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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

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Film Synopsis

As Bilbo Baggins continues his quest to help the dwarves of Middle Earth regain their lost kingdom from the dragon Smaug, the band of friends encounters numerous challenges along the way. While the wizard Gandalf embarks on his own journey, Bilbo and his allies are pursued by the Orcs and find themselves first rescued and then imprisoned by the Wood-elves.

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Academy Awards History

This is the eighth Academy Award nomination for Joe Letteri. He was previously nominated for:

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)

Nominee, Visual Effects

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011) 

Nominee, Visual Effects

AVATAR (2009)

Winner, Visual Effects

KING KONG (2005)

Winner, Visual Effects

I, ROBOT (2004) 

Nominee, Visual Effects

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)

Winner, Visual Effects

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002)

Winner, Visual Effects

Letteri also received a Scientific and Technical Award (Technical Achievement) in 2003 with Christophe Hery and Ken McGaugh for groundbreaking implementations of practical methods for rendering skin and other translucent materials using subsurface scattering techniques.

 

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Eric Saindon. He was previously nominated for:

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)

Nominee, Visual Effects

 

This is the second Academy Award nomination for David Clayton. He was previously nominated for:

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)

Nominee, Visual Effects

 

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Eric Reynolds.

Other Nominees

Visual Effects