Hobbit misses out at Baftas

Last updated 12:35 17/02/2014

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Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been missed out at the Baftas for the second year running.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug team of Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds were nominated for best special visual effects, but were beaten by space drama Gravity, which was also the biggest winner of the night.

The Hobbit team of Peter Swords King, Sir Richard Taylor, and Rick Findlater were also nominated for best make-up and hair, but were beaten by crime comedy drama American Hustle.

The annual British Film and Television Awards were held at the Royal Opera House in London this morning (NZ time).

The first part of the Wellington-made Hobbit trilogy - An Unexpected Journey - similarly missed out last year at the Baftas. It was nominated for best special visual effects, best sound and best make-up and hair. It failed to pick up awards in any of those catagories. 

Life of Pi - the story of a boy stranded on a boat with a tiger - won best special effects, while musical epic Les Miserables was judged to have better sound, makeup and hair.

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- The Dominion Post


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