Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was one of the best movies to grace the big screen last year so it comes as no surprise that it would pick up 11 nominations from Bafta.
I, of course, am absolutely delighted as this is a movie that should have been recognised more of the American awards circuit than it currently has.
So it’s time for Bafta to step up and give this superb ensemble movie that awards that is so deserves.
Now I know over the last few years Bafta has become a major event on the awards calendar with many big stars gracing the big carpet.
Even so it doesn’t mean that Bafta has to follow in the footsteps of the American award ceremonies and honour the same movies.
Now there’s not doubt that the likes of The Descendants and The Artist thoroughly deserve all the praise and gongs that have been coming their way – and there’s no doubt that they are the major Oscar contenders.
The Bafta Awards are the chance to honour some of the best of British and it would be great to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy walk away with both Best Picture and Best British Movie.
Paddy Considine also produced a stunning movie Tyrannosaur last year and he too should also be recognised for his great work.
So will Bafta recognise British work or will it back the Hollywood?
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw