Do you think Lord Of The Rings has chance to win it all come Oscar Time

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  1. DavidAC

    DavidAC Stunt Coordinator

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    Now ill be the first one to say I was skeptic of LoTR having a shot at anything come the Academy Awards yet after seeing the movie ive changed my skepticism, I believe the movie could win Best Picture, and I believe if Ian Mckellan doesnt even get nominated or win come the Oscars that its a disgrace.
     
  2. Rain

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    I haven't seen the movie at all yet, but I think a good night at the Oscars is definitely a possibility.

    As much as some would like to pretend it isn't the case, hype is a huge Oscar influence.
     
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    I have not seen the film but here's what I think.

    If the film truly is something special that transends typical blockbuster fare of the times, then it has NO chance in hell. Ala = Raiders of the Lost Ark and Aliens

    If it is a half rate (not awful but nothing to write home about) epic with little more than nice costumes and a bloated running time then start shinning up them Oscars. Ala = Braveheart and Gladiator, which won oscars they so richly did not deserve.
     
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    I think there will be a lot of technical awards as well as a few Acting awards. I think that P.J. will get best director but I don't think that it will win best picture. That totally depends on the mindset of the voters of course. I'm just thinking of all the people that have said"what a lame ending"
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  5. Steve Christou

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    After seeing it only once, so far, I think it should easily win at least 13 Oscars including Best Balrog and Best Cave Troll and mmmmm Liv Tyler should win Most Fanciable Elf.
    Ian McKellan will be battling it out with ancient Christopher Lee for Best Supporting Wizard (good or evil), and Ralph Bakshi will be handing over Best Director to Peter Jackson.[​IMG]
    I loved Fellowship of the Rings and hope it does really well at the Oscars, I think it has a good chance to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and should clinch all the technical awards easily.
    Howard Shore should get a nod for his superb score.
    The only obstacle in its path that I can see is a little movie called Moulin Rouge.
     
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    Steve Christou, you're slipping! [​IMG] What about Cate Blanchett for Best Elf Queen? [​IMG]
    Actually, I believe LOTR might just stand a chance of nabbing the Best Picture Oscar. Most of the other critically-acclaimed movies this year weren't your typical Hollywood fare. I'd say it's a toss-up between LOTR and Moulin Rouge.
     
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    Saw the film yesterday, and let me just say that this film deserves every praise it gets! I hope it sweeps Oscar night!
     
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    I just saw it an hour ago and I am impressed. How much has it grossed so far?
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    $70m + in 5 days, not bad for a 3 hour movie, and it only cost $300m to make, should be in profit soon.[​IMG]
    (ok ok 300m for all 3 films)
     
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    Just got back from seeing it and I have to say I'm very, very impressed. It definitely will get a lot of consideration from the Academy. I was just thinking the Moulin Rouge had by far the best set designs of the year, then along comes Lord of the Rings, which I think surpasses Moulin Rouge in this regard. The director/producer combo should have been the ones hired to make Harry Potter, because, in my opinion, this is sooooooooooooo vastly superior. This is much superior to the true definition and spirit of an epic than the films usually very loosely labeled as such. Do I really have to wait a year before the sequel comes out. Now, if only Ali can be as good.
     
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    Just wanted to add that if I had to choose the best picture of the year though, it would be either Moulin Rouge or Ghost World, of which I'm probably the only one who holds it in such high regard.
     

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