|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|Writer||Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro|
|Starring||Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage|
|86th Academy Awards|
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the second installment of a three-part film adaptation based on the 1937 novel "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film's screenplay was written by Peter Jackson, his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro, who was originally chosen to direct before leaving the project in 2010. The ensemble cast also includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, James Nesbitt, and Ken Stott, and features Stephen Fry, Sylvester McCoy, and Manu Bennett.
- Best Sound Editing — Brent Burge, Chris Ward
- Best Sound Mixing — Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson
- Best Visual Effects — Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?