Magazine article Screen International

Redford Weighs in on Oscar Snub

Magazine article Screen International

Redford Weighs in on Oscar Snub

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On the opening day of the 30th Sundance Film Festival (16), founder Robert Redford cited the lack of a campaign by Roadside Attractions as a reason why JC Chandor's All Is Lost was largely overlooked by Oscar voters.The survival-at-sea story earned a single nomination for sound editing but in one of the biggest shocks of the day Redford himself, who earned a Golden Globe nod and was the New York Film Critics Circle's choice for best actor this season, is not in content

On the opening day of the 30th Sundance Film Festival (16), founder Robert Redford cited the lack of a campaign by Roadside Attractions as a reason why JC Chandor's All Is Lost was largely overlooked by Oscar voters.

The survival-at-sea story earned a single nomination for sound editing but in one of the biggest shocks of the day Redford himself, who earned a Golden Globe nod and was the New York Film Critics Circle's choice for best actor this season, is not in contention for his lead performance.

"In our case we suffered from little to no distribution," Redford said at the opening day press conference at the Egyptian Theater, noting moments earlier that the film did not cross over into the mainstream.

"And so as a result our distributors either.. …

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