The Bafta nominations were revealed yesterday and while it was great see British movies and performances in the mix there were some glaring oversights.

Now I understand that nominating American movies such as Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty is necessary to put the Bafta Awards on a global stage and entice the big names to London, but you can't overlook the best of British in the process.

Skyfall is the biggest grossing film at the British box office of all time and was the third biggest grossing movie of 2012 so why has it been overlooked for Best Film?

It is great that it is in the mix for eight gongs but the Baftas is a platform to celebrate the best that British cinema has to offer and not including Skyfall in the biggest category is staggering.

Is it an absolute must that the Baftas follow in the footsteps of the major American awards and nominate all of the movies that they do? The answer is a resounding no.

Another British film that did well was musical Les Miserables - a film that has been taking the global box office by storm - and yet Tom Hooper failed to pick up a Best Director nomination.

The Directors Guild of America Awards have seen fit to nominate him for his work so why was he overlooked in his native country?

Joe Wright and Keira Knightley are other big British talents that have also been overlooked for their fantastic work on Anna Karenina.

On the up side is it great to see Judi Dench finally recognised for the fantastic work that she does in the James Bond movies. While Helen Mirren is another Dame who has been recognised for her work in Hitchcock.

The Outstanding British Film category is also an incredibly exciting one as Les Miserables, Skyfall, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Anna Karenina and Seven Psychopaths will go head to head.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the Baftas have become a real staple of the award's circuit and it is great to see this ceremony held in such high regard.

But the Baftas must not be afraid to go against the grain and recognise and rewarded quality British films - of which there have been many over the last twelve months.

But no British film stands out more from 2012 than Skyfall - a movie that reinvigorated the Bond franchise - and it is sad to see it miss out on the biggest prize that British film has to offer.

The Bafta winners will be revealed 10th February

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