You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Hobbit’ trails to you


Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won best picture, there will be serious anticipation for this.

On a trivial note, I believe "The Hobbit" could become the first prequel to be nominated for best picture — depending what your view of "The Godfather Part II" is. (Yes, "The Hobbit" came before the others in book form, but for our purposes, it's a prequel.)

More Film

  • Running for Grace

    Film Review: 'Running for Grace'

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

  • Most-Anticipated Fall Movies 2018: 'A Star

    Fall Movie Preview 2018: 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Halloween'

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

  • Ruth Wilson

    'The Affair's' Ruth Wilson Stays Mum on Controversial Exit

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

  • CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16:

    'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Star Lana Condor on Bringing More Diversity to Movies

    Doesn't the legitimacy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" as an automatic Oscar contender render the idea of a traditional Academy-pleaser irrelevant? I mean, I don't think typical Oscar voters really sees themselves in these characters — not in the literal sense, anyway. But you know, nearly nine years after "The Lord of the Rings: […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content