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News for Mar. 31, 2002

Weekly Ebay Items

3/31/02, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on. You can click on any item you wish, it does not mean you are bidding for the item. Have fun and keep checking back here every week! See something I've missed on another auction site? Drop me a line! [More]

Lesnie Award Joke: WAS A JOKE....IT'S ALL OK NOW

3/31/02, 7:58 pm EST - Xoanon

We love Andrew, and so should you

Wow, never thought I'd get so many feathers russled in less than 4 hours. Well it seems a few folks were less that happy at our little 'Andrew Lesnie Loses Oscar' joke, so we're taking that puppy down and giving everyone a big hug and saying 'it's all ok now'. Seriously though I do apologize for that faux pas, sometimes we don't realize just who reads us, including the folks we talk about.

Well, let's see what we can use to replace that one...

Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen form a rock band and begin tour!

Calling themselves 'Three Men Minus A Man' the band plans on touring all of south west New Jersey by the end of the summer! *cough*

Sorry Andrew/Mark/Jan/Fran/everyone, we love you, don't be upset!

Future Cast Projects

3/31/02, 7:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Mackenzie (Elendil) gets his photos done in 'One Hour', David Wenham (Faramir) gets 'Pure', while Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad) and John Leigh (Hama) get thier PHD's and become 'Spin-Doctors'. [More]

TORN Oscar Party Report

3/31/02, 5:55 pm EST - Xoanon

The Time Warrior sends in her oscar party report from 'The One Party To Rule Them All' on oscar night! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

3/31/02, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at all the LOTR stars you can catch on the small screen this week! Including UK listings and my personal favorites! [More]

TTT Trailer: Turkey

3/31/02, 12:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Yusuf writes: FOTR will be in theaters once again on April 5 in Turkey with the attached TTT trailer. Also the new FOTR poster was released. [More]

Good News For Music Lovers -UPDATE-

3/31/02, 11:56 am EST - Xoanon

Many people have written in asking us where they can buy the music book that Elfish wrote in about, I asked her to find a few resources online, here is what she wrote to me. [More]

News for Mar. 30, 2002

Lord Of The Pins

3/30/02, 4:41 pm EST - Xoanon

When I first called Paul Badali of Badali Jewelry with the idea of making a pin for the Oscar nominees, I never thought in my wildest dreams we'd see them wearing the pins live on television.

During our Oscar party Randy Cook walked up to me and apologized for not wearing his pin, saying that he was extremely nervous for the Oscars and forgot about it on his hotel dresser. Jan Blenkin, Peter Jackson's personal assistant rushed up to me just before getting into her limo and begged me for a pin, I of course obliged (I hope you get yours soon Jan!). [More]

Sean Bean In Moby Video?

3/30/02, 3:21 pm EST - Xoanon

MSC writes: Sean Bean (Boromir) makes a cameo in Moby's new music video "We Are All Made Of Stars." The video features celebrities from the movie and music business. In Sean Bean's scene, he is sitting in a car lip-synching to the song.

TTT Trailer With Police Escort?

3/30/02, 3:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Jeremy sends along an interesting story about viewing the TTT trailer last night. hrmmmm [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats For March 30th & 31st

3/30/02, 3:03 pm EST - Strider

Almost two years ago, on April 7th 2000, Tolkien fans around the world were given a first glimpse at Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy currently filming in New Zealand, a project that promised to bring to life the dreams of all Tolkien fans and make the world of Middle-earth a little less fantasy and a little more real. And now after the release of Fellowship of the Ring, we're back on the rollercoaster again as we see the first Teaser Trailer for The Two Towers. This weekend the Hall of Fire crew invite you to join us as we discuss The Two Towers Teaser Trailer. [More]

Media Watch: Scope Magazine

3/30/02, 2:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Bee sends along the latest issue of 'Scope Magazine' with a small article on our Cate Blanchett (Galadriel). [More]

LOTR Costume Exhibit In LA

3/30/02, 2:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy BILLabong the Pony sends along these great images from the LOTR costume exhibit at the FIDM in LA, take a look at Sauron! [More]

