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Wednesday, March 03, 2004

LOTR Oscars®

A lot has been made of the 11 out of 11 awards won by The Return of the King on Sunday, and I've seen and heard a few pieces about how this puts it alongside other movies that also won 11 Oscars®. Ben Hur won 11 out of 12 nominations, and Titanic got 11 out of 14.

First small piece of trivia: only 2 out of the total haul of 33 were awarded for acting (Charlton Heston and Hugh Griffith for best actor and best supporting actor in Ben Hur).

What nobody seems to have mentioned is the record of the LOTR project as a whole. I'm not sure to what extent the trilogy can be regarded as a single project, but everyone knows that the clean sweep of the awards this week was for more than just the final instalment. Certainly it was always planned as a single project.

So, a full summary of the LOTR Oscars® Trivia:
  • Parts I, II and III gained a total of 30 nominations (13 for Part I, 6 for Part II and 11 for Part III).
  • They won a total of 17 awards (4 for Part I, 2 for Part II and 11 for Part III).
  • The total number of statuettes handed over was 41.
  • The same 4-man team won the Visual Effects award three years running, netting 12 of those 41 statuettes.
  • Howard Shore won the award for Original Score twice (for Parts I and III). I'm pretty sure it was the same tune throughout....
  • Peter Jackson was nominated 7 times, and won 3 (all for Part III).
All of a sudden, I'm bored with this.

posted by Plig | 10:21 |

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