According to the Sunday World, there has been a surge in betting recently, seeing the actor go down to 7/2 from an initial 8/1 with bookmakers Ladbrokes only placing Brendan Fraser ahead of him for his role in The Whale.

While Colin Farrell may be up for an Academy Award, the film itself is also a contender for the Best Picture award, with only “Everything all at once” and “The Fablemans” fancied more for the award.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes told “The odds have taken a dramatic tumble for both Colin Farrell and his film The Banshees of Inisherin cleaning up at The Oscars. If the money is anything to go, it will be a great year for the Irish in Hollywood.”