Just as an example take this category:
George Clooney, “Good Night, and Good Luck”
Ang Lee, “Brokeback Mountain”
Woody Allen, “Match Point”
Peter Jackson, “King Kong”
Fernando Meirelles, “The Constant Gardener”
Steven Spielberg, “Munich”
Only two of these films are currently in wide release. Most of them will be coming out in the next two weeks but even if I had wanted to see them I couldn’t have. This just makes the awards seem very industry geared.