8:21am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Andy Serkis to be Honored by ICG Publicists
Andy Serkis, who recently played Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes and Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 55th annual International Cinematographers Guild's Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 2.
Serkis has appeared in almost 100 films and TV shows and accumulated award nominations from the Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys, BAFTA and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He first made a name for himself playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and additional roles included the title character in 2005's King Kong and more recently Caesar in the Planet of the Apes trilogy. Next month he can be seen in Marvel's Black Panther.
The multihyphenate also made his feature directorial debut last year with Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and directed Mowgli, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, set for release this year, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch, with Serkis playing Baloo.
"Andy Serkis, with his unparalleled flexibility and understanding of movement, has made motion capture his own. We are delighted that he will be flying in from England to be with us," said ICG president Steven Poster.
As previously announced, the publicists awards luncheon will also honor Betty White with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes.