Robert Redford: I Missed Oscar Nod Because of 'All Is Lost' Distributor

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 05:22 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Actor Robert Redford is placing blame for his failure to get an Oscar nod for his role in “All Is Lost” on Roadside Attractions, saying the film distributor didn’t do its job.

During remarks at the Sundance Film Festival, Redford said that the film “suffered from little to no distribution," The Wrap reported.

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“We had no campaign to help us cross over to the mainstream. I don’t know what they were afraid of. They didn’t want to spend money or they were incapable,” the 77-year-old actor added.

Still, the Best Actor category is stacked with worthy nominees such as Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”) and Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”).

The Wrap, though, pointed the finger of blame right back at Redford, explaining that he did “little to no campaigning for his tour-de-force performance in ‘All Is Lost,’ allowing writer-director J.C. Chandor to stump for the film in his place.”

“These films are reliant on campaigns. It can get very political,” Redford told the Sundance crowd, The Wrap said.

Despite feeling like the movie received poor distribution, Redford said that while it would have been terrific to be nominated, he’s not particularly disturbed by the situation.

The New York Times’ Carpet Bagger blog said Redford received some of “the best reviews of his career” for his work in “All Is Lost” but it just wasn’t an award-winner for the actor.

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