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Warners has put up TH for Oscar consideration in 16 categories...

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 5:56am

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Warners has put up TH for Oscar consideration in 16 categories... Can't Post

Just saw this pointed out on IMDB...On the official Warner Bros. site, the studio suggests TH for consideration in the following Academy Award categories:

-Best Picture
-Best Director
-Best Adapted Screenplay
-Best Actor: Martin Freeman (apparently they're not concerned at all Tongue)
-Best Supporting Actor: Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis
-Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
-Best Cinematography
-Best Art Direction
-Best Film Editing
-Best Costume Design
-Best Make-up
-Best Sound Mixing
-Best Sound Editing
-Best Visual Effects
-Best Original Score
-Best Original Song

http://warnerbros2012.warnerbros.com/film.php?film=thehobbit#

(look under the "For Your Consideration" tab)

Whatever the actuality, WB certainly has faith the film will have LotR-comparable cinematic importance/impact. Note that they're yet to be nominations yet, but they must feel the film is strong across the board,

I hope Ian gets his long-deserved award for playing Gandalf this time around. BTW, as I recall, aren't mo-cap performances not recognized by the Academy? I suppose they're (rightly) trying to change that for Andy...Fox launched a similar campaign for Serkis' role in the last Apes film.

It seems also that TH will have some really depth/gravity, at least enough to warrant consideration for the Oscars. However, "Bridesmaids" was nominated for a number of categories last year if I'm not mistaken...EvilAngelicWinkTongue

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Nov 16 2012, 5:59am)


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 5:58am

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Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Out of curiosity, what does this mean?


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-Best Actor: Martin Freeman (apparently they're not concerned at all Tongue)



Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:06am

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I was referring to my reservations about which I've posted before. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Nov 16 2012, 6:12am)


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 6:23am

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Got it. Another question [In reply to] Can't Post

How often do studios offer up really bad films for this many Oscar nominations?


pettytyrant101
Lorien


Nov 16 2012, 7:37am

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Every year... [In reply to] Can't Post

..they usually go on to win! Tongue


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 16 2012, 7:38am

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Doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Studios do that even for movies you wouldn't think have any chance at the Oscars. For instance, WB put up for your considerations ads for Sherlock Holmes, or Disney for Alice in Wonderland, including best film and director.

Btw, old news. Tongue


Moahunter
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 7:41am

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And another Q. How often do studios put up films before they've been released. [In reply to] Can't Post

Strikes me as a bit premature.
Or is just to do with the Oscars' timetable?


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 16 2012, 7:58am

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Cate Blanchett FTW! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Lieutenant of Dol Guldur
Gondor


Nov 16 2012, 12:52pm

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Already posted ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I posted it alreasy a couple of days ago ;-)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...;;page=unread#unread

"There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power."


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 4:37pm

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I just hope that the Neil Finn song isn't disqualified... [In reply to] Can't Post

It would be a real shame if Finn's "Song of Lonely Mountain" was disquallified as being too derivative of Tolkien/Shore's "Misty Mountains" song. There were only three numbers in the final running for "Best Original Song" last year.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Nov 16 2012, 4:51pm

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Oh, The Innocence [In reply to] Can't Post


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Whatever the actuality, WB certainly has faith the film will have LotR-comparable cinematic importance/impact. Note that they're yet to be nominations yet, but they must feel the film is strong across the board


Yeah, I'm sure a movie studio would never be so cynical as to use this as a manipulative marketing ploy before it has even been seen.

:rolleyes:


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:04pm

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I don't know, why don't you do some research? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:04pm

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Ah...didn't see the previous post. Could a mod delete this thread then, please? Thanks.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 7:47pm

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The Misty Mountain song is not Shore's [In reply to] Can't Post

It's Plan 9's, actually. Shore borrowed the melody to use in his score.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 7:57pm

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Ironic then... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that the melody has become a major theme in the film.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 8:02pm

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Also strange that Finn and Shore didn't collaborate on the end titles song... [In reply to] Can't Post

As was the case with LotR. Given that two of the singers for the trilogy's songs were better known/more active, I don't think it's a matter if Finn's saying "I'll only do it if I can write it all by myself"...but why is it then, I wonder? Weird to have a part of the score with no HS involvement, IMO.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 9:48pm

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Doug Adams would be in a better position to comment on this [In reply to] Can't Post

But I would guess that Howard Shore recognized a good theme and went with it. The symbolism of it being connected with the poem, Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold, had to help as well.

In my opinion, from what I've heard so far, Shore's use of it is masterful. Some of the most stirring parts of the soundtrack.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 11:10pm

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Because [In reply to] Can't Post

My life is demanding that I do other things that are less important. Smile


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 11:34pm

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I think I'd came off as a tad overly-dismissive... [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean there, a genuine "I'm not sure, why don't you look into how many bad films are put forth for consideration", but looking at my comment it didn't come off as such.

Not the best day for board relations on ToRN, is it? AngelicWink

I assume many poor or mediocre films are hawked by the studio, but I've not heard of one being so a month before release.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


starlesswinter
Lorien

Nov 16 2012, 11:48pm

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WB is awfully confident of a film no one's seen [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't decide if that's a good or bad sign.


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 11:56pm

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I am guessing [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of the higher ups there have seen a near-final cut, though I can't be sure of that...


JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Nov 17 2012, 12:01am

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Prophecy [In reply to] Can't Post

Politicians and Hollywood execs like to speak of things they wish were true as if they were actually true to convince the population into making it a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 
 

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