Gandalf beats Potter in 2002

Rings – Potter 13 – 3

2002. The Academy award nominations were announced on February 12 with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring grabbing thirteen nominations. The Lord of the Rings, based on Catholic author J.R Tolkien’s trilogy of novels about good versus evil, was filmed in New Zealand during the late 1990’s and beginning of the millennium. Nominations for the film include Best Picture, Director (for Peter Jackson) and Supporting Actor for Sir Ian McKellen as wizard Gandalf.

Peter Jackson, speaking on TV One’s Breakfast show, was delighted with the result, having nervously anticipated the announcement while watching it live on BBC. While not interested in award ceremonies, Jackson will attend the Academy Awards on March 25.

The Academy Awards or Oscars are held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are considered the most prestigious award show in the film industry.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which competed with The Fellowship of the Ring for box office holiday earnings, managed three nominations for art direction, costumes and original score.

By Peter Veugelaers.

Published 2002, Challenge Weekly



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