Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science voters, lend us your eyes. Your attention is demanded!
In a Summer movie season dominated by gigantic science fiction and fantasy movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Terminator Salvation, two much smaller sci-fi films from lesser-known foreign directors were the ones who stole all of the spotlights. Those two films were Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 and Duncan Jones‘ Moon.
Now that all of these movies have come, said their piece, and gone, it does not mean it has to be the last we hear of them. One fan of Moon has taken that a step further, and has begun a campaign to get Academy voters to take notice of Sam Rockwell‘s performance and give it the attention it deserves, hopefully resulting in a Best Actor nomination. The movie, director Duncan Jones, and Rockwell have all been praised numerous times for the film, and it’s difficult to over-look the performance as it is right up on par with Tom Hanks’ nominated work on Cast Away. Rockwell has been around a long time and has given a lot of memorable performances, including some that were the only watchable part of certain films that we’ve seen over the years. So whether he wins a spot on the ballot or not, the man absolutely deserves to be considered.
Better yet, why stop just there. Moon is a movie that should be worthy of consideration on multiple fronts including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and others…maybe even Best Picture now that you have a nice and comfortable ten openings available!
Only Academy voters can really vote for Moon and it’s creators to get nominations for Oscars, but if you the fans want to try and help, be sure to write about this on your blogs, and head over HERE for a petition to sign.
[Source: Man Made Movies; Specialty Sam Rockwell Oscar poster made by Magnulus]