William Hill pays out on Helen Mirren Oscar

William Hill believe the Oscar for ‘Best Actress’ is a done deal and as a result, has paid out to customers who backed Helen Mirren for her performance as the Queen in the film of the same title.

"Should the unimaginable occur and Dame Helen fails to win the Oscar, then she will have been robbed and so will we,” said a William Hill spokesman.

They have paid out almost £50,000 worth of bets after Mirren’s odds reached 1-66.

However, other bookmakers still have the book open but at incredibly short odds.

The best odds you can get on Helen Mirren winning the ‘Best Actress’ Oscar are at Paddy Power, who are offering 1-33.

Paddy Power spokesman Darren Haines said: "There are still people betting on the other contenders and the Oscars have a habit of pulling at least one surprise."

If you think that surprise may well happen come Sunday night, Meryl Streep is at 12-1 with Ladbrokes for her role in The Devil Wears Prada.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-02-22 12:00:21

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