Posted by: daveed | October 24, 2009

Shooting for the Moon


Duncan Jones, the director of last summer’s excellent sci-fi drama Moon, has launched a grassroots campaign in support of an Oscar nomination for the film’s star, Sam Rockwell. Amen.

After I saw it, the first thing I thought of was how Oscar worthy his performance was. Rockwell has to shoulder a huge burden as the film’s sole human (apart from brief appearances of a handful of minor characters). Not only that he has to play against himself, or rather his clone. That he does it with pathos, humor and energy is astonishing.

So yeah, Academy, it’s time to make amends for the fucking horrible choices you made ten years ago.


  1. […] So a big Middle Finger to the Academy for not nominating D9’s lead Sharlto Copley, and for completely ignoring Moon and its star, the irrepressible Sam Rockwell. (Apparently Sony pictures didn’t want to pony […]

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