Oscars 'fake' list sends Brits betting daft
Oscar auditors PricewaterhouseCoopersThere are only two people there who will know the complete list of winners... and no such list is created
A document that claims to be the winning list for this years Oscars has caused Brits to go daft with betting on the event, Sky News has said.
British bookmaker Paddy Power has claimed to have taken nearly £40,000 in bets alone for Amy Adams as best supporting actress for Doubt. The clear bookmakers favourite was Penelope Cruz before the list was published online.
Adams has not won anything so far this year and would come as a shock if she did.
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers who count and sort the ballots said that there was no such list created.
"There are only two people there who will know the complete list of winners in advance of the envelopes being opened during the ceremony,"
"The Academy's president is not advised of the winners in advance, and no such list is created."
A list purporting to reveal this year's Oscar winners has been published on the web sparking a £40,000 betting frenzy.
The document is circulating online and names Kate Winslet for best actress, Mickey Rourke for best actor and Slumdog Millionaire for best film.
More surprisingly it names actress Amy Adams as best supporting actress for Doubt when Penelope Cruz was the bookies' favourite.
The Oscar organisers insist the list is fake and say that no one is yet aware of the winners.