Slumdog Millionaire’’s odds on winning Bafta gong slashed to 1-6

February 7th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI  

London, February 7 (ANI): Punters are upbeat that Danny Boyles film ”Slumdog Millionaire” will clinch the award for Best Film at the Bafta ceremony on Sunday night.

The films odds have been slashed to a derisory 1-6, reports Times Online.

The British drama film is an adaptation of the Commonwealth Writers” Prize nominated novel Q and A by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.

Set and filmed in India, Slumdog tells the story of a young, uneducated man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and exceeds people’’s expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials.

After screenings at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, Slumdog initially had a limited North American release on 12 November 2008 to critical acclaim and awards success, and later had a nationwide release in the United States on 23 January 2009 and in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2009.

Slumdog won five of the six awards it was nominated for at the Critics” Choice Awards and all four of the awards it was nominated for at the Golden Globes, including Best Drama Film.

It has also been nominated for eleven BAFTA Awards and ten Academy Awards. (ANI)

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