British Awards Have American Taste

The Bafta Awards are the British equivalent of the Oscars. But this year the field is so crowded with Americans, the exercise looks more like a Hollywood preview. “The pre-eminence of all-American stars, films and craft talents in the nominations made by those who consider themselves the elite of the British film industry is causing a scandal. And rightly so. ‘Where are the Brits?’ is what’s being asked as the lists are scanned.”