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Atonement Odds on for BAFTA

According to Awards Daily ...

This Reuters UK story points to the odds on favorites to win for Sunday’s BAFTA awards. Atonement set to take all:

The romantic drama “Atonement” is hot favourite to scoop the Best Film BAFTA at this year’s British Academy Film Awards — and Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis could complete a clean sweep for British talent.

“If ‘Atonement’ wins the Best Film, it will be one of the worst results we have ever had with bets of up to 1,000 pounds placed in the last few days,” said Rupert Adams, spokesman for bookmakers William Hill.

This year’s race for the top prizes has attracted a record turnover with the bookmaker estimating it could top one million pounds by the time the prizes are announced on Sunday night at London’s Royal Opera House.

Someone is going to make a killing, particularly if a long shot wins. Odds after the cut.

Here are the latest odds:

Best Picture
4/6 - Atonement
7/4 - No Country For Old Men
12/1 - American Gangster
12/1 - There Will Be Blood
16/1 - The Lives of Others

Leading Actor
1/7 - Daniel Day-Lewis
11/2 - George Clooney
10/1 - James McAvoy
16/1 - Viggo Mortensen
20/1 - Ulrich Muehe

Leading Actress
2/7 - Julie Christie
5/1 - Marion Cotillard
7/1 - Keira Knightley
9/1 - Ellen Page
16/1 - Cate Blanchett

Speaking of Atonement, according to KeiraWeb:

Atonement is now available on DVD in the UK, and it's currently No.1 on Amazon. They also have a Keira 'In The Spotlight' feature this week.

In other Keira news, Helena Bonham-Carter (Sweeney Todd) beat Keira to the Evening Standard Awards Best Actress category last night. Read full Article here.



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