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News for Feb. 22, 2004

ROTK Wins SAG Award!

2/22/04, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon

2004 SAG Awards
Billy Boyd arrives at the SAG Awards

ROTK has just won the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble. Bernard Hill, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, and Billy Boyd commented when accepting the award, and they were joined on stage by other cast members, as well as producer Bob Shaye.

Costume Designers Guild Awards

2/22/04, 9:02 pm EST - Xoanon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2004--The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) announced winners in five categories of theatrical films, television and commercials of its 2004 Excellence in Costume Design Awards. The Sixth Annual CDG Awards were presented yesterday at a black-tie banquet from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Anjelica Huston was mistress of ceremonies of the Awards for the fifth time. Presiding over the event was CDG President Deborah Nadoolman Landis. CDG officer Mary Rose supervised the Guild's awards competition.[More]

Lord of the Rings yields a two-hour symphony

2/22/04, 8:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Composer pared down 12 hours of music. 200 musicians and singers will perform Howard Shore's work at Place des Arts. Composer Howard Shore said that paring down roughly 12 hours of music from the three Lord of the Rings films to a two-hour symphony was a "heartbreaking" task. [More]

Triple Screening in Oz

2/22/04, 8:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Eglantine writes: It may be worth posting that a Melbourne suburban cinema is screening all three movies in sequence, daily until 3 March. [More]

It's good to be king

2/22/04, 8:26 pm EST - Xoanon

DALLAS -- For Viggo Mortensen, the journey toward stardom has been long, and it's not over yet. Since the Lord of the Rings trilogy made him world-famous in 2001, he's completed just one other film -- Hidalgo, due March 5 -- and now he's too busy promoting it to do much else. [More]

Another Award For Peter Jackson

2/22/04, 8:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Director Peter Jackson's progress to the Oscars ceremony next weekend has been sweetened by an award from British directors. They have named his third and final Lord of the Rings movie as best international film. [More]

Dueling Gurus

2/22/04, 8:15 pm EST - Xoanon

DiveTwin writes: The Chicago Tribune's Michael Wilmington and Mark Caro discuss their picks for the Academy Awards next Sunday. [More]

ROTK Award News

2/22/04, 8:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Jake writes: Unfortunately ROTK lost at the Cinema Audio Society's awards ceremony Saturday night for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing in a Motion Picture. The winner was "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

However ROTK has tied with "The Last Samurai" for Excellence in Costume Design for a Period/Fantasy Film, bringing ROTK's total number of "guild" wins to 8 out of the 11 that have been announced!

Baker Attends Celebrity Autograph Expo

2/22/04, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Gary writes: There will be a Celebrity Autograph Expo in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 20th at the Jordan Commons (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 21st at the Megaplex 12 in the Gateway (Noon-5pm). Sala Baker will be there. Take a look! [More]

Kweevak Radio: Gandalf and a Hobbit

2/22/04, 8:00 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from Kweevak Radio write: Don't miss the return of Paul "Turk" Henry of the band Hobbit to the Kweevak Radio Show on Thursday February 26, 2004, starting at 8pm EST. Paul will be back on the worldwide Internet radio show for the second installment of his interview with Kweevak's Rockin Rich Lynch. Mr. Henry will continue the conversation about his band's latest CD called "All For The One" - based on the Tolkien Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Return of the One Party VIP Ticket Auction!

2/22/04, 1:00 pm EST - Celeborn

TheOneRing.net is proud to offer for auction two VIP tickets to 'The Return of the One Party!' This opportunity is a fundraiser for a select literacy charity. You and a guest could be the lucky winners to attend Hollywood's biggest night at the American Legion Hall, where 1100 happy people will celebrate the nominations (and many wins) for Peter Jackson's magnificent final film in the LOTR trilogy. The auction ends in just 4 days! [More]

News for Feb. 21, 2004

ROTK Loses Out on WGA Award

2/21/04, 10:29 pm EST - Xoanon

The Writers Guild of America awards were just announced tonight in LA. ROTK (Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson) was nominated for Best Adaped Screenplay. It lost out to AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Based on the Comic Book Series by Harvey Pekar and the Novel by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner. [wga.org]

Howard Shore Signing Session in Montreal

2/21/04, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Howard Shore Signing Session in Montreal
Howard Shore in Montreal

I have just returned from the Howard Shore book-signing event at the Archambault Bookstore in Montreal. Howard is in town for the 'The Montreal Highlights Festival' event and will be conducting some of his work from The Lord of the Rings on Monday, February 23rd. [More]

Mardi Gras Parade Spoilers!

