Fiona Mountford

Why BAFTA has shunned the Oscars A-list

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the 2019 BAFTAS (Getty)

Last week, the nominations for the BAFTA film awards were announced and very swiftly afterwards the annual chorus of lamentation started up. For whatever poor old BAFTA does, a vocal segment of film fans and critics alike will declare themselves unhappy. BAFTAs-bashing, it can often seem, is how those in cultural circles like to keep themselves warm and entertained in the darkest and dullest months of the year.

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