The Hobbit misses out at Baftas

Ian McKellen was grinning but The Hobbit wasn't winning at the Baftas. Photo/AP
Ian McKellen was grinning but The Hobbit wasn't winning at the Baftas. Photo/AP

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been beaten out by Les Miserables and Life of Pi at the British Academy Film Awards.

Peter Jackson's epic failed to take home any Baftas despite being nominated in the make up and hair, sound and special visual effects categories.

Les Miserables took best make up and hair and sound, while Life of Pi took best special visual effects.

The loss does not bode well for The Hobbit's Oscar hopes.

It is nominated for best makeup and hairstyling, production design and visual effects at the February 24 awards ceremony.

Bafta winners 2013:

Best Film
Argo

Outstanding British Film
Skyfall

Director
Ben Affleck

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Leading Actress
Emanuelle Riva, Amour

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Outstanding British Debut
The Impostor

Film Not in the English Language
Margaret Menegoz

Original Screenplay
Django Unchained

Adapted Screenplay
Silver Linings Playbook

Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man

Animated Film
Brave

EE Rising Star
Juno Temple

Make up and hair
Les Miserables

Sound
Les Miserables

Special visual effects
Life of Pi

- nzherald.co.nz

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