Latest Entertainment News Headlines

An Oscar for Rockwell!

10.23.2009

   Give Sam an Oscar

Even if you haven't seen Duncan Jones' highly praised MOON (yet...I know you will eventually) everybody and their sister agree on the fact that Sam Rockwell can really bring it. But will Sony bring the Academy Awards to him? The film wasn't a huge blockbuster, wasn't about the Holocaust, and Rockwell spells differently than Daniel Day Lewis, so who's gonna push for him to at least be nominatedSam is Golden?

Director Jones has taken upon himself to campaign any which possible way for distributors Sony to have the actor in mind come Award-Seeking Season, and to make sure Academy voters give him due consideration.

"I'm gonna be grateful to him for the rest of my life for agreeing to be in my film," Jones said in interview with LAGenX Radio, "so anything I can do to get him the attention and respect he deserves for what he did!"

Major movie sites (and now us) have already joined the march in pointing out that Rockwell is scary-good in that movie (or any) and invite fans to either TP the house of anyone who says otherwise OR to sign a petition which will hopefully present Sony with 1 Million names asking them to push for Sam come Golden time.

The movement can be followed on Jones' Twitter or by signing the petition OVER HERE. Just to seal the deal, here's Jones' complete interview with LAGenXRadio on the subject, right down there. Thanks to the Collider bunch for the heads-up, and Good Luck Sammy boy!

Extra Tidbit: He made CHARLIE'S ANGELS tolerable. Just for THAT he deserves an Oscar.
Source: Collider

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

9:20AM on 10/26/2009

This needs to happen

Sam Rockwell's performance made Moon into a great film. To tell the truth, I have enjoyed every one of Rockwell's films that I have watched (excluding Charlie's Angels).
Sam Rockwell's performance made Moon into a great film. To tell the truth, I have enjoyed every one of Rockwell's films that I have watched (excluding Charlie's Angels).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:13PM on 10/25/2009
I loved him in the green mile and Hitchhikers guide. I haven't seen Moon yet. I wanted to see it at the theaters but it seemed like it was there for like two days and then it was gone. I'll have to see it on dvd. Anyone know when it comes out?
I loved him in the green mile and Hitchhikers guide. I haven't seen Moon yet. I wanted to see it at the theaters but it seemed like it was there for like two days and then it was gone. I'll have to see it on dvd. Anyone know when it comes out?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
3:52AM on 10/24/2009
Sadly, it'll never happen. But he does deserve it.
Sadly, it'll never happen. But he does deserve it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:03AM on 10/24/2009

Don't know if this will happen for "Moon"

It is about time people are realizing what a stud this guy is. Ever since his should have been star making turns in 2 1999 movies which were "The Green Mile" & "Galaxy Quest." He showed he could play serious & be funny as hell in "Quest." Don't forget he made "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" tolerable too! For those who haven't seen the unseen yet extremely thought provoking "Snow Angels" & aren't convinced he should be a star, this film I assure you that role will convince you. I have a
It is about time people are realizing what a stud this guy is. Ever since his should have been star making turns in 2 1999 movies which were "The Green Mile" & "Galaxy Quest." He showed he could play serious & be funny as hell in "Quest." Don't forget he made "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" tolerable too! For those who haven't seen the unseen yet extremely thought provoking "Snow Angels" & aren't convinced he should be a star, this film I assure you that role will convince you. I have a feeling this guy will be the next Tom Hanks if he can get himself a "Philadelphia" or "Forrest Gump" type role to convince the movie going public he deserves to be on top of the Movie Title & be a household name. Here's hoping they possibly re-release "Moon" so those of us that haven't seen it have a chance to. Maybe they can do a "Braveheart" type deal which they re-released in time for Oscar season which helped it make more money & won Best Picture & Best Director for Mel Gibson.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:32PM on 10/23/2009

Yes, yes, yes

Sam Rockwell is one of my favorite actors. He's great in everything he does--he was especially good in Snow Angels--and he certainly deserves a nomination for Moon.
Sam Rockwell is one of my favorite actors. He's great in everything he does--he was especially good in Snow Angels--and he certainly deserves a nomination for Moon.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:41PM on 10/23/2009

100% Agree

He is my favorite actor, with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind being my favorite film. Moon is in my top three of the year, and his performance is undoubtedly the best of the year so far in my mind.
He is my favorite actor, with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind being my favorite film. Moon is in my top three of the year, and his performance is undoubtedly the best of the year so far in my mind.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:17PM on 10/23/2009
Rockwell deserves it!
Rockwell deserves it!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-4
2:12PM on 10/23/2009
You only mentioned the movie's title once in that whole article. Next time you are shilling for someone this hard, be sure to drop the name of the movie more, especially with a generic name like Moon - it can be easily missed. I know I missed it the first time.
You only mentioned the movie's title once in that whole article. Next time you are shilling for someone this hard, be sure to drop the name of the movie more, especially with a generic name like Moon - it can be easily missed. I know I missed it the first time.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:40PM on 10/23/2009

