December 14, 2006 15:15 ET

Golden Globe Odds Posted by

Odds Makers Set the Early Lines on the Major Categories

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 14, 2006 --The Hollywood Foreign Press today announced its nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards and, the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, is the first to offer odds on all the major film categories. The early lines have "The Departed" and "Dreamgirls" as the top drama and comedy/musical films while Forest Whitaker, Will Ferrell, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep headline the best actor and actress categories.

"The Departed," directed by Martin Scorsese, is a 4-5 favorite to capture the best picture - drama award according to the odds makers. Scorsese is also the favorite in the Best Director category with even odds, ahead of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") at 2-1. "The Queen" is second in line for the top drama flick followed by "Babel," "Little Children" and "Bobby."

The sensational and fan favorite, "Borat" is a 3-2 bet for top comedy or musical, while its star, Sacha Baron Cohen, sits just behind Will Ferrell ("Stranger Than Fiction") as favorite to capture the award for best actor in a comedy or musical. Forest Whitaker's powerful portrayal of Idi Amin ("The Last King of Scotland") makes him the betting favorite for best actor in a drama, followed by Leo DiCaprio in two separate roles. He's listed at 11-5 for "The Departed" and 8-1 for "Blood Diamond."

Kate Winslet ("Little Children") and Penelope Cruz ("Volver") will give Helen Mirren ("The Queen") a run for her money in what may be the closest race to call, that for best actress in a drama. Mirren is 1-2 bet followed by Winslet at 3-1 and Cruz at 7-2.

The 64th Golden Globe Awards take place at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 15th, 2007.

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Best Picture - Drama

The Departed                            4-5
The Queen                               8-5
Babel                                   4-1
Little Children                         5-1
Bobby                                   7-1
Best Picture - Comedy/Musical
Dreamgirls                              5-8
Borat                                   3-2
The Devil Wears Prada                   9-2
Little Miss Sunshine                    8-1
Thank You For Smoking                   8-1
Best Actor - Drama
Forest Whitaker                        10-17
Leo DiCaprio (Departed)                11-5
Will Smith                              7-2
Peter O'Toole                          13-2
Leo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond)            8-1
Best Actress - Drama
Helen Mirren                            1-2
Kate Winslet                            3-1
Penelope Cruz                           7-2
Judie Dench                            11-2
Maggie Gyllenhaal                       8-1
Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
Will Ferrell                            6-5
Sacha Baron Cohen                       3-2
Aaron Eckhart                           3-1
Johnny Depp                             9-2
Chiwetel Ejiofor                        7-1
Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
Meryl Streep                            5-11
Annette Benning                         5-2
Rene Zellweger                          4-1
Toni Collette                           6-1
Beyonce Knowles                         8-1
Best Director
Martin Scorsese                         1-1
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu             2-1
Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)  3-1
Stephen Frears                          7-2
Clint Eastwood (Flags of our Fathers)   8-1
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