Andy Serkis will receive on the 2nd of February, the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. The actor will receive the main prize for his contribution to the animation technique of performance capture. That’s what makes the British film and televisieacademie BAFTA on Thursday announced.
The award ceremony coincided with the presentation of the awards, the BAFTA’s, and the most important British film awards.
Serkis the academy is well known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings (Gollum), Planet of the Apes (Caesar), King Kong and Star Wars (Snoke). In all of these films, Serkis, not as a human being to be seen, but it appears that he, with the help of performance-capture, in the form of, respectively, gnome, monkey, reuzengorilla, and an alien entity. A deliberate technique to convert human movements into life-like animations.
BAFTA will be the 55-year-old Serkis, with the prize awarded, for his efforts in the affected animatiesegment.