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Old 03-01-2004, 02:53 AM   #121
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Frodo DOES live! hurrah!

I'm so happy that Pete and the gang swept all their nominations! It was a well ended journey for the lot, and I can't help but imagine that they have spent 6 years with each other, which is a long to have a friendship grow. Not to mention having such friends to be potential godfathers of their future children.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the trilogy of The Lord of The Rings!
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:16 AM   #122
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OMG!!
WE WINSSSS
WE WINS ALL ELEVEN PRECIOUSESSS!!

Damn, this is so cool because PJ and the cast and the crew totally deserves it! Living in Asia, I had to sneak outta class to read the news in computer lab, and when I saw it, I just shouted right there in the lab.

WooT!!

Must.
See.
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Again...

May the Road go ever on and on and continue to impress future generations
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:33 AM   #123
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I was getting EMBARRASSED sitting and watching ROTK win oscar after oscar, and then I thought. Why Not!!!!!!It was brilliant.

2 of my favourite bits of the night were seeing Sean Astin in tears of joy when they won best picture, and I've just seen Sir Ian be interviewed by the BBC and he is completely off his trolley (i.e. drunk!) going on about how we won 27 oscars tonight, and not just 11. I can imagine him walking about all the group counting up the statuettes and getting drunker and drunker. Marvellous!
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:10 AM   #124
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I just want to post my congrats to PJ and the rest of the cast and crew for making one of our favorite little books into the most Oscar-decorated (who cares if it's actually a tie) movie of all time.
I personally shared Phillippa's sentiments when she talked about receiving the books from her parents at the age of 8 and absolutely falling in love with them (although mine were given to me in the form of The Hobbit by my uncle.)
For over twenty years now I've been returning to my favorite vacation destination--the books--but now, because of the movies, I feel I've been granted access to a whole new area I'd never seen before although I'd been going there for over two-thirds of my life. It's almost undiscovered territory--the movies--like when I first discovered the HoME series.
Wow! Who would have thunk it?!?!

P.S. One minor disappointment...when PJ and everyone else involved thanked JRRT, no one really seemed to care or applaud. Kudos to PJ and others for naming the Professor.

P.S.S. Do you get the feeling that the Hollywood crowd were getting sick of the LotR winning and fanfare? It reminded me of when Titanic won and how sick I was by the end of the show. You could tell the crowd was behind Lost in Translation, no doubt due in part to the fact it was an American movie.
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:52 AM   #125
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WOW!!! 11 out of 11! I didn't get to see all of it and I am in shock! Yay!! They deserve it. It totally makes up for not winning as many in FotR and TTT. Congrats to PJ and co.!!
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:23 AM   #126
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I guess I won't have to eat my hat.

Congratulations are in order to everyone involved with the project. I think they already knew that they were appreciated by people like us, but having a bunch of Oscars seems to make it more.....official? Like, "Yes, people really do like you!"
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:55 AM   #127
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1420!

WE WON WE WON

Congratulations ROTK for winning 11 Oscars!
I didn't think the academy had it in them to vote for a fantasy film.
The chat room had a big turn out.
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:12 AM   #128
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1420!

Oh yeah, Sir Ian seemed to be out of his trolley.

About the "journey" coming to a close, I agree with what Elijah and Pete said at the interview: "It's celebratory" ---rather than it being something that ought to be sad about.

I was sort of surprised that Viggo wasn't there. I take him to be hermit of sorts

Also, the victory of Jackson ought to be such that the fandom shares. It's OUR victory as well. Taking it from Pete's dedication as a fan himself, I don't see why it's not ours.

Besides, it's a milestone movie. It's so low budget that it's so innovative.
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Viggo Mortensen was actually away promoting another movie he's in - & since the promoting is part of the job, one can't really blame him.

But OK - he probably is the most withdrawn of the actors!
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:52 AM   #130
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YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I watched the ocscars last night and I loved it watching LOTR:ROTK win every oscar it deserved.
I loved the comments "By now eveyone in New Zealand has been thanked."
And a few oscars later. "People are moving to New Zealand to be thanked."
I thought it was great the hobbits were all there, too bad Viggo wasn't there. Oh well...
ALL IN ALL I think these oscars also honoured the trilogy as a whole!
I'm so Happy!
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oh wow! That was so amazing! I was predicting that RotK would get at least 9 Oscars, but I wasn't expecting that it would be such a clean sweep! Of course, I was hoping that they would get them all, but Jackson Be Praised, they did it!

