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  • Tom O’Neil
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    Our contributing editor Ralph Galvan thinks so. He just said, ‘Planet of the Apes 2’ kinda blew my mind. Well done, should-be-Oscar-nominated Andy Serkis!”

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I don’t think so. Definitely not a win, or even a nomination. Maybe a nomination for smaller critics’ awards, but honestly for a win, and for an Oscar win at that, not in a million years.

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    KyleBailey
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    I didn’t understand all the buzz with the first one but this one definitly makes a case. But he is a lead this time around rather than Supporting and it already looks like a battlefield for Best Actor this year 

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    Cheshire
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    For Rise of the Planet of the Apes he most certainly did deserved it (I would have given it to him). Can’t wait to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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    KyleBailey
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    I think the fact that he learns how to speak in this one really added to his performance. He really was just sitting in a case the first movie and didn’t have a whole lot to do. But I have been meaning to revisit the first 

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    TomHardys
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    I don’t think so. Definitely not a win, or even a nomination. Maybe a nomination for smaller critics’ awards, but honestly for a win, and for an Oscar win at that, not in a million years.

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    vinny
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    Saw it today. It was good. Oscar worthy Andy Serkis?…….possibly. He was great BUT there are some big releases coming out this Oscar season so we have to see how they hold up

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    KT
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    Andy Serkis deserved an Oscar nomination for The Two Towers over a decade ago.  He could’ve joined Chris Cooper and Ed Harris in a very strong lineup.  Shame really.  The Academy 30 years ago around Star Wars time would’ve already given Serkis a special Honorary Oscar for his achievements.  Ain’t no way the actors will nominate him for a film like Apes, which won’t even be on their radar. 

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    JayDF
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    I have not seen this film, but my answer will be the same after I see it.  IMO if you can’t see the actual actor then the work should be separate from those you can see.  There is much too much enhancement  to performances like these for it to be fair for either type of work.  I would not argue a special achievement award for this type of performance or a voice over performance.  Type mind you, I may argue if I don’t think the specifically awarded one deserves it.

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    babypook
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    I think he does yes. It’ll take something to break this barrier for an acting nod which he richly deserves, and for which he has deserved in the past.

    His Caeser steals the show in this latest. There’s something ‘regal’ about his performance, that fits very well with his character.

    I dont believe that honoring deserved perfs hurts anyone, nor “endangers” the Actor nor turns them “into monsters”, the way Jeremy Renner claims. Lol. Uh-huh Jeremy.

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    jf123
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    Yes! He shouldn’t win, but it would be nice to see him get nominated

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    babypook
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    We nominate someone who ‘cant win’? Times are changing. Sirkis is an actor afterall, and one at the forefront of change, variety, and with few limits.

    I’m not conservative here, nor am I going to thank anyone for supressing or marginalizing actors like Andy.

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    babypook
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    I think the fact that he learns how to speak in this one really added to his performance. He really was just sitting in a case the first movie and didn’t have a whole lot to do. But I have been meaning to revisit the first 

    He was already speaking in the first retelling. Now he and his gang have quite a few body and sign language convos. One of the things I loved about the film are the many individuals, both human and ape, and how easy it is to tell one from another, in personality, looks, speech, and attitudes. Lol.

     

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I can’t really make a judgment yet on who ‘should be’ nominated. Even if somebody is currently in my top 5, I don’t know if they would stay there through January. My current #1 is Ralph Fiennes, but if I see 5 performances that are better, I will be the first to say so. Same with Serkis. If he is one of the best five, then he deserves a nomination. He does have a big be parried to overcome, and it will be quite an achievement if we see him get any type of recognition.

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    KyleBailey
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    I have not seen this film, but my answer will be the same after I see it.  IMO if you can’t see the actual actor then the work should be separate from those you can see.  There is much too much enhancement  to performances like these for it to be fair for either type of work.  I would not argue a special achievement award for this type of performance or a voice over performance.  Type mind you, I may argue if I don’t think the specifically awarded one deserves it.

    Um you do realize that the only think the animators do is add on the ape body onto him. All that body movement is still him. That is far from being just a “voice over” performance. That’s like calling Zoe Saldana and the rest of the cast of Avatar voice over performances.  A voice over performance is like Liam Neeson in The Lion, the Witch, and the Waredrobe where he only recorded his voice and no body movement. Just because you have dots on your face doesn’t mean it’s not a performance 

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