by Renee Israel
Natalie Portman is the favourite at UK bookie sites to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Portman played an obsessed ballerina in The Black Swan and many agree that her performance definitely deserves top place in the upcoming Academy Awards.
While odds are being offered on her chances of winning the Oscar, others are being offered on the the designer of the best actress dress.
Any designer would give a small fortune to dress the stunning Ms. Portman on the big night, but it stands to reason that as the new face of Christian Dior, she'll choose a gown from this designer's collection.
Odds are therefore being offered at 2/1 that the best actress will wear Dior.
Subsequent odds as follows:
Alexander McQueen; Rodarte 3/1
Stella McCartney 10/1
Givenchy; Valentino; Viktor and Rolf; Armani; Tom Ford 16/1
It should be remembered that Portman is past the halfway mark in her pregnancy and it's only natural that all eyes will be on her baby bump.
She wore a Viktor and Rolf creation to the Golden Globes and an Azzaor piece to the SAG awards, and both times her growing bump was the center of attention in media publications the following day.
"It's always surprising that that's become the conversation instead of the movies now unfortunately," she said in an interview.
Punters even have the chance to wager 500/1 that the best actress' dress will be bought off the rack at Mothercare!