 33/1 Kubo And The Two Strings

 

Best Adapted Screenplay: 1/5 Moonlight; 7/1 Hidden Figures; 8/1 Lion; 12/1 Arrival; 20/1 Fences

 

Best Original Song: 1/5 City of Stars (La La Land); 7/1 How Far I’ll Go (Moana); 8/1 Audition (La La Land); 8/1 Can’t Stop The Feeling (Trolls); 66/1 The Empty Chair (Jim: The James Foley)