I woke up half my family last night when I screamed after they won Best Picture!

SOOOO GOOD!
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:24 AM   #132
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Return of the King winning the Oscar for Best Picture was one of the greatest moments of my life!!!! I honestly felt like I was a part of something bigger. Did anyone else feel that? I somehow felt suddenly connected to all the Tolkien fans around the world, when Peter started thanking the fans. It was the greatest feeling in the world! I was left nearly in tears because of it!



I was sitting there, hanging onto the edge of my seat, while Return of the King was winning all of those Oscars. True, it really deserved Best Editing, Best Score, Best Costume, etc., but the real clinchers were Best Directing and Best Picture. I'm so incredibly proud of Peter, Fran, Philippa, the cast, and all of the crew. They were absolutely amazing people!


Return of the King did not win this Oscar for itself. It won it for all the other fantasy films that the Academy ignored in the past, like the Star Wars trilogy. This Oscar was for them too.

This victory is our Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a beacon of hope, to shine forevermore.
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:40 AM   #133
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So very, very glad to see that Alan Lee got the recognition he so well deserves!
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:42 PM   #134
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1420! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and the entire cast and crew of RotK and, indeed, the entire film trilogy! This is a pretty amazing achievement, particularly for a fantasy film.

Some facts and figures (courtesy of bbc.co.uk):

Films with the Most Oscar Wins

LotR: RotK (2004): 11 Awards (11 Nominations)
Ben Hur (1960): 11 (14)
Titanic (1988): 11 (12)
West Side Story (1962): 10 (11)
Gigi (1959): 9 (9)
The Last Emperor (1988): 9 (9)
The English Patient (1997): 9 (12)

The LotR Trilogy Oscars Record

FotR: 13 Nominations; 4 Wins
TTT: 6 Nominations; 2 Wins
RotK: 11 Nominations; 11 Wins

RotK is the joint top scorer (with Ben Hur and Titanic) for number of Oscars won, and one of only three films ever to have won every Award they were nominated for. And since the other two (Gigi and the Last Emperor) won 9 Oscars, RotK has the record for the highest ever clean sweep.

And with 30 Nominations and 17 Wins, it must surely be the best performaing trilogy at the Oscars.

Once again, congratulations to all involved. It is most richly deserved.

I am looking forward to watching the highlights tonight.

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Was Alan Lee named as a recipient of one of RotK's Oscars? If so, which one? I hope that John Howe was similarly honoured?
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YAY!! I can't believe we got 'em all! You think everyone was getting sick of hearing "Into the West?" They had to hear it over 12 times (I'm including the performance). I was so happy! I was looking forward to the announcement of best picture but then again I wasn't. I was thinking "just watch, we'll win everything else except the best picture" But we won!!!!

It was a bit sad that Viggo (or heaven forbid ) Orlando wasn't there but - oh well it was still great.


CONGRATS EVERYONE! YOU FINALY DID IT!!!
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Saucepan,

Alan Lee got an oscar for art direction. john howe didn't get one though.

ps look out for Alistair mcgowan on the repeat tongiht squirming in his chair every time rotk won another oscar (he hated the film!) Mr ross took the mick every time!

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I kind of knew we would win. I mean, if PJ spent so much time and money making the movies and he didn't get something for it, I think that a lot of people would be REALLY mad.

My favorite line was, "And he is wearing shoes." About PJ

I think that describes PJ so well. I actually wouldn't have been surprised if he wasn't wearing any shoes. PJ is practically Hobbit-like in his dislike for shoes.
Of course I noticed that while he got himself into a tux and shoes, he didn't seem to have bothered to make his hair look halfway decent.
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Mr Jackson was asked by the BBC who did his hair for the oscars and he said "I did"!!!!!

come one, he wore a tux didn't he? the academy should be honoured.

what about that presenter before the show with the 2.5 million dollar dress? wow!
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:55 PM   #139
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And with 30 Nominations and 17 Wins, it must surely be the best performaing trilogy at the Oscars.
Indeed, the nearest competitor I can think of is The Godfather films, which I make as having 29 nominations and only 9 wins (though two of those wins are for Best Pic).
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11 nominations, 11 Oscars won....Need we say more????
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I forgot to ask- Why werent Viggo and Orlando there? They were major character actors. Doesnt matter though, I suppose.
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After every Oscar The Return of the King won, I'd scream "5 OUT OF 5!!!" "6 OUT OF 6!!!" "10 OUT OF 10!!!" etc...

