Moviefone‘s Christopher Rosen: “You got to work with Andy Serkis on Tintin and he gives this wonderful performance, his second of the year after Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There has been some Oscar chatter for his work in Apes, but there’s always that push-back against digital performances. Do you feel performance capture work should be looked at next to traditional acting with regards to awards consideration?”
Steven Spielberg: “I don’t know. I don’t ever get involved in the conversation about what should be eligible and what shouldn’t be eligible.”
Of course he “knows.” Of course he has an opinion. Spielberg wouldn’t be an exceptional director if he didn’t. And it’s inconceivable that he holds with the SAG members who are fearful that motion-capture acting is a threat to their livelihood. But he chooses not to “get involved in the conversation.” How admirable.