Winner '03:
First Saw It:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
December 19, 2003, at the UA Kaufman Astoria 14 in Queens, New York
Bridesmaids: Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,
Mystic River, Seabiscuit
My Vote: Once a four-way tie, but Master and Commander has aged gorgeously
Overlooked: The Company and Monster, but not much else


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
A 2003 NicksFlickPicks Honoree in Five Categories!
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd, Liv Tyler, Dominic Monaghan, Miranda Otto, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, John Noble, Karl Urban, Bernard Hill, Sean Bean. Screenplay: Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson (based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien).

Photo © 2003 New Line Cinema
Not yet reviewed in full. B


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Peter Jackson
Best Adapted Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Best Art Direction: Grant Major
Best Costume Design: Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor
Best Film Editing: Jamie Selkirk
Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Best Original Song: "Into the West"
Best Sound: Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, and Hammond Peek
Best Visual Effects: Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, and Alex Funke
Best Makeup: Richard Taylor & Peter King

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Peter Jackson
Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Best Original Song: "Into the West"

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Producers Guild of America: Best Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Ensemble
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director; Best Production Design
National Board of Review: Best Ensemble Cast
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography (Andrew Lesnie); Best Visual Effects
Satellite Awards: Best Art Direction

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