Yesterday night was something very exciting.
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RETURN OF THE KING IS THE CHAMPION!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO PJ AND **EVERYONE**!!!!!

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And I'm personally glad that Peter Jackson had his hair combed for the ceremony...Oh, wait...
I can't wait! You have to tell me, was he wearing those shorts? And shoes?
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I was really glad RotK won in all their nomination categories. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a first at the Oscars? Anyway, I think it really deserved it and was happy for everyone who was there. I was surprised they didn't get nominated for cinematography, because they probably would've won. I also think Sean Astin deserved a nomination for best supporting actor, but I guess you can't have everything... But having tied for most Oscars with Titanic and Ben-hur, RotK will probably be remembered for a long time in movie history. Once again, PJ and everyone really deserved it. Three cheers for all the LotR movies!!!
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Well I've been waiting for this moment for three years now, and boy, does it feel good! I really think they deserved everything they won after so many years of work and dedication. I was glad to see all of the hobbits were there too!
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No, Jackson showed up in his tuxedo best, or whatever kind of suit he was wearing.

It was really cool that they had Annie Lennox sing "Into the West" but too bad she was having trouble and the mike wasn't working.

I think that even if LotR/RotK hadn't won so many oscars and tied with those other movies it would have been remembered in movie history because it was the first film that ever filmed three movies at once. Very impressive.
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It made my morning and day to hear that Lord of the Rings won every Oscar it was nominated for. I didn't have a great day today but that cheered me up a bit.

My father said that he almost thought some of those Oscars were "Pity Oscars". He said that the movies were great the other two years and they didn't win much, and then this year they win everything and he almost thinks they gave them because they (the Academy) felt bad for witholding them for so long...

I really did enjoy "Into the West" though. Beautiful song...

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1420!

Yay we won!Cool beans!!I have an opinion though.Please promise not to hit me I don't think "Into the West" is that great of a song and Alison Krauss should have won best song award.WAIT!! before you hit me!!! I'm Over the moon about a clean sweep but I'm an Alison Krauss fan and I can't stand Annie Lennox's into the west I think they should have got Enya to do the song.Annie doesn't sound very Middle Earthish.But thats just my opinion.Please don't hit me.I kept telling my parents "We have to win best picture.We've been nominated for it before But we just have to win!".I was so against Lost in Translation, You have no idea.

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We won...what more have I to say?

LotR:RotK won 11 out of 11 Oscars. Making it technically one of the 'best' movies of ALL TIME! Even if it wasn't entirely true to Tolkein, we can still bow down before a truly epic piece of cinema that will live on through the ages as a classic, studied forever in film schools and by the Oscar winning directors and actors of the future. Simply amazing. Watching the Oscars, I honestly didn't care if it won anything. I was happy enough seeing Billy Crystal doing the "Return of the Host" film skit. I felt like it was Hollywood perverse homage to the master, in a bizarre, twisted way. HUZZAH! FORTH EORLINGAS! LET'S ALL GET LITTLE GOLDEN NAKED MEN AND SLAY AND DRINK AND....and....sleeeeeep....so late.....need bed....hobbit bed...must wake up in time for breakfast....and second breakfast
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76th Academy Awards

Yay!!! We won!!!

"People are moving to New Zealand to be thanked." (Billy Crystal) That was weird....

I stayed up until midnight recording the Awards and editing out the ads....so tired.

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I was depressed about that too.
And so was I. POTC was in for two categories without ROTK and didn't win either of them. *scowl* I though Johnny would get best actor for sure....Billy's thing at the start was fun, though, in a weird kind of way: "You'd best start believing in award shows Mr. Crystal...you're hosting one!" and Billy as Legolas in the elephant episode...LOL...

LOTR just won one Oscar after another...and another...and another...."Okay, it's official, there's nobody left in NZ to thank."

Hallelujah!

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I loved that PJ was so gracious...that is just so cool... so humble. That is the best part, I think. It's too bad the rest of the cast couldn't be there.

Johnny Depp should have won. But enough of that...

