Arts : Books / Films Showbusiness By Rupert Adams

Hiddleston No Longer In The Hunt For Bond – La La Land Set To Dominate At The Oscars

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.

Meanwhile Film fans continue to back La La Land as if it cannot lose and Hills are just 12/1 that it wins all four of the major Oscars in the coming months.

Next James Bond After Daniel Craig: 7/4 James Norton, 10/3 Aidan Turner, 10/3 Tom Hardy, 4/1 Jack Huston, 5/1 Idris Elba, 10/1 Tom Hiddleston, 14/1 Tom Hughes, 16/1 Jamie Bell,  16/1 Theo James, 20/1 Michael Fassbender, 25/1 Damien Lewis, 25/1 Henry Cavill, 40/1 Charlie Hunnam,  50/1 Bar

How many of the Big Four Oscars  (Picture, Actor, Actress, Director) will La La Land win?: 50/1 None, 6/ 1 One, Evens Two, 11/8 Three, 12/1 Four

Best Picture Oscar: 2/9 La La Land, 9/2 Moonlight, 9/1 Manchester by the Sea, 20/1 Hidden Gigures, 33/1 Silence, 40/1 Fences, 14/1 Loving, 50/1 Hackshaw Ridge, 66/1 Jackie, 80/1 Arrival, 80/1 Sully

Best Director: 1/8 Damien Chazelle (la la land), 9/1 Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By Sea), 9/1 Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), 33/1 Denzel Washington (Fences), 50/1 Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Best Actor Oscar: 2/7 Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), 4/1 Denzel Washington (Fences), 9/1 Ryan Gosling (La La Land), 33/1 Joel Edgerton (Loving), 33/1 Andrew Gardield (Silence), 50/1 Tom Hanks (Scully)

Beat Actress Oscar: 1/1 Emma Stone (La La Land), 11/8 Natalie Portman (Jackie), 7/2 Isabelle Huppert (Elle), 20/1 Annette Bening (20th Century Women), 20/1 Ruth Negga (Loving), 33/1 Amy Adams (Arrival), 80/1 Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)