This was supposed to be Angelina Jolie’s breakthrough year as a director. But while her biographical World War II epic Unbroken recently drew Oscar notices in three categories — including Best Cinematography — she’s glaringly absent among the list of Best Director nominees. Among those irked by the snub is her dad, Jon Voight, who stood up for her at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammys gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
“I wish she had [been nominated], because I think she deserved it,” he told reporters. “I think her direction is astounding, really astounding, and if she wasn’t my daughter, I’d still say, ‘I want to work for that one.’ She’s a great actor’s director — the pace of the film, the size of the film. Unbelievably difficult stuff that she accomplished.”