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British contenders 14-1 to land Oscar hat-trick

Coral bookmaker is predicting a successful night for British talent at this year’s Oscars, making 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor 14-1 to win their respective categories.

The award winning production has already won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, and Coral make it the red-hot favourite at 1-6 to win the Oscar for Best Picture, but Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor face stiffer competition in their categories at 8-1 and 9-1 respectively.

Coral has also opened betting on a number of Oscars specials. The bookmaker go 2-1 that the Best Actress cries on stage, 10-1 that there’s a wardrobe malfunction on stage and 16-1 that anyone repeats Jennifer Lawrence’s stumble and trips up on stage.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the patriotic support for British hopefuls at this year’s Oscars and with 12 Years a Slave looking like a certainty to scoop Best Picture, it’s shaping up to be a night of celebration for home talent,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

British Sweep

14-1 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Novelty Specials

16-1 Anyone to do a Jennifer Lawrence and fall when collecting their award

5-1 Best actor to cry

2-1 Best actress to cry

1-2 Orchestra to start playing during speech

10-1 Award winner to have a wardrobe malfunction on stage

**Best Picture

1-6 12 Years a Slave, 7-2 Gravity, 16-1 American Hustle, 16-1 Dallas Buyers Club, 80-1 The Wolf of Wall Street, 100-1 Philomena, 100-1 Nebraska, 100-1 Her, 100-1 Captain Phillips

**Best Director

1-20 Alfonso Cuaron, 8-1 Steve McQueen, 33-1 David O Russell, 66-1 Martin Scorcese, 100-1 Alexander Payne

**Best Actor

1-6 Matthew McConaughey, 9-2 Leonardo DiCaprio, 9-1 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 50-1 Bruce Dern, 100-1 Christian Bale

**Best Actress

1-50 Cate Blanchett, 14-1 Amy Adams, 16-1 Sandra Bullock, 20-1 Judi Dench, 80-1 Meryl Streep

**Best Support Actor

1-2 Jared Leto, 8-1 Michael Fassbender, 10-1 Barkhad Abdi, 40-1 Jonah Hill, 66-1 Bradley Cooper

**Best Supporting Actress

4-7 Lupita Nyong’o, 5-4 Jennifer Lawrence, 33-1 June Squibb, 40-1 Julia Roberts, 40-1 Sally Hawkins

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Further Information Contact:

Nicola McGeady 07917683784

Nicola.mcgeady@galacoral.com