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Robert Pattinson to compete for Direct actor Oscar Following year for The Lighthouse

Last updated on October 9, 2019

By, A24 will submit Pattinson from the lead actor category, together with co-star Willem Dafoe from the supporting actress area.

The Lighthouse, that will release globally on October 18, has been making praise on the festival circuit since premiering in the movie festival in Cannes in May. Director-writer Robert Eggers acquired an International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize.

Pattinson and Dafoe play with two lighthouse keepers isolated on a small island that start to grapple with their sanity.

In case Dafoe were to be nominated, then it’d be his third successive nod following last year At Eternity’s Gate and 2017’s The Florida Project. He was also formerly nominated for Platoon and Shadow of the Vampire.

While the movie is very much a two-hander, Pattinson, that hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar, has more screen time and his personality functions as the viewer’s point of view.