Because major Awards bodies still think in 20th century terms, it’s unlikely Andy Serkis will get the Oscar nomination he deserves for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There seems to be confusion over whether digital make-up does too much work for the actor, and I can understand that thinking. However, when it comes to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Serkis’ performance as Caesar, that thinking is absolutely wrong and a new behind-the-scenes video proves it. If anything, the video shows WETA’s incredible special effects almost struggling to keep up with the actor rather than embellishing his performance.
If you had any doubt as to whether or not Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance, hit the jump to check out this video. Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24th at 8:38 AM (EST).
Video via Hitfix.