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Battle of the Five Armies receives two Saturn Awards

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fives Armies has received two Saturn Awards including “Best Fantasy Film” and “Best Supporting Actor” for Richard Armitage.

Richard Armitage showing off his award.

The Saturn Awards are awarded annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and are voted on by its members. The Battle of the Five Armies won two out of its seven nominated categories at the 41st Saturn Awards which were hosted in Burbank, California.

The final instalment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy beat Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Maleficent, and Paddington in the “Best Fantasy Film” category.

Meanwhile Richard Armitage saw off Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and J. K. Simmons (Whiplash) in the “Best Supporting Actor” category.

Congratulations to the production team, and Richard Armitage!

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