Jim Broadbent: Cloud Atlas should have got an Oscar nomination

The actor reveals he was "shocked" that the "remarkable" film wasn't recognised


Academy Award winning actor Jim Broadbent says he is “shocked” that Cloud Atlas failed to receive a single nomination for this year’s Oscars. 


Speaking at last night’s gala screening, Broadbent, who plays five roles in the movie, said: “I was shocked really. It must have been the timing of how it came out, what it came out alongside.

“I was very surprised because I think it’s more remarkable than any other film this year. It should have been there. But you never know what the reasons behind these things are.” 

Based on the acclaimed novel by David Mitchell and helmed by Tom Tykwer and Matrix directors the Wachowskis, the film was hotly tipped for an Oscar nod following its US release in October last year, but has moved through the awards season with little success. 

Broadbent, 63, won a best supporting actor Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance in 2001’s Iris, and a Bafta the same year for Moulin Rouge!


Cloud Atlas, which also stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon and Ben Whishaw (pictured above with Broadbent), is in UK cinemas from 22 February.