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Frodo and the ring shot from Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King


LOTR The Return Of The King - Mount Doom - The Crack Of Doom

Mount Doom scene from Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King


Billy Crystal hosts again, and this year is a milestone for the filmmakers responsible for bringing the world of Middle-Earth to the big screen. The 3rd Lord Of The Rings movie, The Return Of The King, became the first (and so far only) fantasy film to win the Best Picture prize. Blake Edwards was given an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary writing, producing and directing. Meanwhile, 2 Scientific Technical Awards were presented: one to Digidesign for the design, development, and implementation of the ProTools digital audio workstation and one to Bill Tondreau of Kuper Controls for his significant advancements in the field of motion picture control technology for motion picture visual effects.


Finding Nemo won Best Animated Feature

Harvie Krumpet won Best Animated Short

The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara won Best Documentary Feature

Chernobyl Heart won Best Documentary Short

Canada won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry The Barbarian Invasions

Two Soldiers won Best Live Action Short

Lost In Translation won Best Original Screenplay

Cold Mountain won Best Supporting Actress

Monster won Best Actress

Mystic River won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Cinematography

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Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (Into The West), Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects