Kiwi fans vote The Hobbit best film of 2012

Martin Freeman as Bilbo in The Hobbit. Photo/supplied
Martin Freeman as Bilbo in The Hobbit. Photo/supplied

It may not be tipped for Oscar glory, but New Zealand movie fans have voted The Hobbit as their best film of 2012.

The Peter Jackson-directed epic won best picture in the People's Choice awards.

Jackson also won best director for the film, which is nearing $1 billion in worldwide box-office takings.

The Duncan Sarkies-directed black comedy Two Little Boys took out best New Zealand film.

Skyfall, credited with reviving the Bond franchise, won best action film and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's first big screen effort Ted took best comedy.

Critically acclaimed time travel flick Looper took best sci-fi film while The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel won best drama.

Best actress went to Michelle Williams for her convincing portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.

Javier Bardem won best actor for his villainous turn in Skyfall.

More than 80,000 votes were cast by about 6000 people to decide the award winners.

Full list of winners:

Best movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best NZ movie: Two Little Boys

Best Action: Skyfall

Best comedy: Ted

Best drama: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best romance: The Five-Year Engagement

Best sci-fi/fantasy: Looper

Best thriller: Argo

Best documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

Best foreign language: The Intouchables

Best director: Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best actress: Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

Best actor: Javier Bardem (Skyfall)

Breathrough performance: Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Hero of the year: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Biggest wanker: Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

- Herald Online

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