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Andy Serkis of ‘Apes’ being promoted for Oscar

November 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm by xoanon  - 

Rebecca Keegan writes: Oscar’s supporting actor race will be a hairy one this year — and something of a digital proving ground. Andy Serkis, who played Caesar, the hyper-intelligent chimp in this summer’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” is getting an awards push courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Serkis’ performance — which tracks Caesar from his childhood raised by a human scientist (James Franco) through his political awakening as an adult chimp in a cruelly run primate sanctuary — was delivered via the same computer-graphics techniques used in “Avatar.” More..

Posted in Andy Serkis, Events, Television on November 15, 2011 by

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2 responses to “Andy Serkis of ‘Apes’ being promoted for Oscar”

  1. Martyn Drake says:

    While I appreciate Serkis’ & Fox’s efforts – this needs to be set-up as a new category within the Academy.  If you’re judging on raw performance, why are puppeteers not included?  Would look VERY odd seeing an arm and hand flapping without a glove puppet, or somebody jiggling joysticks around on animatronic systems.  Character riggers and animators have every right to get that award alongside Serkis IMHO.

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