daniel-day-lewis-lincoln1Paddy Power have installed Steven Spielberg’s latest masterpiece ‘Lincoln’ as their 8/15 favourite for the Best Picture Oscar.

The biopic is followed in the betting by ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ which are at 4/1 and 11/2 respectively while ‘Argo’ which once topped the betting is now an outside bet of 6/1.

Elsewhere, the film’s star Daniel Day Lewis and director Steven Spielberg and odds on to win their respective categories with Tommy Lee Jones available at 6/5 to win the Best Supporting Actor gong.

A spokesperson for Paddy Power said “Abraham Lincoln was no stranger in topping the polls and our odds would suggest that the film that bares his name is set to do the same amongst the Academy’s voters.”

Best Picture
8/15 Lincoln
4/1 Les Miserables
11/2 Zero Dark Thirty
6/1 Argo
16/1 Life of Pi
25/1 Silver Linings Playbook
66/1 Django Unchained
66/1 Amour
100/1 Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actor
1/5 Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
6/1 Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
10/1 Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
10/1 Denzel Washington (Flight)
25/1 Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actress
1/2 Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
9/4 Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
6/1 Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
20/1 Quvenzhane Wallis (Beast Of The Southern Wild)
33/1 Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Best Director
4/11 Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
7/2 Ang Lee (Life Of Pi)
8/1 Michael Haneke (Amour)
12/1 David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
20/1 Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
6/5 Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
5/4 Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
6/1 Alan Arkin (Argo)
10/1 Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
10/1 Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
1/8 Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
8/1 Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
8/1 Sally Field (Lincoln)
10/1 Amy Adams (The Master)
33/1 Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)