The MTV Movie awards nominations are in and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is up for a raft of them, including:
- MOVIE OF THE YEAR
- BEST FIGHT: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
- BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION: Orlando Bloom
- BEST HERO: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
The MTV Movie Awards are on April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, and are hosted by Conan O’Brien.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the front runner in the UK’s Jameson Empire Awards 2014, with seven nominations, just ahead of Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Captain Phillips are also frontrunners for this year’s awards with five nominations apiece with Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space epic, Gravity, not far behind with four nods.
Voted for by the public, the Jameson Empire Awards 2014 recognises box office blockbusters alongside the critics’ favourites and sees films that may not be otherwise recognised, nominated for awards. Read more about the nominations here.Read More
Warner Bros. has announced that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on DVD and Blu-ray April 8.
A team of Danish programmers is rendering Middle Earth on a truly planetary scale. As reported on the Fast Company Design blog, “The scale model is called the Middle-Earth Project, and it is so epic in scope that you can see the Eye of Sauron from space, yet so finely detailed that you could zoom from space right into Bilbo’s Hobbit hole.”
You can watch a video demo of the project on YouTube, or download a demo of the program for yourself here, or join in on the lively conversation about the project over at io9.Read More