2/21/04, 1:11 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spies Craig, Dragongrrl and Taro have written in to reveal some excellently cool SPOILERS for the Bacchus Mardi Gras float -- with photos from Craig! [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

2/21/04, 6:23 am EST - Frode

Bilbo Baggins is smoking his pipe and minding his own business when one day the wizard Gandalf arrives at his front door. Gandalf asks if Bilbo would be interested in going on an adventure, but Bilbo declines. He invites the wizard to come over for tea some time so as not to seem rude, but excuses himself not wanting anything to do with adventures. The next afternoon his doorbell rings and a Dwarf pushes past him and sits down to eat by Bilbos table. He's followed promptly by 12 others of his kind and Gandalf. An unexpected party begins.[More]

News for Feb. 20, 2004

TORn Oscar Party Auction Preview

2/20/04, 9:54 pm EST - weetanya

From TORn Oscar Party Staffer Garfeimao: Here is a little preview of some of the great auction and raffle items we'll have on display at the Oscar Party. [More]

Lord of the Rings King of 2004 VES Awards

2/20/04, 12:54 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Minnie sent us the news that the Visual Effects Society (VES) gave ROTK four honors at their awards ceremony yesterday, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture. [More]

Blake's poetry makes an impression on Mortensen

2/20/04, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ruthe Stein writes: A black SUV pulls up across from City Lights, and Viggo Mortensen hops out. I suggested meeting at the North Beach bookstore to get away from the hotel where's he's stuck promoting "Hidalgo" -- a sort of "Seabiscuit" in the sand in which he charms the stirrups off a horse. [More]

Emerald Rose to Perform in Santa Monica on Feb. 27

2/20/04, 12:43 pm EST - weetanya

Emerald Rose has scheduled a debut public performance in L.A. area, in advance of their appearance as featured entertainers at the TORn Post-Oscar party for The Lord of the Rings. The Celtic folk-rock band from North Georgia will perform a special showcase of their high energy music at 14 Below, a music club in Santa Monica on February 27 from 7:30 to 9:00. The show will be followed by a meet and greet with the artists at the club. [More]

TV Watch: SAG Awards This Weekend

2/20/04, 12:32 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy LegolasArcher tells us that the Screen Actors Guild awards will air Sunday, February 22, on TNT at 8 p.m. EST/PST. [Press Release] [List of Nominees]

LOTR Spoofed in The Joy of Tech

2/20/04, 12:17 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Kam-Yung writes: The geek comic The Joy of Tech has written up a spoof on "The Lord of the Rings" related to the recent theft of part of the source code for Microsoft Windows. [More]

McKellen on UK chat show Parkinson, Feb. 21

2/20/04, 12:15 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Chris lets us know that Ian McKellen will be appearing on UK television on Saturday night (21st February, 10:30 pm) on the chat show Parkinson (BBC1). [More]

Rose Interview with Jackson Available in RM

2/20/04, 12:04 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Baggins' Pockets, among many other sharp-eyed spies, writes: Charlie Rose website has updated its archives -- the interview with Peter Jackson is on there now in Real Media -- all 53 minutes! [More]

Larry King Transcript with Astin, McKellen

2/20/04, 12:02 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Eleanor1013 (and many others!) tells us that CNN.com has posted the transcript from Sunday's edition of Larry King with Sean Astin and Ian McKellen. Ian and Sean are somewhere in the middle of the show. [More]

