According to director Duncan Jones, Moon isn't being given out as a screener to members of the Academy. If this is true, and it seems so, this greatly hurts Moon's chances on Oscar night.
We're used to science fiction always getting the snub when it comes to trophies. We've endured Battlestar Galactica's many snubs. But sadly for those involved in Moon, they're not even getting a chance to get nominated where they deserve — I personally think Sam Rockwell deserves a nom for best actor. According to Duncan Jones twitter:
"We've knocked heads. they have chosen the films they are backing & 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."
Which means that plenty of Academy Members won't be seeing Moon and won't be able to vote on it. Remember Moon had a very small "select cities" release. And if you haven't seen it by now, tough shit. This is why screeners need to be sent out to the proper people. But, alas it doesn't seem to be in the cards for Moon. Times are hard, we understand, but it's times like these when people should rally around something that is genuinely great. So what can you do? Sign this petition for Rockwell's nomination, which Neil Gaiman and Jon Favreau have already lent their names out to — and tell people about the film.
If Rockwell and/or Jones receive the nominations they deserve, it could mean more opportunities for everybody who wants to create thought-provoking science fiction on the big screen.
[Via Film School Rejects]