Lord of the Rings Ties Oscar Record

Posted on March 5, 2004

Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King dominated the Oscar awards celebration winning eleven awards including Best Film and Best Director. This tied the record for most Oscars set by Ben-Hur (1959) and The Titanic (1997). Below is a list of the winners.

76TH ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS


ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sean Penn
Mystic River

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tim Robbins
Mystic River

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Charlize Theron
Monster

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ren´┐Że Zellweger
Cold Mountain

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Finding Nemo
Andrew Stanton

ART DIRECTION
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Grant Major (Art Direction); Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (Set Decoration)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
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Russell Boyd

COSTUME DESIGN
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Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor

DIRECTING
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Peter Jackson

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Fog of War
Errol Morris and Michael Williams

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Chernobyl Heart
Maryann DeLeo

FILM EDITING
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Jamie Selkirk

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Barbarian Invasions
Canada
Directed by Denys Arcand

HONORARY AWARD
Blake Edwards

MAKEUP
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Richard Taylor
Peter King

MUSIC (SCORE)
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Howard Shore

MUSIC (SONG)
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"Into the West"
Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox

BEST PICTURE
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Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Harvie Krumpet
Adam Elliot

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Two Soldiers
Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks

SOUND EDITING
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Richard King

SOUND MIXING
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Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek

VISUAL EFFECTS
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Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Lost in Translation
Written by Sofia Coppola