NOVELTY BETTING: James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow go head to head for two top awards at the Oscars, with leading films Avatar and The Hurt Locker nominated against each other.
Meanwhile Coral make Bigelow 8/15 favourite take the best director prize ahead of 5/4 shot Cameron.
“It’s a fascinating match between the ex couple and with both films receiving nine nominations there isn’t a lot to choose between them, we expect the academy to split the top honours between them,” said Coral spokesman Gary Burton.
Jeff Bridges is 1/5 at bet365 to win best actor with George Clooney next in the betting at 4/1. Coral have Sandra Bullock at 8/13 for best actress in another apparent two horse race with Merly Streep, 13/8 Paddy Power.
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