Colin Firth Leads Golden Globe Odds

Published December 20, 2010 by OCR Editor

Colin Firth Leads Golden Globe Odds

William Hill tips Firth to take out best actor for role in The King's Speech.

English film star Colin Firth is the odds favorite to win the award for best actor at the upcoming Golden globes, according to odds released by UK bookmaker William Hill.

"We think that Colin Firth is all but unbeatable and we fully expect him to collect many a gong come award season," William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said.

Firth's film, The King's Speech, is also in the running to win best film at the 68th Golden Globe Awards, which will be held on January 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Complete William Hill Odds:

Best Picture, Drama: The Social Network, 4/9; The King's Speech, 5/2; Inception, 10/1; The Fighter, 10/1; Black Swan, 16/1.

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network, 4/1; Tom Hooper, The King's Speech, 5/1; Christopher Nolan, Inception, 5/1; Darren Afonofsky, Black Swann, 10/1; David O'Russell, The Fighter, 14/1/

Best Actor: Drama: Colin Firth, The King's Speech, 1/3; Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network, 5/1; James Franco, 127 Hours, 7/1; Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine, 16/1.

Best Actress: Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan, 2/5; Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone, 5/1; Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine, 5/1; Halle Berry, Frankie & Alice, 10/1; Nicole Kidman. Rabbit Hole, 10/1.

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