Gravity’s win for best British film at Baftas puzzles everyone

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Sandra Bullock has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Gravity (Picture: AP Photo/Warner Bros)

Gravity scooped outstanding British film at the Bafta awards but not everyone was happy.

The film’s win raised eyebrows with many critics and fans speculating on Twitter as to why it was considered a British film over Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Philomena, Rush, Saving Mr Banks and The Selfish Giant.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the sci-fi 3D epic stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space.

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Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and producer David Heyman celebrate their Bafta win (Picture: Invision/AP)

It was judged as British according to Bafta and BFI guidelines.

Gravity was produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, shot at Shepperton Studios hiring British artists and technicians, and used British company Framestore for its visual effects.

But some critics were still…

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