It seems that Helen Mirren’s chances of winning an Oscar are looking to be the strongest in history, according to odds makers. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen” landed her the nomination for Best Actress and the film has earned itself a grand total of six noms from The Academy. Yahoo! News reports:
“Mirren is the hottest favorite at odds of 12-1 on. That is the shortest price we have ever had for the nominations,” said a spokesman for odds makers William Hill.
Mirren, 61, has already won a clutch of awards in Venice, New York and Los Angeles for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth as she faced an outpouring of national grief after the death of Princess Diana in a 1997 Paris car crash.
I’m so glad for her. Mostly because I’m lazy and this is probably the only movie I’ve actually seen this year.
Mirren hottest Oscar favorite [Yahoo! News]