Los Angeles - Over-hyped Britflick twaddle The King's Peach has some bookies milking the punters with dead cert win odds of 1/66 on Firth's Best Actor gong.
Online spreadbetting index Aintgottaprayer.con called that akin to grand larceny as it continued its Academy Awards reality check that 'Firth's dead meat' with cinema audiences across The Pond.
Last year Firth got close to victory with a Best Actor nomination for the Tom Ford-directed A Single Man where he played saddo George Falconer.
Frenzied British cheerleading saw the hype really take root until in the end real talent prevailed with Jeff Bridges walking away with the Academy Award for Crazy Heart Best Actor.
This year Bridges is in the frame again for True Grit, generally rated online by British bookmakers as standing a 33/1 chance.
Aintgottaprayer.con is offering 10/1 - if only to spite the ludicrous spiel about a Firth walkover in LA on Sunday night.
They quote Jaview Bardem coming in at 40/1 for Biutiful while The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg is less than half those odds at 18/1 and James Franco (127 Hours) close by at 20/1 for the Best Actor prize.
Heidi the Cross-Eyed/Clairvoyant Opossum fancies Bridges herself - much as Paul the Psychic Octopus may have done if he'd lived on.