LOTR ROCKS!
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HURRAY!!! Finally, LOTR has been awarded with the recognition it deserves. It totally made my day when they won Best Picture and PJ won Best Director, not to mention making a clean sweep of everything. It's high time the Academy recognized that a movie's being in the fantasy genre doesn't automatically disqualify it from being in the running for the really big awards. Kudos to PJ and all the people who did their best to bring Middle Earth alive for all of us.

I do share the sentiments of those who were disappointed about Johnny Depp not winning for POTC, though.
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:59 AM   #155
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I think that the Oscars should be held before the rest of the awards, because by now, after the Golden Globes, the British Film Academy, the SAG, etc. etc. It's pretty much for sure that TRotK was going to win and there wasn't much surprises.

Somehow I felt that PJ was sitting there just waiting to be called, and it really screw it up that the winners weren't showing any real, extreme emotions because, well, they've done so in all those previous awards....

Meh.

Still...,

IT WON!!

Can anyone remember what Billy Crystal sang at the beginning of the show? The thing about TRotK which he sang to the tune of that song from Sounds of Music?

Damn.. cant wait till the DVD
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:56 AM   #156
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Here's some quotes from PJ and the hobbits at the post-Oscars party. http://www.iansmith.co.uk/lotr/weblogs/Feb29th2004.htm

Inter alia, PJ says he's finished editing RotK EE and it will be out in November.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:26 AM   #157
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P.S. One minor disappointment...when PJ and everyone else involved thanked JRRT, no one really seemed to care or applaud.
Dom did! He started to nod and clap enthusiastically but no one else followed his example so he quieted down. it was quite funny it was during Philippa's speech actually

I agree that all the crowd seemed sick and tired, even a little contemptuous of LOTR winning and such. Eh - like I couldn't care less. This just shows how shallow and snobbish (sp?) they are.
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Sorry, my first rant on the attitudes towards ROTK at the Oscars.

Notice how they stuck all of the LOTR crew on the right hand side of the auditorium?

Now I'm wondering, if this had been a big American movie, where would they have been sitting?

Hmmmmmm............

Also, the auditorium had the decency to join in when some actors on the left hand side of the auditorium stood up (funnily enough, one of the first was Naomi Watts) when Sean Penn won his award. He then got a standing ovation.

Hey, what happened when a lot of the people on the LOTR side of the auditorium stood up to applaud ROTK as Best Film? What did the rest of the auditrioum do? Absolutley NOTHING. They sat on their rich, fat behinds and sulked like school kids!

Anyway, well done to ROTK, but how come it did so well if the breadth of feelings from inside the auditorium is any way to go? Weren't most of the people on the ground floor members of the Academy and therefore voters?????

I noticed how Jackson made an aside comment to Billy Crystal who hillariously (NOT!) kept mentioning the amount of thanks to New Zealand throughout the show (talk about flogging a dead horse!) But Jackson slapped him down at the end and told him to go over to New Zealand to make a film if he was worried! I think Peter was a little bit peeved at the continuous snide remarks from Mr Crystal.

Rant over.

It was nice to see Mr Speilberg and Mr Cruise give the 2 main awards to Peter Jackson. You could see at least THEY were happy for ROTK to have won. Respect to Steven and Tom.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:31 AM   #159
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I stayed up all night just to watch the Oscars, and it was so worth it! I knew it would win the technical awards, but I was holding my breath and closing my eyes for Best Director and Best Picture, just in case the Academy had done a total turnaround and gone for something like Lost in Translation instead. But they DIDN'T!

I think every award they got was well deserved - it would have been nice if they'd had more of the cast than just the hobbits, Ian, and Liv, but oh well. I do wish I'd seen Ian off his trolley, but I didn't watch it last night...this is what comes of staying up to the wee hours to watch it the night before.

I don't know, I think it might have been quite cool (although strange) if PJ had accepted the award in his ordinary shorts and bare feet Oh well, I suppose it would have been unacceptable to show up for the Oscars like that.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:02 AM   #160
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Do we honestly need to bother what those pathetic snobs think? They probably had the greatest surprise of their lives! I think people are finally starting to realize that there is more to a movie than brainless blondes running around in skimpy clothes, claiming to fall in love, and then having to "keep her man" from a rival. They sulked because, for once, their hypocritical values were exposed for what they were, hypocritical and shallow.

Kudos to the Academy!!!!
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