"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has received three Oscar nominations this year – best production design, best visual effects, and best make-up and hairstyling.
"I wish it was a year where we could celebrate Ian McKellen as supporting actor, or Martin Freeman - or Andy Serkis, for that matter - as a supporting actor," director Peter Jackson recently told Entertainment Weekly. "The acting awards seem to elude us, at least for these types of films. I don't know why."
Jackson's "The Return of the King" won all 11 Oscars for which it was nominated in 2003 – including Best Picture and Best Director.
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