I am one of those fans that is completely rooting for this man to get an Oscar nomination for his riveting performance as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There are many science fiction fans like myself that truly believes he deserves this honor. I know that many people thinks he should've been nominated first for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it's too late to campaign that in the present. But now that he gave us another riveting performance, it's time to push this one.
I have seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Andy Serkis is without a doubt the stand out star of this amazing work of science fiction. I looked at some of the behind the scenes clips and was completely shocked at Andy Serkis's performance. Everything you see in this film from face expression to emotions and body movement, that as all come from Andy Serkis.
I have been around technology all of my life.The one thing I know you can't do is computer generate an animal with tons of emotions like that. It has to come from a real person. To me, I compare it to wearing a costume. Andy Serkis is wearing a costume and is still giving us an amazing performance.
Most people believe that he shouldn't be nominated because computer technology helped him out. That his emotions were probably enhanced by it. If that's the case, let me take you back to a film known as The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Everyone has seen that movie. This movie was accompanied with computer generated technology and Brad Pitt got a best actor Oscar nomination in the end. When something like this happens, there is no excuse why Andy Serkis shouldn't be nominated.
If you still don't believe me, watch this video below. I promise you. It will take just this video to completely believe everything that I'm talking about. If I didn't see the movie, it would've took a few clips below of him playing Caesar to tell me that he deserves to be nominated. Join the campaign and let's help this man's breathtaking body of work get more recognition.