Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oscar Push for Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is Caesar, the ape

Fox Studio head, Jim Rothman, has been praising Andy Serkis's work in Rise of the Apes and is pushing for a Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor!

"I think we may be at the place where we will see a first-ever in Hollywood this year, which is to see Andy Serkis get nominated for a best supporting actor for Planet of the Apes, even though his face never actually appears," he told The Hollywood Reporter..."But his performance appears, so we are going to push that hard."

Further discussing Serkis' work Rothman said: "The emotionality - what you see and what you feel - he did it. I saw him. I watched him. Then they digitally overlaid - you can think of it as a costume - the skin and the hair of an ape. But I tell you the thing that people felt – and a lot of people where moved when they saw the movie - is because of his performance."

Andy is one of the nicest guys in the biz. We were lucky enough to meet him and his Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the TOR.N "Two Towers, One Party" in Hollywood 2003. To say it was an amazing experience is a total understatement.

Never before has an acting award been given to an actor not seen in the movie. Although "Ceasar, the ape" is on film, it's not Andy per se.

Odds are it's not going to happen, but with all the CGI going on anymore, it just may be a possibility.

Hollywood Reporter News Article

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