Best Actor Odds
HOLLYWOOD, CA (TheSpread) – The Best Actor award for the 2011 Oscars seems to be a slam dunk this year as one nominee is heavily favored over his four competitors.
Lead actor from The King’s Speech, Colin Firth is the favorite to win according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com. Firth has betting odds of -2000 while other nominees are James Franco (+800), Jesse Eisenberg (+900), Javier Bardem (+2000), and Jeff Bridges (+2000).
Firth was the winner of the both the Golden Globe and SAG Award for best actor in a drama this year and his portrayal of King George VI, who overcomes a stutter with the help of his therapist, has gotten rave reviews.
Franco, who will also be hosting the show, is up for the awards for his performance in 127 Hours where he portrayed Aron Ralston, a mountain climber that was trapped under a boulder and forced to cut part of his own arm off in order to survive.
Eisenberg is up for his performance in The Social Network, where he played Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.
The 2011 Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 27 from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and will air live on ABC starting at 8:30PM ET. For complete odds for the Best Actor category, see below
2011 Academy Awards – Best Actor Odds - Sunday, Feb. 27 – Kodak Theatre – Hollywood, Calif.
Colin Firth (The Kings Speech) -2000
James Franco (127 Hours) +800
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) +900
Javier Bardem (Biutiful) +2000
Jeff Bridges (True Girt) +2000