Robert Redford on Thursday blamed film distributor Roadside Attractions for his being passed over for an acting Oscar nomination in "All is Lost."

In his opening remarks on the first day of the Sundance Film Festival, Redford said the film "suffered from little to no distribution," according to TheWrap.com.

"We had no campaign to help us cross over to the mainstream," the 77-year-old actor said. "I don't know what they were afraid of. They didn't want to spend money or they were incapable."

Maybe they should've given him a volleyball sidekick or something, like Tom Hanks had when no one else was in a movie with him.

Redford was edged out by Christian Bale ("American Hustle"), Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").

According to TheWrap, while Roadside Attractions didn't spend like a major studio for a campaign, Redford didn't do much campaigning either.

"Would it have been wonderful to be nominated? Of course, but I'm not disturbed by it. I'm fine," Redford said in front of a packed house at the Egyptian Theater.

The Sundance founder said, "I don't want it to get in the way of why we are here."

"These films are reliant on campaigns. It can get very political," said Redford, again, letting it get in the way of why they were there. He said Hollywood is a business and one he respects.

"The film I made with J.C. Chandor is something I'm very proud of. It was for me a pure cinematic experience. For me as an actor, it gave me a chance to go back to my roots," said Redford, who has only been nominated once before as an actor for his work in 1973's "The Sting."

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