LOTR's wins 11 Oscars

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posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 04:43 PM
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Not bad for a country with as big a pop as some cities.
The film of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy - dubbed The Lord of the Ka-chings by some wags - won 11 Oscars at last night's ceremony in Hollywood to tie with Titanic and Ben-Hur for the most Academy Awards.
 

The Oscars included the plums best picture and best director for Peter Jackson. It also won for art direction, costume design, editing, make-up, music (score and song), sound-mixing, visual effects, and adapted screenplay.

The film of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy - dubbed The Lord of the Ka-chings by some wags - won 11 Oscars at last night's ceremony in Hollywood to tie with Titanic and Ben-Hur for the most Academy Awards.

The Oscars included the plums best picture and best director for Peter Jackson. It also won for art direction, costume design, editing, make-up, music (score and song), sound-mixing, visual effects, and adapted screenplay.

The film won in every category for which it was nominated but amid the orgy of Kiwi success, two Australians were able to raise their heads: Adam Elliot won the animated short film category for Harvie Krumpet, and cinematographer Russell Boyd won for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

When the 42-year-old Jackson - famous for not wearing shoes - won his director gong, he stepped up properly shod to say: "You're giving us such an incredibly overwhelming night. I'm so honoured and relieved that the academy have supported us and have seen past the trolls and the wizards and the hobbits in recognising fantasy this year."

He thanked "our wonderful cast who just got their tongues around this rather awkward text and made it come to life with such devotion and passion and heart"

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[Edited on 2-3-2004 by Zion Mainframe]




posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 11:50 AM
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"I'd like to thank...well everyone in New Zealand...."





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