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The Hurt Locker favourite for Best Picture prize

BAFTA-winning film about a bomb disposal unit in Iraq is fancied to take home next weekend’s top award.

Friday 26th February 2010



This year’s edition of the Academy Awards will be announced at a star-studded event in Hollywood next weekend with two of the year’s biggest films battling it out for the prestigious Best Picture prize. The 82nd Academy Awards will be hosted by actors Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin at the Kodak Theatre on March 7 with films The Hurt Locker and Avatar favourites for the Best Picture accolade. Released in September of 2008, The Hurt Locker tells the story of a United States Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team during the war in Iraq and features an all-star cast including Jeremy Renner, David Morse and Anthony Mackie. Coral.co.uk is currently offering odds of 4/6 that The Hurt Locker will win the Best Picture prize while VictorChandler.com, SkyBet.com and SportingBet.com show 8/11. Directed by Katherine Bigelow of Point Break and Strange Days fame, The Hurt Locker is shown at odds of 3/4 by Bwin.com while Bet365.com has 10/13. Slightly longer, BetFred.com, BoyleSports.com and Expekt.com are going with 4/5 followed by PaddyPower.com and WilliamHill.com with 5/6 and BetDaq.com showing 17/20. The Hurt Locker won the Best Film prize at last weekend’s BAFTA ceremony with Betfair.com offering odds of 87/100 on a repeat performance next weekend followed by WBX.com with 22/25 and 888Sport.com, Ladbrokes.com and BlueSq.com offering 10/11. Science fiction film Avatar is also in the running for the Best Picture prize and is being offered at odds of 10/11 by PaddyPower.com while BoyleSports.com shows 20/21. Directed by James Cameron, the former husband of Bigelow and the man behind blockbusters Terminator, Aliens and Titanic, Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana and is being offered at Evens by VictorChandler.com, SportingBet.com, BlueSq.com, 888Sport.com, WilliamHill.com and Expekt.com to take home the prestigious accolade next weekend. Avatar recently set the record for the highest grossing film of all time with Coral.co.uk, Ladbrokes.com, SkyBet.com and StanJames.com showing odds of 11/10 that the film, which is set in the year 2154 on a moon called Pandora, will take home the Best Picture prize. Slightly longer, Bwin.com is offering Avatar at 15/13 followed by Bet365.com with 6/5 and BetFred.com showing 5/4. Another film in with a shout of the Best Picture prize is Quentin Tarantino’s fictitious Second World War tale Inglorious Basterds at odds of 12/1 with SkyBet.com and BetFred.com. This is being followed by Bet365.com, StanJames.com, VictorChandler.com, Bwin.com, Expekt.com, Ladbrokes.com, Coral.co.uk, WilliamHill.com and PaddyPower.com with 14/1 while punters can get 16/1 from BoyleSports.com, SportingBet.com, BlueSq.com and 888Sport.com.




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