Fast forward fifteen years to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Gollum returns to the screen with Martin Freeman in their pivotal two-character drama at the centre of the film. Advancements in our motion-capture technology enabled Serkis to be captured on set acting in the take with Freeman.
The incredible live performance given by Andy was then translated by animators and delivered with more nuance and detail than ever before. Advancements to the muscle system, shaders and technology used for the eyes provided the detail and believability in Gollum that matched the power of Andy’s performance.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Creating Gollum
We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked. Tricksy. False.
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Jeff Capogreco, Jedrzej Wojtowicz, Kevin Estey, Alessandro Bonora, Gino Acevedo