The 2012 BAFTA nominations have been officially announced - and Olivia Colman isn't on the list. It's a massive shame for what is undoubtedly the year's greatest performance (read our Tyrannosaur review), especially after Paddy Considine's drama also failed to make the jump from the BAFTA longlist to the shortlist in the "Oustanding British Film" category. At least Steve McQueen's Shame is on the final shortlist there, although he's still sorely missing from the Best Director race.
And yet the BAFTA list is still something of a rebel in the awards battle this year. Yes, The Artist is leading the pack with 12 nods, but Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is right behind it with 11. Third place goes to Hugo on 9, but another pleasant surprise is My Week with Marilyn notching up 6 nominations - including Kenneth Branagh and Michelle Williams for their superb performances (head this way for our My Week with Marilyn interview
The Help and War Horse make their customary appearances with 5 nods apiece, but The Iron Lady has close competition from Drive - yes, Drive. Both are sitting on four nominations, with Nicolas Winding Refn even up for both Best Director and Best Film.
That's a great result for what could easily have been an overlooked gem - and it shows that BAFTA aren't afraid to buck the trend a little to reward less obvious candidates. But does it really have to come at the cost of not nominating our own British indies?
It's great to see Michael Fassbender and Gary Oldman up for Best Actor, as well as Bridesmaids up for Best Screenplay and Senna escaping its Documentary field. The Best Newcomer race, too, is rightly full of superb debuts as Joe Cornish, Paddy Considine, Ralph Fiennes and, brilliantly, Black Pond's Will Sharp all share the spotlight. It's just a shame that they're not up for more.
So while everyone debates whether Tintin should be up for both Best Animation and Best Visual Effects, people aren't talking about the Tyrannosaur in the room.
Read on for the full list of BAFTA nominations.