A little positivity has gone a long way for Mike Leigh. Since Happy-Go-Lucky premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008, it's charmed audiences worldwide, and earned an impressive 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It seemed destined to win it all, or at the very least -- a Best Film nod at this year's British Academy Film Awards (also known as the BAFTAs). Nope! Think again!

The Hollywood Reporter posts that the film will not be in the running for a nomination in the Best Film category this year, nor will Mike Leigh be on the list for Best Director. A long list was sent to voting members, and while flicks like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Wrestler, and The Dark Knight were present, Poppy's happy-go-lucky attitude was not. The small bone that the film will most likely get is a nod in the Best British film category. That's it.

We complain about all the Oscar rules, but man -- it's a lot more annoying when one of the most highly regarded British films this year couldn't even be on the long list for Best Film at a British awards ceremony. I would get all ranty about this, but that behavior is most certainly anti-Poppy. So, I'll just wish the powers that BAFTA be find themselves locked in a car with Scott sometime.
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