BBFC Imply Lord Of The Rings Cuts Possible

3/30/02, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Some disturbing news from the BBFC today could lead to problems with the November announced 4-disc set of Lord Of The Rings. A recent policy decision at the British Censorship Board means that two versions of the same title may not be on sale at the same time with different certificates. [More]

SHOP: Good News For Music Lovers

3/30/02, 2:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Elfish writes: After months of waiting, I was finally able to get the FOTR music book(piano/vocal/chords) from my local music store yesterday. [More]

News for Mar. 29, 2002

Richard Taylor back in NZ

3/29/02, 8:26 pm EST - Tehanu

"NZ TV showed Richard Taylor arriving back in Wellington today, he had a bag full of mini-Oscars (about half the size of the real statues) for everyone at WETA. He said it was great to be back and that Hollywood was a new experience for him. The real statues are destined for a cabinet in the one of the workshops at WETA. His partner Tania Rodgers did not attend the Oscars because she was expecting a child in a fortnight." Thanks to Will for that.

French and Saunders LOTR Spoof Online.

3/29/02, 7:58 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Jim for this: "Hi I've recorded the French & Saunders FOTR Spoof Movie clip. It's 5mins long
and 80MB download ! Its Mpeg2 compressed and good quality .If you have Broadband then it's 'make yourself a cup of tea and some Lembas! [More]

TTT Trailer: It pays to check.

3/29/02, 7:45 pm EST - Tehanu

We've got some ecstatic emails from people who've gone to see FOTR today and saw the TTT footage at the end; some disappointed mail from those who went and found it wasn't there. Some cinemas are waiting on God and Fedex to send them the final reel with the new footage, some tacked it onto whatever they were showing a few days ago. SO: It pays to call ahead if you're hoping to see the TTT footage. We're not about to list everywhere in the world that does and doesn't have it.

DorkTower LOTR Cartoon

3/29/02, 5:23 pm EST - leo

Well, seeing as we are in a cartoon-ish mood today this one from the Dork Tower (where some people are obviously still waiting for the votes from the cast en crew from 'Mission to Mars' to arrive) is very funny as well, check it out! [More]

More About The Hollywood Bowl Event

3/29/02, 5:15 pm EST - leo

Several people have emailed me in the past few hours telling me that the symphony Howard Shore composed especially for the Hollywood Bowl we reported on earlier today will be performed on august 10th and, much to my surprise, we even have a lineparty for it! [More]

Thanks to Kailin for the info!

Check First!!!!

3/29/02, 3:37 pm EST - Calisuri

Michael and Mary from Louisiana send in a warning for those of you heading to the theaters today. Call your local theater ahead of time to make sure the 'new' reel of Lord of the Rings has arrived. From Mike & Mary's experience, the new print will not be in their theater until later in the evening, so the matinee showings will NOT have the Two Towers footage. Moral of the story: Call before you go!

TORN Digital: Chapter III

3/29/02, 3:28 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN DIGITAL Chapter III: Ian McKellen Interview - Elves Report. You Decide

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) recently visited New York and spoke to us about filming FOTR, working with Ian Holm, and gave us a few exciting details about The Two Towers! [More]

TORN Party Pics

3/29/02, 2:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spies Vikki, Melinda & Carrie send along these pics from our Oscar Party. Take a look at all the well dressed folks that night! [More]

TheFellowship.nl Weekly Cartoon

3/29/02, 9:33 am EST - leo

I'm pretty sure I mentioned it before but Community website TheFellowship.nl has an awesome weekly cartoon feature that you really don't want to miss out on! Check out this week's cartoon! [More]

Dagorhir's Ragnarok XVII: Live Action Tolkien Festival

3/29/02, 9:16 am EST - leo

Community members Dagorhir are organising another great national live action festival in Ohio this year and guess what, we are all invited! Look for more information about this event on their website! [More]

Oscars Like Being An Extra In A Movie

3/29/02, 9:04 am EST - leo

The Oscars' experience had been like "being an extra in someone else's movie", a tired Fellowship of the Ring director Peter Jackson said after arriving back in Wellington yesterday. [More]

LOTR Symphony To Play At Hollywood Bowl

3/29/02, 8:57 am EST - leo

Today I heard on KFWB (a Los Angeles AM radio news station) that Howard Shore is putting together a LOTR: FOTR symphony that will play at the Hollywood Bowl sometime this year during the Bowl's 81st season.