News for Feb. 19, 2004

Wood & Monaghan Mardi Gras Parade Cam

2/19/04, 2:51 pm EST - Xoanon

eekfrenzy writes: The Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras Parade will be Feb 23 at 5:45pm (US Central Time Zone), with Dominic Monaghan as the Celebrity rider. Feb 22 at 5pm (US Central Time Zone) will be the Krewe of Bacchus parade, with Elijah Wood as the Celebrity guest. One of the floats in the Bacchus parade is titled "Hobbits of the Shire". You can watch the Krewe of Bacchus parade via the Mardi Gras ParadeCam here. [More]

Richard Taylor At The Video Effects Society Awards

2/19/04, 2:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Umlaut writes: I went to the Video Effects Society Awards event last night in LA were ROTK picked up several awards including, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture. [More]

Howard Shore Honored at ASCAP Events

2/19/04, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy award-winning composer Howard Shore will be presented with the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. [more]

TV Watch: JRD on Dennis Miller Show Tonight

2/19/04, 12:22 pm EST - Xoanon

John Rhys-Davies will be on the Dennis Miller Show tonight on CNBC at 9PM. [More]

Howard Shore Signing in Montreal This Weekend

2/19/04, 11:18 am EST - Xoanon

Arwen Evenstar writes: Howard Shore will be signing autographs this Saturday (the 21st) at 2 PM at the Archambault Store located in the Place des Arts, Montreal. His concert will be held on Monday 23rd at the Place des Arts. I think that there are still some tickets left. [Tickets] [Directions to Archambault]

Look who's Tolkien

2/19/04, 10:44 am EST - Xoanon

And you thought The Lord of the Rings was only a story . . . entire families are smitten by the hobbit habit, says Arabella Warner. My 15-year-old son was approached recently in the playground by a prefect demanding he hand over his ring. Jewellery is not allowed at school and he thought that his Lord of the Rings trinket, bought at a pop festival last summer, was about to be confiscated. [More]

Rings finale 'beats Potter total'

2/19/04, 10:31 am EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Rings finale The Return of the King has reportedly overtaken the first Harry Potter movie to become the second most successful film ever. The final part of the Rings trilogy is now second only to the Titanic in worldwide takings, Screen Daily said. [More]

Royal Mail New Tolkien Stamps

2/19/04, 10:30 am EST - Xoanon

PennyQ writes: Here is a clip from today’s paper is this advert for some new stamps depicting Tolkien’s own illustrations. [More]

TV Watch: Monaghan on Jimmy Kimmel Live

2/19/04, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

Dominic Monaghan will be on the Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at 12:05AM on ABC. [More]

News for Feb. 18, 2004

VLIFE Magazine Talks ROTK Stars

2/18/04, 9:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Frodosam sends along the Feb/March 2004 issue of VLIFE Magazine, featuring Ian McKellen and Sean Astin. [More]

University of Wisconsin Talks Elvish

2/18/04, 9:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Michelle writes: Fans in the Madison, Wisconsin area with a desire to learn elvish might be interested to know that the University of Wisconsin has created a mini course on Sindarin to be taught by UW grad David Salo this spring. There are only a few spots left, so anyone wishing to enroll should check it out here. [More]

Chasing 'The Hobbit'

2/18/04, 9:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Rival studios must resolve distribution issues before the Tolkien classic can be made. Some key 'Lord of the Rings' stars indicate support for the project. The Hobbits have returned to the Shire, Gandalf has hung up his cloak and the Oscars are looming. But the battle for Middle-earth is far from over. [More]

For Your Reconsideration

2/18/04, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Thea writes: Less than two weeks until the big night and I've been trying to come up with a way for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” to break the all-time record for Oscar wins. I know, I know, with 11 nominations the best it could do is tie “Titanic' and “Ben-Hur.” As we all know, a tie is like kissing your brother and I'll have none of that. What we need is a good old-fashioned grassroots write-in campaign for Sean Astin and Miranda Otto. [More]

