The Hobbit snubbed by Baftas

Last updated 08:46 10/01/2013

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It may be raking in the box office cash but The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been snubbed in the Bafta awards nominations.

The British film award nominations were announced last night, and despite aspects of The Hobbit being filmed in England, the film was not nominated for a single major award.

The first in the trilogy of films, largely made in Wellington, missed nominations for best film, best director, and best leading actor and actress.

The Hobbit's first nomination, for sound, is quite a long way down the list.

It is also nominated for best visual effects and make up and hair.

Life of Pi, which is probably the closest comparison to The Hobbit for its use of 3-D technology, is nominated for a swag of awards.

They include best film, director, adapted screenplay, original music, cinematography, editing, production design, and costume design, and it competes against The Hobbit for best sound and special effects.

However, the poor showing is unlikely to concern Hobbit director Sir Peter Jackson too much.

The first instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Fellowship of the Ring, had a notably tepid reception in international awards but the trilogy went on to massive success and - most notably after the release of the final movie, Return of the King - a huge haul of awards.

2013 British Academy Film Awards main nominations:

Best film:


Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Best director:

Michael Haneke - Amour

Ben Affleck - Argo

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

Best actor:

Ben Affleck - Argo

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Best actress:

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Helen Mirren - Hitchcock

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard - Rust And Bone

Best Outstanding British Film:


Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Seven Psychopaths

Best supporting actor:

Alan Arkin - Argo

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Javier Bardem - Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Best supporting actress:

Amy Adams - The Master

Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Judi Dench - Skyfall

Sally Field - Lincoln

Best original screenplay:

Amour - Michael Haneke

Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

The Master - Paul Thomas Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal

Best foreign language film:

Amour - Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz

Headhunters - Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn

The Hunt - Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann

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Rust And Bone - Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux

Untouchable - Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun

Best animated feature film:

Here To Fall - Kris Kelly, Evelyn Mcgrath

I'm Fine Thanks - Eamonn O'neill

The Making Of Longbird - Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Best original score:

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Argo - Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi - Mychael Danna

Lincoln - John Williams

Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Rising Star Award (voted for by the public):

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander

- The Dominion Post


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