Thanks to Estel for that!

In Gathering Darkness

3/29/02, 8:43 am EST - leo

Who will step forward? It's a question British actor Christopher Lee asked when interviewed by National Geographic for the documentary, "Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings." [More]

The Two Towers Footage is here!

3/29/02, 12:29 am EST - Calisuri

Treebeard. Gollum. Eowyn. Helms Deep. Theoden...what do these people, places and things have in common? Well, you can see them all in the Two Towers footage being released this weekend! Just wait a few seconds after the end of Fellowship of the Ring and you'll be treated to 4 minutes of pure Two Towers bliss. I'll have my behind firmly planted in my local theater. Where will you be? If you are looking for someone to go with, contact your local movie line party and make some plans! [More]

News for Mar. 28, 2002

French and Saunders: LOTR spoof.

3/28/02, 10:56 pm EST - Tehanu

News from Steve about the French and Saunders comedy special on BBC1 tomorrow night (Good Friday) in the UK. "It's a complete spoof of FOTR. The trailer was very funny and showed a clip of Galadriel (Saunders) talking to Frodo (Dawn French). Even the music was very close to the original! The show is on 9.30-10.00pm"

Christopher Lee records with the Tolkien Ensemble.

3/28/02, 10:46 pm EST - Tehanu

Caspar Rieff of the Tolkien Ensemble wrote in to say "Christopher Lee has finished his recordings on The Tolkien Ensemble's next album, 'At Dawn in Rivendell.' Christopher Lee recites about 20 poems from The Lord of the Rings, set to music by Caspar Reiff and Peter Hall and sings the character of Treebeard!" Here's their website

The CD will be released in October.

Media Watch: The Dominion

3/28/02, 10:38 pm EST - Tehanu

The Oscars' experience had been like "being an extra in someone else's movie", a tired Fellowship of the Ring director Peter Jackson said after arriving back in Wellington yesterday. [More]

Media Watch: BBC Front Row

3/28/02, 10:27 pm EST - Tehanu

The Peter Jackson/Peter Calder interviews from yesterday's BBC Radio 4 "Front Row" special on LOTR can now be heard here - it's a 30-minute Real Audio file. Thanks to the Speaking Clock again.

TTT: Great Legolas Shot From TTT

3/28/02, 5:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Rodrigo sends us an amazing shot of Legolas from The Two Towers! !Spoilers! [More]

'Ring' characters tell a tale of two scars

3/28/02, 4:59 pm EST - Xoanon

arien writes: Here's an interesting article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the facial scars on Viggo Mortensen and Sean Bean. [More]

More Party Pics

3/28/02, 4:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Deliz sends along her collection of party pics from TORN's Oscar Night. Check them out! [More]

And you should also check out Linda's pics, good shots of the VIP guests! [More]


3/28/02, 4:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Probe Droid writes: 'The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring' hitting bookstores. The 192-page book contains 500 illustrations (drawings, photos, sculptures) relating to the film and includes "detailed sections on locations, creatures, costumes, and armor." [More]

SFFWorld: Fantasy Films

3/28/02, 4:20 pm EST - Xoanon

In One of Tolkien’s widely recognized essays "On fairy stories" he emphasized that the happy ending, the "eucatastrophe", is an essential element of Fantasy, necessary for it to fulfill its major functions: Recovery, Escape, Consolation. It is ironic then, that fantasy finds it’s roots deep in mythology. The themes in the two genre’s are distinctly different. [More]

Richard Taylor visits Sideshow

3/28/02, 2:30 pm EST - Calisuri

The folks at Sideshow Toy had a visit from two time oscar winner, and everyone's favorite visual effects wizard, Richard Taylor. Check out the coverage on the frontpage of SideshowToy.com. [More]

Inside the One Party and Pub Moot Pics

3/28/02, 12:43 pm EST - Tookish

Ian Smith throwns down a hearty party review. Check out the story and amazing photos of Ringer fans and party guests doing there thing at the HAC! [More]

Also, check out these fun pictures of the day before at Pub Moot. Wish I'd been there! [More]

Keep those pics and news reports coming Ringers!

