Why Andy Serkis Deserves to Win an Oscar at Some Point

Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar at this point and should be considered for the next Academy awards no matter what category it has to be in for him to win. The guy has done so much to this point in his career that he’s become one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood and he rarely ever shows his face in his roles. His attempt to bring the character of Caesar to life in the Planet of the Apes franchise has been nothing short of amazing. He’s captured more than just Caesar however as he’s also played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, and Supreme Leader Snoke in the last two Star Wars films.

So how much more is it going to take to get this guy an award befitting his skills?

At this time it almost seems like it would take a miracle to make the Academy even stand up and take notice of Serkis as anything than a peculiarity, though in truth I’d like to see any number of actors do the kind of work he’s been doing throughout the years and make it look just as good. He’s perfected the art to such a degree that he becomes the characters that he’s playing, and in doing so brings them to life in a way that even the books they came from might never have done. That alone should be worthy of an award.

He’s also done enough live acting to prove that he’s not just the voice and movement behind the characters that he plays so well. Serkis entered the MCU as Ulysses Klaue back in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and has taken up the role again in the upcoming Black Panther. He’s proven many times over now that he’s a skilled and capable actor, now it’s just a matter of time before the Academy finally takes note and rewards him, we hope. Unfortunately it seems that the Academy Awards are more about who’s popular at that moment, who’s making the biggest impact, and who’s going to continue the tradition of getting the awards noticed by more and more people. It has little to do with real talent at times and even less to do with awarding that talent as it should.

It’s enough to make a person bitter but what we need to remember is that the most rewarding part of acting is knowing that people know who you are and what you’re capable of. This is what draws people to movies featuring certain actors and allows them to create a fan base that outstrips anything an Oscar can give. That small golden man gives an actor credibility when it comes time to count up the awards that are placed in one’s trophy case to collect dust, they don’t define the true heart and skill of an actor. They’re impressive to say the least, and they denote the fact that someone thought the winners were worth the effort. But they don’t define an actor. Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar, but barring that, the recognition that he’s become one of the greatest actors alive is definitely more than adequate.

Add Comment

American Horror Story BMF Cobra Kai Dexter Hawkeye Heels Money Heist Ozark Shark Tank Squid Game Stranger Things Succession Ted Lasso The Mandalorian
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Lights Out-Recap
Why Daredevil Worked As A “Lighter” Character For The MCU
Bad Sisters Season 2 Apple
Bad Sisters Season 2
Action Adventure Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Horror Movie Lists Mystery Romance Sci-Fi Thriller
Thomas Ian Griffith Almost Missed His Karate Kid Audition in The 80s
Who is in the Halloween Kills Cast?
5 of the Best Action Stars of the 80s
Comics Lists News Things You Didn't Know Whatever Happened To
Let’s Talk About the Cocaine Bear Trailer
Space Force Steve Carell
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Carell
10 Different Reasons Why Every Fast and Furious Character Wouldn’t Survive
Open World RPG Games Every Anime Fan Should Play
Aldis Hodge on Today Show
6 Aldis Hodge Movies and Tv Shows You Should Watch
The Photograph (2020)
6 Best Black Romance Movies of the 21st Century
joker characters across comical franchises
Joker Characters Across Comical Franchises To Check Out
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II Shows That Activision Can Still Make Great Games
Splatoon 3
The Splatoon Video Game Series Detailed
Oregon Trail Video Game Headed Back to Computers
Everything We Know So Far About the Upcoming Diablo 4 Game