No, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug did not win an Oscar for best sound editing, best sound mixing, or best visual effects (Gravity swept all categories) — but Benedict Cumberbatch did win our hearts and maybe an honorary Oscar for his portrayal of the movie's incredible dragon. The Cumberking took great measures to become J.R.R. Tolkien's most fearsome beast. He donned a motion capture suit, roared for the cameras, slinked around on a sheepskin rug, and studied lizards at a zoo. Benedict didn't take his dragon duties lightly. In this episode of The Sync Up, we go behind the scenes of The Hobbit's second installment and dig into the film's amazing visual effects.
Victoria's Secret Model Workout: 10-Minute Fat-Blasting Circuit
10-Minute CrossFit Workout From Jessica Alba's Trainer!
7 Other Times Kim Kardashian "Broke" the Internet
10 Minutes to Tone: Arm Workout
Insider Training: Victoria's Secret Ab Workout
Cookie Cups Inspired by Dominique Ansel's Cookie Shots
DIY: The Perfect Party Clutch in 2 Steps!
Pancake Lasagna: An Insanely Decadent Start to the Day
Remove Red Wine Stains Instantly – Here's How!
Exclusive: Tim Burton and Margaret Keane Gush Over Amy Adams
Top That! Shanna Malcolm Talks the Year's Best YouTuber Moments and More!
Learn How to Fix a Broken Heel!
Out on the Road? The Healthiest Fast-Food Meals to Order
Give Scandal Fans the Gift of "Dining" Like Olivia Pope
Cameron Diaz Admits She's "Not a Natural" at Singing
5 of the Most Gorgeous Gifts Sephora Has to Offer
From Killer Caramel Corn to a Futuristic Coffeemaker, the Best Gift Ideas
5 Tips You Have to Know When Shopping For Jeans!
Seth Rogen on His Crazy Chinese Talk Show Appearance!
Say Yes to 5-Minute Hairstyles For the Holidays!
3 Cool Ways to Get Away With Wearing Your Fave Holiday Sweater!
3 Veils, 3 Looks: Inspiration For Your Winter Wedding
Seth Rogen "Confesses" He's in a Relationship With a Man
Instead of Buying a Cupcake Kit, Give Her This Darling DIY Version
4 Tricks to Break In Your Boots
The House With the Geekiest Christmas Light Display Ever