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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sole Horror Nominee for an Oscar This Year

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sole Horror Nominee for an Oscar This YearSadly, the Oscar nomination received by Rise of the Planet of the Apes this morning wasn’t for Andy Serkis’ stellar performance as Caesar, the leader of the ape uprising, but instead for the film’s visual effects team.

Hearty congratulations to said F/X team: Joe Letteri (his sixth nomination), Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, and Daniel Barrett (all three are first-timers).

As for more “fringe” films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 nabbed three nominations, including Art Direction, Makeup, and joining Apes in the Visual Effects category. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo garnered nods for Rooney Mara for Actress in a Leading Role, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

If you’re curious, the bulk of the attention went to The Artist, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight In Paris, and The Descendants

Congratulations to all the nominees, and for more, including the full list, visit the official Academy Awards website.

Be sure to tune in to ABC on Sunday, February 26th, to see who takes home the gold.

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  • MouthForWar

    So the sole horror nominee for an Oscar isn’t a horror movie?

  • Vanvance1

    The Oscars has nothing to do with horror. It has never had anything to do with horror. If a horror movie magically infiltrates this festival of pretentious bullshit it is deemed a ‘thriller’.

    P.S. The word ‘thriller’ can be defined as an extremely tame horror film designed not to upset.

  • LSD Zombie

    The Oscars has been a fucking joke for quite some time now. I can’t believe neither Drive nor Ryan Gosling have been nominated for best picture and best male lead. What a crock of shit.

  • Uncle Creepy

    Not nominating Serkis is a crime. An absolute crime.

    • nonserviam03

      I was really rooting for him. I mean, I knew he wasn’t going to win, but I was hoping for at least a nomination. Bah.

      After the amount of genre films at the Oscars last year I got my hopes up a little bit this time. Oh well.