The King Takes Over The Park

2/18/04, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Brandon Gray from boxofficemojo.com writes: 'Return of the King' has eclipsed 'Jurassic Park' to become the 6th highest grossing movie ever domestically. 'ROTK' achived the milestone on Monday, climbing to $357.4 million versus 'Jurassic Park's $357.1 million. However, this could be the highest 'ROTK' will chart domestically -- #5 'Spider-Man's $403.7 million should prove insurmountable for 'ROTK.' When factoring in overseas grosses, though, it's a different story as 'ROTK' will ultimately be #2 on that front. [More]

Helms Deep in Suburbia

2/18/04, 8:44 pm EST - Xoanon

What is better than a snow-made Isengard on your front lawn? A Helms Deep in your garage! [More]

Alan Howard relished the Elvish

2/18/04, 2:22 pm EST - Xoanon

There's a ring to his voice, but that's what you'd expect from The Voice of The Ring. Alan Howard has had a distinguished career onstage for 45 years, but the most successful project he's ever been connected with is his involvement with The Lord Of The Rings, in which he is heard, but never seen. Director Peter Jackson tapped Howard to play the all-important Voice Of The Ring in the incredibly popular trilogy, but he's still not sure exactly how it happened. [More]

Lord of the Ringtones

2/18/04, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Tracey sends along this link to a LOTR-themed ringtone. Take a look! [More]

TV Watch: Sean Astin to Appear on 'Tavis Smiley'

2/18/04, 2:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin is going to be on the PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" today. [More]

More Info on the 2005 LOTR DVD Set

2/18/04, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Tonia writes: Concerning this article about a 2005 DVD Box Set, last month I went to a bookshop meeting with Jude Fischer and Brian Sibley here in London. One of the things that Brian said was that New Line will really release a trilogy box set next year and -- more important -- with a bonus disc containing many deleted scenes that didn't make even the extended editions.

Askmen.com Talks Elijah Wood

2/18/04, 2:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Who says young Hollywood stars can't have long-lasting careers? From childhood right until the present day, Elijah Wood has injected youth and fun into the movie industry. Instead of struggling for an identity and seeing his share of controversy ŕ la Macaulay Culkin, Wood has consistently found work and elevated his skills with every project. [More]

News for Feb. 17, 2004

Isengard Snow Sculpture

2/17/04, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Paul writes: During our brief winter snow here in North Texas, some friends of mine bypassed building the traditional "Frosty the Snowman". Instead, they focused their efforts on replicating the Tower of Isengard. [More]

Is This the Oscar Mafia?

2/17/04, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Not to point fingers, but it's Kevin Spacey's fault. Four years ago, when he accepted the Screen Actors Guild award for his performance in "American Beauty," Spacey dedicated the trophy to the residents at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home, saying, "Tonight, they are not forgotten." [More]

AOLers Can Ask Viggo Your Questions

2/17/04, 8:17 pm EST - Xoanon

TheKittyFromBree writes: AOL members can ask Viggo Mortensen questions by submitting them at 'AOL Movies'. Certain ones will be picked and asked.

SHOP: Gandalf on Shadowfax Image!

2/17/04, 4:26 pm EST - Celeborn

Sideshow/Weta's Gandalf on Shadowfax Statue!

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles is showcasing their very popular 'Gandalf on Shadowfax' statue at the International Toy Fair 2004 in New York City. This item has been on pre-order for the past few weeks, but this is the first time we have seen an actual picture! Check it out! [Scrapbook] [Pre-Order]

It's Return of the King by a mile

2/17/04, 3:55 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Rings is now even more of a racing cert for the best picture Oscar than Gladiator, according to our sophisticated Oscar predictor. With the important Bafta result on Sunday night, The Return of the King moved up to 6.5 Predictor Points, more than any film since Gladiator in 2001, and only beaten in the last six years by American Beauty, a runaway shoo-in with 9PPs. [More]

Trilogy DVD Box Set in 2005?

