Chloe Grace Moretz's performance in Louis C.K.'s defunct film, "I Love You, Daddy," was so spectacular that producers felt she had a shot at an Oscar nomination, but now will forever be marred by scandal.
Sources close to Moretz tell The Blast planning had already begun for an Oscar campaign for the actress, which is basically when everyone involved in the film makes a big push for their actor/actress/director to get tons of coverage leading up to the nominations.
A typical Oscar campaign involves tedious planning to schedule screenings and interviews for the right people, as well as spending lots of money on advertising, specifically billboards.
We're told 20-year-old Moretz felt she had waited patiently and "paid her dues" over the years, and was very careful on picking which projects to be a part of.
One source tells us her whole team knew something big would come along, and felt attaching Moretz to a script featuring Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Charlie Day, and Helen Hunt would have enough star power to get the recognition needed for an Oscar nod.
After the cancelation of the premiere and indefinite shelving of the movie, any chance of an Oscar is gone. We're told even if "I Love You, Daddy" sees the light of day, it will get zero recognition because of its affiliation with Louis.
Since the movie was pulled, Moretz has spent most of her time with boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham.