Andy Serkis doing motion capture and an Oscar

With the release of War for the Planet of the Apes and yet another transformative motion-capture performance from Andy Serkis, it’s time to admit the unsettling truth – he’s never going to win an Oscar for his talents. Every time a film with a nuanced mo-cap turn from a named actor is released, the same discussion whirs up: when will the Academy recognize this new form of acting? This is doubly true with Serkis, who from his groundbreaking work on Gollum in The Lord of the Rings through to envelope-pushing nuance of Caesar in Planet of the Apes has become the undisputed heavyweight of ...

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