It's less a case of OMG THE MUPPETS MUST WIN AWARDS, and more of a general 'cut-off point'. for what's considered a 2011-film in the eyes of the British public (and awards-giving bodies, obviously). Although in terms of Oscars, I imagine it's a shoe-in for numerous Best Song nominees, from what I've heard. Life IS a happy song, after all!
Okely dokely. Baby Fozzie it is. You're going to have to wait about two-months, unfortunately. Got a long-ass waiting list... but thanks for the suggestion. (Maybe by that time I'll have actually seen The Muppets!)
Muppets SERIOUSLY doesn't release there for that long? I feel your agony, though that's probably because it was the best movie I've seen all year and I can't imagine waiting to see it in retrospect. You won't be disappointed.