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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey receives 3 BAFTA nominations

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Jan 9 2013, 3:17am

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey receives 3 BAFTA nominations Can't Post

baftasThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) just announced their nominations for the best films of 2012, and The Hobbit snagged 3 separate nominations. One each for Sound, Special Visual Effects and Hair & Makeup. Lincoln received the most nominations with 10, even though Director Steven Spielberg was not one of the Directorial nominees. Following close behind were Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty, all with multiple nominations and among the Best Film category, along with Lincoln.

In the Sound category, The Hobbit is nominated with Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Skyfall. If the voters were able to see and hear a Dolby Atmos screening, this would be in the bag, but that is still a very fresh and limited technology. In the Special Visual Effects category, The Hobbit is nominated with The Dark Knight Rises, Life of Pi, Prometheus and Marvel's Avengers Assemble. In the Hair and Makeup category, all the nominees except the Hobbit are period pieces, while the Hobbit definitely has some fantastical creations. Not sure which is the advantage here. The other nominees are Anna Karenina, Hitchcock, Les Miserables and Lincoln.

One notable nominee in the Documentary category is West of Memphis, which was produced by Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson, among others. The British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 10 at London's Royal Opera House. For a full list of the nominations, please checkĀ the BAFTA website


Jan 9 2013, 6:36pm

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Martin Freeman's other film [In reply to] Can't Post

One interesting (and rather ironic) BAFTA nomination is The Voorman Problem, which is shortlisted for best short film. This film stars Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander and was made in days on a zero budget!

The film has also won numerous awards at festivals, including Best Live Action Short at the St Louis International Film Festival, which means it qualifies for submission to The Oscars.


Tol Eressea

Jan 9 2013, 7:02pm

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Congrats to PJ and Co. on the nominations! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's to winning in all of those categories.

Oscar nominations come out tomorrow... I'm assuming it will look the same in terms of categories.

I do wish that Martin Freeman would get a nomination in the Best Actor category.

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

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