The good news is that the Globes were shunted, the Oscars are in the balance, and this is the biggest window of opportunity yet for the Baftas. Yippee for Britain and our nonstriking writers' guild!
The bad news is that any behaviour that might be construed as opportunistic, jingoistic or gloating is severely frowned upon. As the normally garrulous director Joel Schumacher puts it, with so many people out of work, now is "not an appropriate time to discuss the industry, especially the awards".
Oh, all right, then.