LOTR Parody on BBC Easter Special

3/28/02, 10:47 am EST - leo

TORn Staffer Arathorn dropped me a line about the French & Saunders Easter Special on the BBC which will feature a special LOTR parody. [More]

Also, the BBC seems to be using Howard Shore's Oscar winning score in their tv spots to promote their big Easter production, "Arthur: King of the Britons".

Mortensen In The Saddle For 'Hidalgo' At Disney

3/28/02, 10:26 am EST - leo

Viggo Mortensen is in negotiations to star in 'Hidalgo' the Walt Disney Co. horse-racing tale scheduled to be a summer 2003 tentpole release. [More]

Jackson Runs Rings Around The Beatles

3/28/02, 10:02 am EST - leo

Thank Gollum they didn't let it be. This week at the Oscars The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson met one his idols, Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, and it was revealed the pair shared common ground. [More]

NZ Cashes In On Oscars

3/28/02, 9:52 am EST - leo

Hollywood stars opening up the Los Angeles Times the morning after the Oscars could not avoid being reminded of New Zealand's success. [More]

TORN's TheOneParty To Rule Them All Rocks L.A.

3/28/02, 1:08 am EST - Jincey

The lights have dimmed, the party is over, and I'm sitting here trying to remember every detail of this past weekend, a whirlwind of activity for the TORN staffers that organized and prepared for our "One Party to Rule Them All." [More]

News for Mar. 27, 2002

DVD Release: At last, ALL the details?

3/27/02, 8:44 pm EST - Tehanu

Here's a story from Digital Bits that seems to clear up the confusion about what's contained in which DVD. DigitalBits - click on the column dated 3/27/2002 "One Ring to Rule them All."

United Cutlery: Narsil Replica

3/27/02, 8:32 pm EST - Tehanu

Jason wrote in to say "This may not be news to you, but I just noticed this. . .the page United Cutleryhas been updated, with several nice production stills. I was pleasantly surprised to see Narsil (as wielded by Elendil) added to the catalog!"

Media Watch: BBC "Front Line"

3/27/02, 8:15 pm EST - Tehanu

The Speaking Clock wrote in to tell us about an interview with PJ that was on BBC Radio's "Front Line" programme. [More]

Christopher Lee Talks Oscars

3/27/02, 6:45 pm EST - Jincey

Today TORN staffer Leo had the honour of attending a press conference from Christopher Lee in which he spoke for a while about the Oscars, and he mentioned that: "...never in the history of the Oscars has the Academy voted for a fantasy film (...) they are going to have to when the second film comes out, and the third film comes out." The full transcript of the press conference will be online sometime this weekend.

More Boxoffice News...

3/27/02, 5:31 pm EST - leo

According to TORn Staffer Frode the Japanese distributor of LOTR:FOTR updated his estimated number of how much the movie would gross over there from USD 120 million to USD 130 million!

LOTR Beats SW In All Time Boxoffice

3/27/02, 5:24 pm EST - leo

According to WorldWideBoxOffice.com LOTR:FOTR passed Star Wars on the list of all-time most grossing movies! Now if we all go and see the movie and the new trailer a few times this weekend we might just catch up with Harry Potter and SW:EPI! [More]

Official Site Updates!

3/27/02, 4:44 pm EST - leo

The official site, LordoftheRings.net, has been updated with a pretty cool quicktime clip of PJ explaining the new LOTR:TTT preview, some new pictures, a screensaver and much more, check it out! !!Spoilers!! [More]

'Rings' fans looking to next year's awards

3/27/02, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD ? If Tinseltown awarded an Oscar for best fans, this year's voting wouldn't even be close. While nominees, winners and hangers-on at Hollywood's most important awards show took every opportunity to strike a pose for paparazzi, to schmooze with movie industry moguls and to mug for television cameras, the makers of "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings," went directly to the fans. [More] Thanks to Larry D. Curtis of the Deseret News

Weta man a wizard on the quiet

3/27/02, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson is a household name for his work as the visionary director of The Lord of the Rings, and now a new local hero has emerged in the wake of the first film's four Oscars. [More]

New LOTR Triva Board Game In The Works?

