Andy Serkis will receive the CinemaCon Vanguard Award at this year’s convention in Las Vegas.

Serkis will collect the honour on March 27.

“Simply put, Andy Serkis is a genius in our magical world of the movies,” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser. “When it comes to performance capture he has no equal and has pioneered an art form that has changed the world of acting.”

Serkis will star in Fox’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes due out on July 11.

CinemaCon is scheduled to run from March 24-27.