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Peter Jackson - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
Pro: It was just nine years ago that Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" marched into the Oscars and swept the night away. It takes a special urge to honor on that level and there could be a lot of excitement around the director's return to Middle Earth among fans of the franchise within the industry.
Con: But then again, perhaps the time has come for this material to be rewarded. The been-there-done-that sentiment is a very real thing and the whole enterprise, however technically updated, could just smell too familiar to members looking for fresher possibilities.
- Kristopher Tapley