Fox Pitching Best Picture Nod For War for the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox is pitching for War for the Planet of the Apes to get a 'Best Picture' nomination at next year's Academy Awards.

They feel that it has the right ingredients that will appeal to the voters. It's an uphill battle though since blockbusters are usually snubbed when it comes to the awards season.

War for the Planet of the Apes' producer, Peter Chernin, spoke to Deadline where he talked about the chances of the film getting nominated.

20th Century Fox is partnering up with primatologist Jane Goodall to run ad campaigns for the film to get recognized. You can read some of this comments on the topic below.

I'm incredibly proud of this movie, and I do believe that on almost any level of storytelling, character development, narrative thrusts,or epic-ness, this is an extraordinary movie. In the past people probably have tended to sort of genre-ize it and sort of look at it, well as if it is a genre movie and not take it as seriously as they should, and I think that you know our view is that this movie deserves serious consideration.

For the past few years, there have been pushes for Andy Serkis to get a best actor nomination for the motion capture work he has done for the character of Caesar.

Nobody has ever been given a nomination for motion capture work yet, but 20th Century Fox is hoping to change that.

In terms of Summer blockbusters, other movies that could get some nominations include Wonder Woman and Dunkirk.

Dunkirk has the best chance of getting nominated because it's based on a real life event. Hopefully Wonder Woman gets some recognition as superhero movies are usually snubbed every year.

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