What I have always liked about BIFA is that they really stay true to their independent roots unlike their American counterpart the Indie Sprits which have become less indie and less spirited as the years have gone on. So no, most of these films will have no impact on the Oscar race, although the inclusion of Philomena across the board, shows its broad British support, helping its Oscar campaign. Also the inclusions of Blue Jasmine in the foreign race showcases some broader support for Woody Allen's latest. Hey, any press, and any support they an get helps along the way. Anyway, enjoy the always interesting BIFA nods, and start your Oscar countdown race as it is about to heat up!
Best British Independent Film