American stars top the BAFTA betting

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BOYHOOD is set to sweep up at this year’s BAFTAs according to Ladbrokes.

The coming-of-age film is on course to land a whole host of gongs at the 2015 BAFTA ceremony, as the bookies make it odds-on it’s named as the Best Film (3/10), Richard Linklater takes home the Best Director (1/6) award, and Patricia Arquette walks away as the Best Supporting Actress (1/10).

British star Eddie Redmayne (5/6) is the red-hot favourite to scoop the Leading Actor award for his superb portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, however he faces tough competition from Michael Keaton (6/4) for his role in Birdman.

The Imitation Game is favoured by the bookies at 1/2 in the Outstanding British Film category, leaving The Theory of Everything fancied at 6/4 as the only other realistic contender.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It looks safe to say the Americans will be taking home most of the BAFTAs this year. They’re near certainties in all of their categories, so it’s already hard to see British stars causing an upset.”

 Ladbrokes latest betting

 2015 BAFTA winners

Best Film

3/10

Boyhood

7/2

The Imitation Game

7/1

The Theory of Everything

12/1

Birdman

25/1

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Outstanding British Film

1/2

The Imitation Game

6/4

The Theory of Everything

14/1

Pride

25/1

Paddington

25/1

Under The Skin

Director

1/6

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

5/1

Alejandro Inarritu – Birdman

8/1

James Marsh – The Theory of Everything

20/1

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

33/1

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Leading Actor

5/6

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

6/4

Michael Keaton – Birdman

4/1

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

25/1

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

25/1

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Leading Actress

1/5

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

8/1

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

8/1

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

10/1

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

12/1

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Supporting Actor

3/10

JK Simmons – Whiplash

11/4

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

10/1

Edward Norton – Birdman

20/1

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

20/1

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Supporting Actress

1/10

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

8/1

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

8/1

Emma Stone – Birdman

20/1

Imelda Staunton – Pride

25/1

Rene Russo – Nightcrawler