News from Bree
Jan 9 2013, 3:17am
The 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.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey receives 3 BAFTA nominations
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 check the BAFTA website