8325Re: [mythsoc] Oscar Nominations
- Feb 15, 2003David F. Porteous wrote:
>For those of you who haven't heard yet, LOTR:TTT has been nominated forThey got those nominations last year, and since the crew and quality
>oscars in following categories:
>Art Direction (I have no idea what this is)
>You'll note no acting oscars and no nomination for Peter Jackson as
>director -- which many on the list might feel is deserved. Strangely though
>LOTR has not received nominations for Cinematography, Costume Design or
>Make-Up and with the exception of Gangs of New York for cinematography I
>don't see how any of the other nominees in these categories hold a faint
>candle to LOTR.
hasn't changed, I wasn't surprised that they got passed up this year.
Everyone knows that there will be a third movie, so that is when the
nominations will get hot and heavy again. Since no one has ever had
something that is so obviously a three part movie like this before
(cheapy serials don't count), no one is quite sure what to do in the
awards department. Movie One got a lot of recognition because they were
still not 100 per cent sure two and three would come out. But I think
the box office has spoken about that one <g>.
And it is a Fantasy, notoriously poorly represented in the final actual
awards of any higher level. Fantasy is not serious movie making after
all *sigh*. Though every once in a while the Oscar crew slips up and
lets one get through. Hopefully, Return will get nod. Since I suspect
they will do something Next Year because the whole thing is finally out
and can be look at as a completed artistic work (though the awards will
usually claim to just be for the third movie).
I'm glad Jackson and New Line went to the three movies for the three
books, but it sure has messed up the Awards system <g>.
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