Bookies certain Heath Ledger will win an OscarFebruary 19th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Late Australian actor Heath Ledger is sure to win a posthumous Academy Award for his role in “The Dark Knight”, predict bookies.
According to bookmakers William Hill, the actor is 1-50 favourite to land the Best Supporting Oscar prize - the shortest odds ever, reports mirror.co.uk.
Ledger, who died Jan 22, 2008, of an accidental drugs overdose, has already landed a posthumous BAFTA and Golden Globe for his role as the Joker in Batman movie “The Dark Knight” ahead of the Oscar ceremony Feb 22.
Bookies say the odds are set to get even shorter ahead of the ceremony, with some online bookmakers already offering staggering odds of 1-100.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said that none of the other nominees in Ledger’s category - Michael Josh Brolin for “Milk”, Robert Downey Junior for “Tropic Thunder”, Philip Seymour Hoffman for “Doubt” and Michael Shannon for “Revolutionary Road” stand a chance as per current bookings.
“Heath is such an absolute certainty you’ve got to feel a bit sorry for the fellow nominees. They have no absolutely no chance whatsoever of winning,” he said.
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