Gollum: Dissed By The Oscars?
from the no-to-virtual-actors? dept
Late last year there was a lot of talk over whether or not Andy Serkis deserved to be nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar award for his “portrayal” of Gollum in The Two Towers. Everyone admits that it’s a great performance, but you never actualy see Serkis. While he was on set during all of his scenes, he was later “replaced” with a computerized animation – which mimicked all of his moves and speech. The offficial answer appears to be that virtual actors don’t count, because he wasn’t nominated – despite a bit of a campaign put on by his backers. His argument is that it’s really no different than an actor (like John Hurt in Elephant Man) where prosthetics to disguise themselves. However, it seems that many of the Oscar voters just aren’t ready to deal with virtual actors.