Roger Ebert doesn’t think Andy Serkis should necessarily be nominated for an acting Oscar for his work on Return of the King. Hmm. I disagree. I can see what he means about all the extra work the technical guys did, but I think you could still nominate him on the basis of the vocal performance. As Ebert’s letter writer mentions, wasn’t there a lot of talk about Robin Williams being nominated for Aladdin a few years back? I think Serkis easily eclipsed that performance.
And by the way, I hope you all used your Christmas break to catch up on the Oscar contenders… because the Web-Goddess Second Annual Oscar Contest is coming soon!