No Oscars for Sam Rockwell and Moon
12.31.09 by REELZ
Despite being arguably this year's best sci-fi/mystery movie, Sony is quashing any chance of Sam Rockwell getting an Academy Award for Moon, according to THR.
The movie made it on to many critics' favorite films of 2009, and Rockwell did a marathon acting job playing the lone man on a desolate moon base. However, it seems Sony has decided not to send out screeners, which means it won't be among the movies included for Oscar consideration.
Director Duncan Jones is said to be pleading with the studio to reconsider, and tweeting...
We have more than asked ... we've knocked heads. They have chosen the films they are backing and we are not in their plans. They say it costs too much for our little film as they would need to be water-marked copies as our DVD isn't out yet in the US."
Thankfully, some big players in Hollywood are voicing their disappointment to Sony. The likes of Neil Gaiman and Jon Favreau are reportedly expressing outrage and offering help. There's also a petition circulating to get Rockwell an Oscar nomination for his performance.