2/17/04, 3:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Tom Woodward from DVDAnswers writes: A reader of ours sent over an image of an advertisement which was apparently at the recent International Toy Fair 2004 event. It seems to suggest that the LOTR Trilogy will arrive in some kind of new package next year. [More]

Art Directors Honor 'King,' 'Mystic'

2/17/04, 3:51 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" added another prize to its collection Saturday by being named best period or fantasy film at the 8th annual Art Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. "Mystic River" took the other feature category for best art direction in a contemporary film. [More]

'Rings,' 'Pirates' Make Cut with Hollywood Editors

2/17/04, 3:50 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" added another notch on its awards-season belt Sunday as the final installment of Peter Jackson's epic trilogy earned the American Cinema Editors' honor for dramatic feature. [More]

Gollum's Oscar

2/17/04, 3:48 pm EST - Xoanon

'It's an honor just to be nominated'. Likewise, it's a diss to not be nominated, especially for an actor who "stole the show" in the most-nominated, highest-grossing and, IMHO, best movie of the year. I'm talking, of course, about Gollum, a.k.a. Smeagol, a.k.a. Andy Serkis. Serkis was not nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy, but should have won the award. [More]

Downsizing Frodo? Or Not?

2/17/04, 3:01 am EST - Tehanu

A few days back I posted Juliet Waldron's essay discussing whether the movies downplayed Frodo's heroism relative to the role he played in the books. That touched a nerve with many people both for and against that view. Here's the counterarguments from those who felt strongly that the movies did not 'downsize' Frodo. [More]

News for Feb. 16, 2004

Interactive Achievement Awards

2/16/04, 11:08 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD -- Elijah Wood and Jada Pinkett-Smith didn't get Oscar noms for their roles in last year's "Lord of the Rings" and "Matrix" sequels, but they may get a prize yet. [More]

TV Watch: Sean Astin on Jimmy Kimmel Live

2/16/04, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin is making the rounds on TV this week, you can catch him on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this Wednesday February 18th.

Viggo's 'Horse Is Good'

2/16/04, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Arwen writes: A new book of photography done by Viggo Mortensen has just been released. The title is "The Horse is Good". It can be purchased from Perceval Press. Horses as partners, as teachers, as fellow travelers asking no favors and returning respect for respect. The horse is good. These images by Viggo Mortensen are from Morocco, South Dakota, Montana, California, Iceland, New Zealand, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, and perhaps from the view out your window. [More]

Cashing In on Oscar

2/16/04, 10:18 pm EST - Xoanon

The Academy Awards may officially start on the red carpet, but the race for the green is already in full swing as many fans place bets on potential winners. Like racehorses rounding the final lap, nominees are cheered to nose out the competition and bring bettors the spoils of wealth and the glory of victory. [More]

Swedish Gossip Magazine Talks Viggo

2/16/04, 10:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Maria send along these scans from the March 2004 issue featuring Viggo Mortensen. [More]

TV Watch: Sean Astin to Appear on 'Tavis Smiley'

2/16/04, 9:57 pm EST - Xoanon

cyndi writes: Sean Astin is going to be on the PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" on the 18th. He will apparently be sharing the show with one other guest to be announced, no word on whether it's a LOTR related guest. Check your local PBS affiliate for air times. In New Mexico it airs on KNME ch. 5 at 11:30pm.

Rolling Stone Magazine Talks ROTK

2/16/04, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Elizabeth writes: The March 2004 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine features this look at Peter Jackson and the Oscars. [More]

Viggo Mortensen Talks to Unreel Magazine

2/16/04, 8:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Celebriel writes: Here is a very candid interview with Viggo Mortensen from the UK's Unreel Magazine. Who knew Viggo's scenes were cut from Woody Allen's 'The Purple Rose of Cairo'? Or that he auditioned for 'Greystoke'? [More]

ROTK 'Making-Of' Trailer Online

2/16/04, 8:35 pm EST - Xoanon

A 'Trailer Exclusive' of sorts has appeared on Apple's Movie Trailer section. Take a look at a few cool behind-the-scenes shots and, more importantly, PJ on a bicycle! [More]

Bernard Hill to Appear at Seattle Ringcon

2/16/04, 8:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Ron writes: Bernard Hill will be appearing the weekend of March 5-6-7, 2004 at RingCon... Seattle Airport Hilton. Also appearing will be Jed Brophy, who played several characters, including the orcs Snaga and Sharku in the films. Authors Barbara Hambly, Greg Wright and Robin Hobb will also be on hand to meet and greet. And on Friday night, a special "Mystery Guest" from the film trilogy will appear (to surprise Mr. Hill). [Ringcon.com]

