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On The Lot: 'The Hobbit', awards season, Peter O'Toole and more

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https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie http://www.thehobbit.com In theaters December 13th. The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehobbitmovie Warner Bros. Pictures (via YouTube)

This weekend, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was number one at the box office, bringing in more than $73 million. Movie moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein believe that some of that money should go to them.  For more on that and all the latest Hollywood news, we're joined by Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times for our weekly On The Lot segment. 

How do the Weinsteins figure they're owed money on a movie that Warner Brothers made? This is not the first time the brothers Weinstein have faced off with the Brothers Warner?

"The Hobbit" fits pretty neatly in the fantasy category, but a lot of films out this month don't fit neatly into any one category. 

What does this mean for awards, especially the Golden Globes, which break it down in terms of drama, comedy, musical?

Speaking of awards, the Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild nominations came out next week. What do these say if anything about the Oscars?

It's going to be tough competition for best supporting actor in this year's Oscars, but some think James Franco deserves a nod for his performance in the film "Spring Breakers". What's behind this odd campaign?

Every year at the Oscars, there is the in memoriam segment where they highlight the work of actors and other hollywood types who have passed during the previous year. This weekend we lost actress Joan Fontaine, who appeared in the film "Rebecca". We also lost actor Peter O'Toole, who was nominated for an Oscar many times but never won.

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