Angelina Jolie's father Jon Voight wishes her film had received more Oscar nominations

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Like any proud father Jon Voight is a great cheerleader for his daughter Angelina Jolie. Now, the veteran talent has come out and said he wishes the Oscars Academy had given her film Unbroken more recognition.

Asked about their choices this year, the 76-year-old said: "I think the nominations were mostly right. They don't get everybody. I'd like to have seen my daughter's film get a few more nominations."


Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight at the 2011 premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey

He went on to describes her direction as "extraordinary". "I had my mouth open. I said: 'Holy Smokes. This is really something'."

Father and daughter fell out for several years around the time that the actress adopted her first child Maddox. However, they made up in about 2010, apparently at the urging of her husband Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie on the set of Unbroken with Jack O'Connell, Domhall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock

Unbroken, which starred Jack O'Connell and Domhall Gleeson, did however won nominations for cinematory, sound editing and sound mixing. The drama told the true story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days on a raft after his aircraft was downed and two years in Japanese internment camp.

A few weeks ago Angelina's dad went as far as to say he thinks she should have been included in the category for best director.

“I wish she had [been nominated], because I think she deserved it,” he told reporters at a pre-Grammys party. “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.”

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