God’s Own Country actor Josh O’Connor is sharing his thoughts on why the film isn’t getting recognized at the Academy Awards.
In an interview with GO London, 27-year-old O’Connor said that, “You have to put a hell of a lot of work into that sort of thing.”
“You have to meet the right people, and go to LA, even to get mentioned. Which costs money, which we didn’t have. I think the film is Oscar-worthy, but I knew that would be one step too far.”
That isn’t to say that the film hasn’t received multiple accolades and accomplishments. God’s Own Country recently was nominated for a BAFTA and an Evening Standard British Film Award. Something which O’Connor celebrated, “I’m still pinching myself that we’re up for the Standard awards and BAFTAs. I’m so chuffed.”
In addition, despite the film’s recognition in America, it has done well in the UK. The film is the highest-grossing movie in Great Britain’s indie cinema scene.
“It outsold Dunkirk!’ said film director Francis Lee. “Knowing that my film had resonated, for that man. That’s the biggest prize for me.”