Movie fans vote for The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The TelstraClear Flicks.co.nz People’s Choice Movie Awards
NZ’s inaugural People’s Choice Movie Awards have been announced with movie fans choosing 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' as their favourite film of 2012.

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With Hollywood’s award season just around the corner, New Zealand’s inaugural People’s Choice Movie Awards winners have been announced and Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey chosen as the country’s favourite film of 2012.

With Hollywood’s award season just around the corner, New Zealand’s inaugural People’s Choice Movie Awards winners have been announced and Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey chosen as the country’s favourite film of 2012.

The TelstraClear Flicks.co.nz People’s Choice Movie Awards saw over 80,000 votes cast by nearly 6,000 Kiwis throughout December. Last night the diverse winners in 17 categories were announced and the trophies presented.

Despite opening mid-way through the voting period, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey proved close to film-goers hearts with Peter Jackson also taking out Best Director.

Daniel Craig’s return to the big screen as 007 helped propel Skyfall to the winner’s podium as the year’s Best Action, while it was his co-star Javier Bardem that was awarded Best Actor for a scene-stealing performance as the film’s villain.

Best Actress honours went to Michelle Williams for her turn in My Week with Marilyn, and other individual performances were also singled out for recognition – Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Hero as Katniss in The Hunger Games; Quvenzhane Wallis winning Breakthrough Performance for Beasts of the Southern Wild; and Tom Hiddleston receiving the dubious honour of Biggest Wanker as Loki in The Avengers.

Other notable winners included the Sarkies brothers’ black comedy Two Little Boys starring Bret McKenzie which was voted Best NZ Movie; foul-mouthed, pot-smoking Ted, which took home Best Comedy; box office juggernaut The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, winner of Best Drama; and Flicks critics’ number one film of the year, Looper, which won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

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10 Jan 2013

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