Oscars for Jackson?

Posted Jan 27, 2004 in Movies.

I am delighted to learn that Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King has been nominated for a total of 11 Academy Awards. The categories are:

  1. Art Direction
  2. Costume Design
  3. Directing
  4. Film Editing
  5. Makeup
  6. Music (Score)
  7. Music (Song)
  8. Best Picture
  9. Sound
  10. Visual Effects
  11. Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

I am a little suprised that it wasn't nominated for Sound Editing as well, but I suppose that 11 nominations is reasonably adequate. It has been said that Peter Jackson is likely to get beaten by Sofia Coppola in the Directing category. I have yet to see Lost In Translation so I cannot comment on it, but Jackson deserves a Directing award for his work on the entire trilogy, if not for its denouement


  1. Gravatar

    How many categories are there on the Academy Awards? It seems they got nominated just for about all! :-)

    All of the LOTR movies have been great, no, excellent, no, superb! So I am sure they will get quite a few awards.

    Posted by David Collantes on Jan 27, 2004.

  2. Gravatar

    The full list of nominees is here:

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jan 28, 2004.