A formal campaign for award consideration isn’t being launched for The Rover but it feels good when the work from the film is recognized. This time, it’s Robert Pattinson that’s getting some attention. We hope he continues to be part of the conversation and his performance remembered.
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The Academy Awards race is heating up with many front runner contenders.
However, a number of categories are still up for grabs and a number of films have been ignored throughout despite great reviews and artistic achievements.
One of these films is “The Rover” by David Michod. Back in 2010, the director made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival with his film “Animal Kingdom.” The movie went on to get an Oscar nomination for Jacki Weaver and the director became sought-after.
However, when “The Rover” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this past summer, reviews were positive but buzz was low. When it premiered in theaters, A24 failed to really give it a decent marketing campaign and the box office results were not very good.
“The Rover’s” results essentially ended any aspirations of an Oscar campaign, but now that pundits have noted that Supporting Actor race is empty, A24 should focus its energies on campaigning Robert Pattinson’s masterful performance for the Academy Award race. Latin Post raved about his performance and stated, “Pattinson is unrecognizable” and “unsettling.”
Other critics agreed, with the Toronto Star stating, “This minimalist gem affords a chance to see ex-‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson at his dramatic best.”
Pattinson may be young for the Academy to recognize, but his work is astonishing and the fact that he was able to crossover from mainstream films to Indie art house films shows his commitment to his craft.
Rob also received some attention from the Cli Fi Movie Awards, winning Best Actor for The Rover. It’s an online based awards show and The Wrap has some more details:
What is this niche awards program all about? It’s two things: It’s a real awards show, and now part of the annual awards season in North America and Europe as everyone gears up for the Oscars telecast in February. And secondly, The program is a conciousness-raising tool to help raise awareness in Hollywood and in the general public about the power of cinema to influence world leaders on vital issues relating to climate change and man-made global warming.
In addition to recognizing current movies each year that have a strong climate theme, the Cliffies also intend to push Hollywood movers and shakers to greenlight more climate-themed movies as time goes by. Because time is running out.
Finally the good news that people in the UK can get their hands on The Rover DVD & Blu Ray on January 5th! It’s been available to pre-order on Amazon UK for a while now but they’ve just added the release date.
If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet you can do so at the links below.
The Roverhas been shortlisted for two APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) Awards.
Cappi Ireland has been nominated for Costume Design on A Feature Film and Jo Ford for Design on A Feature Film. The awards take place on Monday 24 November.
HERO FROCK HIRE AWARD FOR COSTUME DESIGN ON A FEATURE FILM
Cappi Ireland ‘The Rover’
DOCKLANDS STUDIOS MELBOURNE AWARD FOR DESIGN ON A FEATURE FILM
Jo Ford ‘The Rover’
If you want to check out the rest of the nominees head over to APDG.org.
And don’t forget The Rover is also up for a Screen Producers Australia Award next month too. We’re keeping everything crossed for The Rover gang!