Friday, February 23, 2007

British Bookies Paying Out on "The Queen"

From BBC News:

Bookmaker William Hill has started paying out on bets for Dame Helen Mirren to win the best actress Oscar - five days before the awards ceremony.

The firm will settle bets worth £50,000 after Dame Helen's odds reached 1/66.

A William Hill spokesman said: "Should the unimaginable occur and Dame Helen fails to win the Oscar, then she will have been robbed and so will we."
Witness the gutsiest Oscar prognostication in awards history...

That's just asking for one of Oscar's classic, Halle Berry-esque surprises.

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