Monday, January 7, 2013

The Hobbit, nominated for 7 visual effect awards

From TheOneRing.Net:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” earned the top nomination for visual effects and six others nominations at the 11th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, set for Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton. “The Avengers,” and “The Life of Pi,” are close behind with six nominations each and are also in the top category.

A full list of nominations can be found at the link above, but they include a nod to both Gollum and the Goblin King. I personally think that the realization of the Goblin King was a big let down, but as a result of vision and screenplay more than anything else. The actual technical work was very impressive. Smeagol was a huge highlight of the film, so it's great to see him on the list.

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