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Fox Pushes For Best Supporting Actor Nod For Motion Capture Actor

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Fox is pushing the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences for an Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for Andy Serkis and his role in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

But Serkis's face never on screen.

Fox CEO Tom Rothman is asking the Academy to consider Serkis who he feels was snubbed for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Serkis is famous for his motion capture roles.

Having played Gollum in LOTR, Serkis played Caesar, the main chimp in the Apes flick.

Rothman said the following about Serkis's push:

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