As far as I’m concerned, Andy Serkis is the best thing in every movie he’s been in ever. The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes — everything. He’s also been a pretty big champion of video games, putting in memorable turns in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved. Now he’s saying that video games should be represented at the Oscars.
He also seems to think that motion capture technology, which was partly responsible for his own incredible performances, may be integrated into games in the future.
“Absolutely,” he replied, after being asked by if motion capture could eventually let players ‘become’ a video game character, “and that’s happening really with Wii and Nintendo Connect. That’s how it should be.”
We suspect that either Hollywood Reporter misheard and mistranscribed Kinect as ‘Nintendo Connect’, or Serkis himself was mistaken (most likely the former).
Serkis also claimed that games should follow the BAFTAs in the UK which has recently integrated video games into its awards.
“Games aren’t going to go away,” claimed Serkis. “BAFTA’s got a category for games as an art form. The Academy should think about that, too.”