12 Years a Slave bookies’ favourite for Bafta triumph

Following the announcement of this year’s Bafta nominations, leading bookmaker Coral has opened betting, making 12 Years a Slave the red-hot favourite at 2-5 to win Best Film, while Gravity is almost just as fancied at 4-9 to win the award for Outstanding British Film.

British star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the 1-3 odds-on favourite to take the best actor prize for his role in 12 Years A Slave, while Cate Blanchet is even shorter at 1-4 to take home Best Actress for Blue Jasmine. Best Director is shaping up to be a more competitive category, but Alfonso Cuaron heads the betting at 1-2, ahead of Steve McQueen at 7-4.

“This year’s Bafta film awards have already attracted huge betting interest and patriotic punters are queuing up to get behind Steve McQueen’s masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, after the critically acclaimed film received ten nominations,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** Best Film

2-5 12 Years a Slave, 11-4 Gravity, 8-1 American Hustle, 20-1 Philomena, 33-1 Captain Phillips

** Outstanding British Film

4-9 Gravity, 3-1 Philomena, 10-1 Saving Mr Banks, 11-1 Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, 22-1 Rush, 33-1 The Selfish Giant

** Actor

1-3 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 4-1 Leonardo DiCaprio, 10-1 Bruce Dem, , 14-1 Tom Hanks, 16-1 Christian Bale

** Actress

1-4 Cate Blanchett, 7-2 Sandra Bullock, 16-1 Judi Dench, 16-1 Emma Thompson, 40-1 Amy Adams

** Supporting Actor

1-3 Michael Fassbender, 5-1 Bradley Cooper, 7-1 Barkhad Adbi, 12-1 Daniel Bruhl, 20-1 Matt Damon,

** Supporting Actress

4-6 Lupita Nyong’o , 2-1 Jennifer Lawrence, 5-1 Oprah Winfrey, 25-1 Julia Roberts, 40-1 Sally Hawkins

** Director

1-2 Alfonso Cuaron, 7-4 Steve McQueen, 12-1 David O’Russell, 28-1 Martin Scorsese,  50-1 Paul Greengrass

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