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Boyhood and Linklater head the betting for Bafta success

| 09.01.2015

Boyhood is the 2-5 favourite with bookmaker Coral to be crowned Best Film at next month’s Bafta Film Awards ceremony, with the film’s director Richard Linklater 2-7 favourite to win the Director category, after the nominations for this year’s awards were unveiled today.

British star Eddie Redmayne is 4-5 favourite to triumph as Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, while Julianne Moore is red-hot 1-6 favourite to win Best Actress.

“There is a strong British representation among the nominations for this year’s Bafta film awards, although the odds suggest the home team may be up against an extremely strong rival in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

2015 Baftas – Coral betting

**Best Picture
2-5 Boyhood, 11-2 The Imitation Game, 8-1 Birdman, 9-1 The Theory Of Everything, 10-1 The Grand Budapest Hotel

**Best Director
2-7 Richard Linklater, 4-1 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 12-1 Wes Anderson, 16-1 James Marsh, Damien Chazelle

**Best Actor
4-5 Eddie Redmayne, 6-4 Michael Keaton, 13-2 Benedict Cumberbatch, 16-1 Ralph Fiennes, 33-1 Jake Gyllenhaal

**Best Actress
1-6 Julianne Moore, 7-1 Reese Witherspoon, 12-1 Felicity Jones, 16-1 Amy Adams, 18-1 Rosamund Pike

**Best Supporting Actor
1-5 JK Simmons, 6-1 Steve Carell, 8-1 Edward Norton, 16-1 Ruffalo, 33-1 Ethan Hawke

**Best Supporting Actress
1-8 Patricia Arquette, 8-1 Emma Stone, 10-1 Keira Knightley, 20-1 Rene Russo, 25-1 Imelda Staunton


Further Information Contact

David Stevens 07720 400438




David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.