Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Hobbit: AUJ Receives Three BAFTA Nominations

Today the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced its nominees for the best in film for 2013. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey received three nominations in the categories of Make Up & Hair, Sound, and Special Visual Effects. The award is sort of the United Kingdom equivalent of the Oscar so a prestigious honor but not quite at the same level as an Academy Award nomination. The award ceremony will take place on February 10th at London's Royal Opera House. I believe they are televised in the UK but not elsewhere. The full list of nominations in 24 categories can be found here.

Make Up & Hair
Anna Karenina - Ivana Primorac
Hitchcock - Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Les Miserables - Lisa Westcott
Lincoln - Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou

Django Unchained - Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
Les Miserables - Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst
Life of Pi - Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
Skyfall - Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers

Special Visual Effects
The Dark Knight Rises - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
The Avengers - Nominees TBC
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth

1 comment:

  1. The Hobbit's positives are only in these three categories unfortunately and do not make up for the lack of character development and the ridiculous scenes that look like they were filmed by a home camera. Read more on