THE HOBBIT has picked up three Academy Awards nominations, although the Peter Jackson made film missed out on any major gongs.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was nominated for makeup and hairstyling, production design and visual effects at the Oscar nomination ceremony.
However it had no luck in the big categories such as directing, acting, and overall best picture.
The first Lord of the Rings movie was nominated for 13 awards, eventually winning four Oscars.
Director Jackson told Entertainment Weekly last month that he was not expecting nominations in the major categories.
The 85th Oscars will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.