Inaccessible Pinnacle receives Scottish BAFTA nominations
Well if the
British English BAFTA group want to ignore other British films from outside England then there's no reason that the Scottish BAFTA's should.
They've just nominated Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle, which was snubbed from being put forward for an Oscar by BAFTA, for various film awards.
The news from the BBC is that Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle (Filmstalker review) has been nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay and the actor Aonghas Padruig Caimbeul is being nominated for Best Actor.
It, and Caimbeul, are up against some strong opposition with Hallam Foe (Filmstalker review), The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), Jamie Bell and James McAvoy, but the point is it was nominated. Roll on the marketing, press and hopefully the deals.
This makes the incredibly poor decision by the English BAFTA group even more noticeable. They refused to enter any film into the Foreign Film category for the Oscars this year, despite having a few films to choose from, specifically The Inaccessible Pinnacle as well as a Welsh language film.
The BAFTA organisation chose neither and decided not to enter anything into the Oscars, thus killing the hopes of both productions of receiving the International recognition and exposure that the nomination would have brought.
That infuriates me. Britain has a struggling film industry in the world marketplace, and this organisation claims to be British and for film, and yet refuses to nominate this exceptional film for the Oscar category. I could understand if there was another choice that beat it, but there's none.
Idiots. How can they claim to support British film when they do things like this.
Good luck to Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle and their team in the Scottish BAFTA's. I'll be rooting for you.