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rise of the planet of the apes roa 467rgb James Franco on Andy Serkiss Rise of the Planet of the Apes Performance: What is Needed is Recognition for Him, Now

Steven Spielberg wasn’t totally sold on Andy Serkis’s Oscar campaign for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” when he spoke to Moviefone late last year. “For the first time, in ‘Tintin,’ [Serkis] got to actually act,” Spielberg said, when asked if Serkis’s motion-capture performances deserved some kind of awards consideration. “He didn’t just have to act with his eyes or his face, the way he… Continue reading James Franco on Andy Serkis's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Performance: 'What is Needed is Recognition for Him, Now'

theartist uggie The Conversation: Do Andy Serkis and Uggie the Dog Deserve Oscar Recognition?

It’s a great year for animal characters in movies, as I’ve noted elsewhere recently. And now two of the most notable performances are being talked about for Academy Awards. One is an actual beast, while the other is a man who plays a beast. 

First, there’s Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who plays an Asta-like pup in The Artist (also seen this year in Water for Elephants). Begun by Movieline’s S.T… Continue reading The Conversation: Do Andy Serkis and Uggie the Dog Deserve Oscar Recognition?