Leonard Maltin's Oscar Predicions

2/16/04, 8:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Marianne writes: Movie critic Leonard Maltin offered his Oscar predictions on his show Hot Ticket this weekend. He and his counterpart Joyce Kulhawick offered their takes on who they believe will take home Oscar gold in comparison to who they think should win. [More]

ROTK DVD/VHS Box Set Images

2/16/04, 8:19 pm EST - Xoanon

No real surprises here, the ROTK DVD and VHS box set for the theatrical version of ROTK is available on lordoftherings.net. Take a look! [More]

Sideshow/Weta's Shelob now available for pre-order!

2/16/04, 4:07 pm EST - maegwen

Shelob from Sideshow/Weta!

Sideshow/Weta is now offering the Shelob statue for pre-order! The spawn of ancient evil, Shelob is an unholy terror lurking in the caves outside Cirith Ungol. Look closely and you will see a web-bound Frodo lying at her feet! *shudder* [Scrapbook] [Pre-Order Shelob]

NPR's 'Tech Nation' Talks to Jim Rygiel

2/16/04, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Jay writes: I heard an interview with the Special Effects Supervisor Jim Rygiel on NPR's "Tech Nation" last night. He mentioned that the extended DVD would have "over 1 hour" of extra footage! It was a good interview, fairly long, and I would think anybody who wanted to hear it might be able to do so at NPR's website. [More]

ROTK Banned in China? UPDATE

2/16/04, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

theo writes: I got this from a Taiwanese website last month. It seems Return of the King is facing the possibility of a government ban in China because the content is too supersticious(ghosts etc). I do not know if it is accurate but ROTK has not been screned in China yet.

J writes: I'm LOTR fans in Hong Kong. About the rumors that ROTK banned in China, just wanna update you that the it was officially announced that ROTK will nationally release on March 18, 2004.

ROTK Wins 'Eddie'

2/16/04, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Phizzler writes: The Return of the King has won the ACE "Eddie" award for a feature film drama. This award recognizes achievement in film editing. [More]

ROTK Takes Japan by Storm

2/16/04, 1:10 pm EST - Xoanon

jasmine writes: The total sales of the ROTK pre-order tickets was 16,272, it has broken the record of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in Japan. [More]

Ebert's Oscar Predictions

2/16/04, 1:42 am EST - Pippin_Took

Film critic Roger Ebert weighs in with his guesses on who will take home Oscar this year. Hint: if you're visiting this site, you'll probably like his top 2 picks (though maybe not his accompanying comments). [More]

Four Word Puns Reviews of ROTK

2/16/04, 12:12 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Susanne wrote to inform us that ROTK has a number of reviews listed on the Four Word Film Review website. [More]

JRD in Princess Diaries 2

2/16/04, 12:06 am EST - weetanya

JRD Fan Carpe_Gimli wrote: Last night the Princess Diaries (the original) was playing on tv, and I walked past as they were giving a sneak peek for the 2004 release of the Princess Diaries 2, and I swore I saw John Rhys-Davies's face, and I watched a little longer, and sure enough, he's there! I did a little research and according to IMDB, JRD will be playing Viscount Mabrey in the movie. [More]

John Boorman on the One that Got Away

2/16/04, 12:03 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Hellekin wrote: I thought you might find the following article in today's UK Guardian interesting. In particular John Boorman refers to his own aborted effort to make a LOTR film: "'I'm happy I didn't make it because it would have prevented Peter Jackson from making his magnificent trilogy which couldn't have been done without computers. His is much better than my film would have been.'" [More]

ROTK Wins Art Director's Guild Award

2/16/04, 12:00 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Phizzler wrote: Just wanted to let you guys know that Return of the King has won the Art Director's Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for A Feature Film: Period or Fantasy Film.  This guild also awarded The Two Towers last year. [More]

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