3/27/02, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

spring-time Englishman writes: I have just spoken to Angie from Daeron's books, she is a long-term member of the Tolkien Society, and thought you would be interested to know that she has won the contract to compose the questions for a new international board game of The Lord of the Rings that will be out for Christmas. [More]

Anyone Want To Go To Iceland?

3/27/02, 1:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Björn G writes: I just thought you might want to know that they are starting to show the TTT trailer today, 27th of March in Iceland. The cinema which is showing it says that this is world premier of the trailer.

'One Party To Rule Them All'

3/27/02, 3:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spies from all over the globe are sending us pictures from our 'One Party To Rule Them All', take a look at these beauties! [More]

News for Mar. 26, 2002


3/26/02, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon

New Line Cinema just announced the full specs and release date for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on DVD. The Disc will street on August 6 for a MSRP of $29.99 and will hold the following features in a two-disc set. [More]

TTT trailer shots on TV.

3/26/02, 11:08 pm EST - Tehanu

"I just saw a new comercial for Lord of the Rings on ABC. What was special about it was the voiceover mentioned the oscar wins and then as he mentioned the new footage being added to the end of the movie this weekend they showed three small cuts of NEW Two Towers footage. One of three riders on horseback traveling through a grassland, a woman standing amidst a large castle and a final shot of the battle at Helms Deep!!"

Thanks to Tony for this!

The Oscars Acceptance Speeches.

3/26/02, 10:06 pm EST - Tehanu

Scoop newsagency has the text of all the LOTR Oscar-winners speeches, so you can read what they said!
Best ScoreHoward Shore's Acceptance Speech.
Visual Effects:Jim Rygiel and Richard Taylor
Best Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie
Best Make-up: Peter Owen and Richard Taylor

TheOneParty: Tehanu's report.

3/26/02, 5:00 pm EST - Tehanu

Last I met Richard Taylor for the first time, in his NZ office surrounded by the products of WETA's imagination and industry. When we saw each other again on Sunday, we both grinned and he said what I was thinking, 'Who would have thought?' Who would have thought we'd next see each other at a Hollywood party, with four Oscars on the table next to us? [More]

Strangers From Distant Lands...

3/26/02, 4:36 pm EST - Xoanon

L to R: Corvar, Calisuri, Tehanu and Xoanon

I've finally made my way through almost 1500 new emails and am able to write a little bit about the past weekend.

Expect a rather detailed report soon, with pics and video clips from the entire weekend, but I must tell you right now that it was truly wonderful to finally meet so many folks from the TORN crew, who really are family to me.

I'll always remember my visit to New Line (sorry Ruth, we forgot to return our visitor badges!), meeting Gordon Paddison and Wendy Rutherford, bowling at 'The Big Lebowski' bowling alley (I'm a horrid bowler), and of course, 'The One Party To Rule Them All'.

Yes my friends, we WILL be doing this next year!

Waiting In The Wings

3/26/02, 4:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this very nice cartoon from the NZ Listener, you can tell there is no shortage of love and respect for PJ down in NZ. [More]

SHOP: Noble Collection Update

3/26/02, 4:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Ellen writes: The Noble Collection has new LOTR replica items up for ordering on their website. [More]


3/26/02, 3:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy RobertoZombie sends along this bit of info on a LOTR party tonight on the Warners lot. This is no rumor, there will be a party tonight, I was in fact invited to it. Update: it seems that the party is in fact a press announcement on the LOTR:FOTR DVD details, such as release date, content and more. [More]

More Great TTT Pics!

