It’s been a strong year for British films and British performers. The proof, says Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, is that the 2007 BAFTA Awards, set for Sunday, 2.11, will have a larger-than-usual amount of actual competing Brits. To make his point he starts by safely predicting “the Battle of the Dames” — Notes on a Scandal‘s Judi Dench vs. The Queen‘s Helen Mirren going head-to-head for the best actress crown. (Baz has seen Notes and says Dench “nails it.”) Dench’s costars in this film, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy (as Blanchett’s husband) will also be up for best supporting BAFTAs, he says. Little Children ‘s Kate Winslet will also be in the running, he claims, for her role in Todd FieldsLittle Children. So will Toby Jones for his “cracking portrayal” of Truman Capote in Infamous…wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. There’s no heat for Jones on this side of the pond — Bamigboye is saying he’s a likely BAFTA nominee because he’s British? he’s also predicting that the Venus team — costars Peter O’Toole (of course), Leslie Phillips (really?), Jodie Whittaker (doubtful) and a “peerless” Vanessa Redgrave (maybe) — may be nominated for their work in Roger Michell ‘s smalllish low-budgeter. Bamigboye is further predicting that Jude Law and Martin Freeman will get BAFTA noms for their work in Breaking And Entering.