Bookmakers William Hill have been forced to suspended the betting on the winner of the Best Actress Oscar wearing a Victoria Beckham creation.
made the decision after a flurry of activity on Friday night saw the price collapse from 33/1 to 3/1. The betting was from the South Kensington area, with one particular customer attempting to place a large three figure sum.
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com: “The money suggests that either Viola Davis or Meryl Streep will be wearing a Victoria Beckham labelled dress at the Oscars, and we just have to hope that the other one wins.
“That said, they could both be and we will be the ones having a wardrobe malfunction.”
Viola Davis is the current 8/13 favourite to win the Best Actress Oscar but she will be looking over her shoulder as Meryl Streep is hot on her heels at 6/5.
It is a similar story in the Best Actor award as Jean Dujardin is the 4/6 favourite to win but George Clooney is just behind at 11/10.
The Artist looks like being the winner in the other two big awards with Hills offering 1/20 that it wins Best Film and Michel Hazanavicius is 1/8 to win Best Director.
William Hill Oscar Specials:
1/3 The Best Actress To Cry During Acceptance Speech
1/1 Jean Dujardin To Sing French National Anthem During His Acceptance Speech
3/1 Any Winner To Swear During Acceptance Speech
6/1 Meryl Streep To Lose A Shoe
8/1 Any Host To Announce The Wrong Winner
William Hill Latest Oscar Betting:
Best Actress: 8/13 Viola Davis (he Help), 6/5 Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), 16/1 Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), 66/1 Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 66/1 Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs).
Best Actor: 4/6 Jean Dujardin (The Artist), 11/10 George Clooney (The Descendents), 16/1 Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy), 33/1 Brad Pitt (Moneyball), 66/1 Demain Bachir (A Better Life)
Best Film: 1/20 The Artist, 14/1 The Descendents, 20/1 Hugo, 20/1 The Help, 40/1 War Horse, 100/1 Moneyball, 100/1 Midnight in Paris, 100/1 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 100/1 The Tree Of Life
Best Director: 1/8 Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), 5/1 Martin Scorsese (Hugo), 25/1 Alexander Payne (The Descendants), 33/1 Terrance Malik (The Tree Of Life), 50/1 Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)
Best Supporting Actor: 1/33 Christopher Plummer (Beginners), 12/1 Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), 20/1 Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close(, 33/1 Nick Nolte (Warrior), 50/1 Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Best Supporting Actress: 1/25 Octavia Spencer (The Help), 8/1 Berenice Bejo (The Artist), 16/1 Jessica Chastain (The Help), 40/1 Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), 40/1 Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)