3/26/02, 3:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Rodrigo sends along some great pics from The Two Towers! Some appear to be from various newspaper clippings and spy pics we posted many a year ago during principal photography, but still cool to gaze at! !Spoilers! [More]

Plus a link to some other great pics from TTT, check out Faramir!! !Spoilers! [More]

DVD-burning lab shut down in New York

3/26/02, 2:42 pm EST - Xoanon

A rogue DVD-burning lab was shut down by law enforcement in New York on Friday, the first time that's happened in the United States, according to the movie studios' trade association. [More]

LOTR Fan Club TORN Party Pics

3/26/02, 2:27 pm EST - Xoanon

From The LOTR Fan Club: Thanks to everyone at TORN for a fantastic night! We had a fantastic time leading up to the party and the party was the icing on the cake. I think I need a week in bed to catch up with all the sleep (tell me about it -Xo). I have over 150 photos to put up on the site soon, a couple of my favourite pictures from last night (along with a rather irreverent competition) are in the montage. [More]

NZ/Oscar Trivia

3/26/02, 2:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ataahua sends along some interesting information about Oscar night, and the NZ connections. [More]

Red Carpet Talk

3/26/02, 2:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Jen sends along this link to E!'s Joan Rivers' clip talking to Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Peter Jackson, notice the VERY lovely TORN pin he's sporting! (RealPlayer needed) [More]

Christopher Lee At 'BIFFF'

3/26/02, 2:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Guybrush Threepwood writes: I attented a screening of Dagon (adapted from Lovecraft), yesterday at the BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival), Christopher Lee (Saruman) was there. [More]

Billy Boyd's Future Projects

3/26/02, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Stewart from BillyBoyd.net sends us some information on a few new films featuring the lovable Scottsman. [More]

TTT Trailer: Brazil

3/26/02, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Rodrigo sends along this cliping from a local paper in Sao Paulo about the TTT Trailer! It says: "Worldwide relase with new cenes and exclusives of the second episode of LOTR - The Two Towers. (before the final credits of the LOTR - FOTR) [More]

FOTR becomes the second-highest grossing film in Canadian history

3/26/02, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

ALLIANCE ATLANTIS' theatrical release of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING records $50.2 million dollars of box office sales in Canada to date. [More]

Media Watch: 2002 Style Magazine

3/26/02, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Quinn sends along along this scan about the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City, which Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) attended. [More]

Lawrence Makoare Spotted In London

3/26/02, 12:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Cheryl writes: ...imagine my surprise when my friend came home with pictures of Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) in London! [More]

TTT Trailer: Los Angeles

3/26/02, 11:29 am EST - leo

Some people emailed me telling the rumour goes that the LA tv-station Channel 2 will be previewing the new trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers this friday. People who happen to know more about this or get the chance to see it; let us know!

TTT Trailer: Kansas

3/26/02, 10:47 am EST - leo

Well, life is unfair sometimes. I'm sitting here waiting untill april 5th before I can see the trailer and then I get this email from Isaac, who writes:

Hello, I live in Lawrence, Kansas and I thought you would want to know that the new reel got in on the 23rd.

TTT Trailer: Holland

3/26/02, 10:39 am EST - leo

Well, you gotta love the internet. After mentioning it just an hour ago I already have confirmation about the trailer in Holland. It seems Holland is not as fortunate as the rest of the world; the trailer won't be shown there untill the 5th of april, so that's a week after the rest of the world... Thanks to Mirjam and Eowyn of Ithilien for that! More info about can be found at Dutch community site TheFellowship.nl.

Legolas, Merry And Pippin Snubbed By Academy

3/26/02, 10:01 am EST - leo

Three British stars of movie blockbuster Lord Of The Rings were snubbed by Academy Award organizers and refused a ticket for last night's Oscars. Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom starred in the first instalment of the fantasy trilogy - which was nominated for 13 awards. [More]

You guys did know there was this other party where you could follow the Oscars and run into some other cast en crew right?

PJ and EW Red Carpet Clip

3/26/02, 9:49 am EST - leo

EOnline has a short clip online of Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood being interviewed on the red carpet prior to the Oscars. [More]

Thanks to Towella for that!

Richard Taylor Talks 'One Party To Rule Them All'

3/26/02, 8:44 am EST - leo

New Zealand's TVOne newsprogram 'Holmes' did an item on two times Oscar winner Richard Taylor which takes place at TORn's 'One Party To Rule Them All' from last sunday! In the clip he specifically mentions TheOneRing.net and thanks the website and the fans. You can also see Quickbeam (shouldn't be hard to miss him ;)), Calisuri and Xoanon in the clip. The clip is about four minutes long and RealPlayer is required. Click on the link next to Richard Taylor's picture to get the video! [More]

TTT Trailer: Spain and Finland

3/26/02, 8:32 am EST - leo

Spain and Finland join the long list of coutries all over the world that will show the new tailer for The Two Towers this friday, according to the distributors from both countries. Hmm.. how come I still don't see Holland confirmed on that list?

