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