Weta Digital’s Senior Effects Supervisor, Joe Letteri, was recently interviewed concerning his eighth Oscar nomination, this one for the special effects used in the second Hobbit movie. The interview, carried by Studio Daily, can be found here.

`The Hobbit; The Desoltion of Smaug`has just one the VES (Visual Effects Society) Award for “Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture thanks to the work done in animating Smaug. The complete list of winners can be found here.

Details of the extra contents found in the Collector`s Edition DVD box set of `The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug`, which will be released in the US on April 8th, can be found here.