Oscars Huge Boost For NZ Film Industry

3/26/02, 8:21 am EST - leo

New Zealand's golden night at the Oscars is a huge morale boost for the country's film industry, Andrew Adamson, co-producer and director Shrek, the winner of Best Animated Feature Film, said today. [More]

Thanks to Ataahua for that!

News for Mar. 25, 2002

The Morning After...

3/25/02, 2:18 pm EST - Calisuri

I guess I'm the first TheOneRing.net staffer to wake up from a night that was absolutely amazing. Not to gloat...but when Tolkien fans get together to party, they REALLY know how to party. Oh, and did I mention ALL 4 OF THE OSCARS were at the party? Full details to come.

We congratulate all of the winners, the cast and everyone involved with this wonderful film for their resounding success and accomplishment. In the next few days you will see hundreds of pictures, countless reports and as many video clips as our (soon to be retired) server can handle!

Thanks to all the TORn fans who made this party a success. Thank you for being part of our family!

Another big thank you goes to to the folks at Badali Jewelry who made "Good Luck from TheOneRing.net" broaches for the cast and crew. If you looked closely you could see our broaches on Peter Jackson and Jim Rygiel! [PJ's Pin] [ Jim's Pin!]

And finally, please support the people who made this party possible. Without the generous support of Sideshow/Weta, EA Games, Decipher and the Official Fan Club, Houghton Mifflin and Royal Selangor this party would simply not have happened.

So folks, get ready for the barrage of Oscar coverage this week. And PJ has personally assured us all we will be loving the new trailer this weekend!

Praise Far And Wide For NZ Oscar Winners

3/25/02, 11:04 am EST - leo

Praise came from far and wide tonight for Kiwi winners in the Academy Awards in Hollywood, after New Zealanders took five of the top honours. [More]

Heh.. you gotta love a country that has a Lord of the Rings minister.

Losers Smile Through Pain as Oscar Hopes Dashed (AKA Richard Taylor Picture)

3/25/02, 10:52 am EST - leo

Some of Hollywood's most famous and powerful figures -- not to mention hobbits -- walked away losers Sunday, drifting back to their limousines without the golden statuettes that mark the industry's highest honor. [More]

PVPOnline Oscar Comic

3/25/02, 10:29 am EST - leo

The folks from PVPOnline are obviously as disappointed about Lord of the Rings not winning Best Film as we are, according to today's comic. [More]

Moriarty Has Seen The Two Towers Trailer!

3/25/02, 7:43 am EST - Strider

With the Oscars over and behind us, we have something to look forward to not five days away...the release of the Two Towers trailer! And Moriarty from AICN mailed me to say that he has indeed seen Friday's trailer, and wrote up a report on just what we will see in a few days time! [More]

Oscar News Round-Up

3/25/02, 1:05 am EST - leo

Well for those of you who didn't see the entire Oscar broadcast or followed our online coverage for the entire five hours or more here's a short summary. LOTR:FOTR picked up the Oscars for Make Up, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Score but unfortunally lost in the other, sometimes bigger, categories which adds up to a total of four Oscars out of thirteen nominations. A Beautiful Mind snatched away the Oscars in most of the important categories such as Best Director and Best Film. There were some surprises and some disappointments but I guess we have one advantage over the rest; we can try again next year! On Behalf of the TORn staff congrats to PJ and crew with the four Oscars and goodnight!

A Beautiful Mind Picks Up Best Motion Picture

3/25/02, 12:55 am EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring failed to win the Oscar for Best Motion Picture, which went to A Beautiful Mind.

Ron Howard Picks Up Best Director

3/25/02, 12:42 am EST - leo

Ron Howard has picked up the Oscar for Best Director for A Beautiful Mind, beating PJ in the process which is a pity. Better luck next year PJ!!

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