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    Well, I was quite happy to see RotK sweep away the Oscars tonight and break a number of barriers, as well as awarding a film that really is a masterpiece within our own time.

    What'd you all think of the event?

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    It was time.

    ROTK was nominated for 11 awards, and won every single one of them. Best screenplay, directing, original song, music, motion picture, costumes, artwork, fx, etc.

    I was cheering every time.

    I'm also VERY glad none of the actors were nominated - for the simple fact that it was truly an ensamble, and they were all equally worthy. There just weren't enough awards to go around.

    They need a "best ensamble cast" category!
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    • #3
      You're right, they do need an Ensemble Cast category, and this might be one of those films that pushes the Oscars into adding a new category the way Lion King was the beginning of the Best Animated Feature talk. It did win Best Ensemble Cast at the SAG awards...to they were recognized.

      This was giving the whole trilogy it due, since they were shot as one big film. I cheered and cried...and was so touched that my idol Spielberg was the one to give the Oscar for Best Picture.

      Think these two will be working together in the future? I do.

      LOTR has changed the film industry forever. The entire trilogy was groundbreaking on some many levels. And it's mainly due to one man's vision and passion, Peter Jackson. My newest idol.

      If only I can be half the director he is...I'll be happy.

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      • #4
        First you'll need to shoot a ghost film with Michael J. Fox in New Zealand .... make sure you're barefoot ... and the less said about the hobbits, the better.
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        • #5
          Great ! I think it was well deserved. Although I also think that each of the actors in ROTK deserves an Oscar. The whole cast and crew gave their best and it really shows.

          Whereas the 11 Oscars for 'Titanic' were not well deserved. The Oscar for SFX should have gone to 'Starship Troopers'. IMHO 'Titanic' is the most overrated movie in history. It was a great movie, no doubt, but not worth the 11 Oscars it got back then.... The Oscar for James Horner was okay, although I wouldn't consider the 'Titanic' soundtrack his best work.
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          • #6
            Yes, the Oscars were finally somewhat fun too watch this year, for once. For me, the best part was seeing all of the Hollywood-elite squirming and sneering in distaste as the LOTR crowd racked in the little, bald, gold men.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ShaiAlyt
              Yes, the Oscars were finally somewhat fun too watch this year, for once. For me, the best part was seeing all of the Hollywood-elite squirming and sneering in distaste as the LOTR crowd racked in the little, bald, gold men.
              I don't know that they were squiriming or sneering...especially considering that it is the Hollywood elite that votes on the Oscars. Those people in the crowd are the Academy and the voters. No everyone finally recognized what they knew was cinematic history...and I believe very few if any weren't happy for Jackson and the trilogy.
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              • #8
                I suppose I really don't understand how the Academy works. Is it kind of like the Screen Actor's Guild Awards but you add in the votes of producers, directors and all?

                And, while watching it, it just seemed to me many of the people they panned to after LOTR's wins -- especially near the end -- had a "dear-God-what-have-we-done" expression common amongst them. Then again, I may have been reading too much into it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ShaiAlyt
                  I suppose I really don't understand how the Academy works. Is it kind of like the Screen Actor's Guild Awards but you add in the votes of producers, directors and all?

                  And, while watching it, it just seemed to me many of the people they panned to after LOTR's wins -- especially near the end -- had a "dear-God-what-have-we-done" expression common amongst them. Then again, I may have been reading too much into it.

                  Yeah, I would say you probably were, I was watching and never got that impression from anyone. The buzz prior to the Oscars was that everyone really wanted to recognize the achievement.

                  Jackson has gained a great deal of respect from his peers and the industry in general with these films, not to mention changed the face of cinema forever. He's definately written himself into the film history books.

                  Yes, the Academy consists of each of the guilds. Directors, Actors, Screenwriters, Cinematographers...all of them.

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