Why not an Ape?

If the Oscar voters were the least bit adventurous, then Andy Serkis would get a best supporting actor nod for playing the big ape in “King Kong.” Even his Oscar-winning co-star Adrien Brody told
our film critic Bob Strauss that he thinks “Kong may be one of the best leading men this year”
Serkis even did double duty, first acting opposite his co-stars during the filming — creating a touching relationship with Naomi Watts’ Ann Darrow — then doing it again wearing motion-capture sensors to create the animated ape. Brody doesn’t know how getting a nomination for Serkis would work _ and neither do I _ but it’s time for the Academy to take some chances. When’s the last time you saw that much love on the screen?


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