Rockwell, Copley, or Stuhlbarg

Moon was awesome and Rockwell nailed it. I'm thinkin' him, Copley (District 9) or Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) for best lead actor (then again this is only off the top of my head and I just saw A Serious Man last weekend). Christoph Watlz is the only choice for supporting, though (only cause I don't think he could qualify for lead).
Moon was awesome and Rockwell nailed it. I'm thinkin' him, Copley (District 9) or Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) for best lead actor (then again this is only off the top of my head and I just saw A Serious Man last weekend). Christoph Watlz is the only choice for supporting, though (only cause I don't think he could qualify for lead).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:03PM on 10/23/2009

sam rockwell

is the mutherfuckin man.

p.s. moon rocks! (pun intended)
is the mutherfuckin man.

p.s. moon rocks! (pun intended)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:08PM on 10/23/2009
If he doesn't get an Oscar, perhaps Kanye can show up to speak for him. "Guy Fleegman was the best character of all time. All time."
If he doesn't get an Oscar, perhaps Kanye can show up to speak for him. "Guy Fleegman was the best character of all time. All time."
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
11:53AM on 10/23/2009
i LOVE Sam Rockwell... dude is an amazing actor, that would be amazing if he gets a nomination/ win.

Hopefully he gets a nom and Mo'Nique gets overlooked, cuz i have heard oscar talk for her, and i just cant see that happening!
i LOVE Sam Rockwell... dude is an amazing actor, that would be amazing if he gets a nomination/ win.

Hopefully he gets a nom and Mo'Nique gets overlooked, cuz i have heard oscar talk for her, and i just cant see that happening!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:53AM on 10/23/2009
There should be way more than a million people out there who would want Sam Rockwell to win.
There should be way more than a million people out there who would want Sam Rockwell to win.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
10:08AM on 10/23/2009
I've been saying that Moon was the best movie of the year, and this only confirms it. For once, I hope the Academy actually gives an award for a deserving performance and not because of an oversight for a previous award snub.
I've been saying that Moon was the best movie of the year, and this only confirms it. For once, I hope the Academy actually gives an award for a deserving performance and not because of an oversight for a previous award snub.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:44PM on 10/23/2009
I dont see how it confirms Moon as the best film of the year. It only confirms that everyone thinks Rockwell was amazing in it and deserve a nomination.
I dont see how it confirms Moon as the best film of the year. It only confirms that everyone thinks Rockwell was amazing in it and deserve a nomination.
5:55AM on 10/23/2009
my favorite actor, hands down. so much talent. he should have been nominated for his terrific job in the criminally underrated Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 7 years ago.
my favorite actor, hands down. so much talent. he should have been nominated for his terrific job in the criminally underrated Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 7 years ago.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:26AM on 10/23/2009

It's Rockwell time!

After more than 10 years stealing scenes from Hollywood's finest, it's time for Sam Rockwell to become a household name. Let's hope Sony puts up a strong Oscar campaign.
After more than 10 years stealing scenes from Hollywood's finest, it's time for Sam Rockwell to become a household name. Let's hope Sony puts up a strong Oscar campaign.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
3:43AM on 10/23/2009

An Oscar for "Moon"

Fuck yeah! He was great in it.
Fuck yeah! He was great in it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:21AM on 10/23/2009
Sam Rockwell deserves an Oscar for being Sam Rockwell. He makes everything better. I just pretend he's in every movie now.
Sam Rockwell deserves an Oscar for being Sam Rockwell. He makes everything better. I just pretend he's in every movie now.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
1:59AM on 10/23/2009

He certainly is a talented guy

I would be happy to see Rockwell get nominated for Moon. He really managed to put on a one man show in a way very few of peers could have. To be honest I don't think Moon is neccesarily his best role, and there are still several promising films yet to be released (I'm sure we're going to get at least a couple Oscar calibur performances out of Invictus) so I'm not sure if, when all is said and done, he'll have delivered one of the five best performances of the year, but I could see it happening,
I would be happy to see Rockwell get nominated for Moon. He really managed to put on a one man show in a way very few of peers could have. To be honest I don't think Moon is neccesarily his best role, and there are still several promising films yet to be released (I'm sure we're going to get at least a couple Oscar calibur performances out of Invictus) so I'm not sure if, when all is said and done, he'll have delivered one of the five best performances of the year, but I could see it happening, and if that's the case of course he should be nominated.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
1:48AM on 10/23/2009
I agree. Anyone remember Sam Rockwell as the PUNK in the first Turtles movie who says "We're a family". Casey says "You call this, down there and that over there, family?"

HAHA. Love that shit. Rockwell needs an Oscar. NOW.
I agree. Anyone remember Sam Rockwell as the PUNK in the first Turtles movie who says "We're a family". Casey says "You call this, down there and that over there, family?"

HAHA. Love that shit. Rockwell needs an Oscar. NOW.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting