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Feb242011

Las Vegas Oddsmaker: 'The King's Speech' Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Odds are The King's Speech will win big at this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. Las Vegas oddsmaker John Avello lists the film, which has a leading 12 nominations, as the favorite to win best picture, and star Colin Firth the favorite to win best actor. Avello says, "I believe if The King's Speech gets on one of those rolls, like they can during an Oscar night, it could win at least five, possibly six."

Avello also believes Black Swan star Natalie Portman is the frontrunner to win best actress; The Fighter co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo are the leaders in the supporting actor and actress categories; and The Social Network director David Fincher is the favorite to win best director.

Don't expect Winter's Bone to pick up major hardware at the ceremony. Avello says it's the least likely film to win best picture.

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