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Fellowship of the Ring was the film that bought Peter Jackson's talents to a mass international audience. A year after its release, the first installment of his adaptation of Tolkien's beloved tale of heroic hobbits was the seventh most successful film of all-time. Critic David Ansen (Newsweek) was one of many to praise the fan-appeasing Frodo-centric take, for its "high-flying risks: it wears its earnestness, and its heart, on its muddy, blood-streaking sleeve." At 2002's Academy Awards, Weta maestro Richard Taylor became the first Kiwi to win two Oscars on one night.

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 Peter Jackson
 Fran Walsh
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If you would but lend me the ring... 
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. 
Nobody tosses a dwarf. 
An extraordinary work, grandly conceived, brilliantly executed and wildly entertaining. It's a hobbit's dream, a wizard's delight. And, of course, it's only the beginning. 


2003 Grammy Awards
Best Score Soundtrack: Howard Shore and engineer/mixer John Kurlander
Nominated for Best Song: 'May it Be'

2002 Academy Awards
Best Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie
Visual Effects: Richard Taylor, Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook and Mark Stetson
Makeup: Richard Taylor and Peter Owen
Music - Original Score: Howard Shore
Also nominated for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor (Ian McKellen), Editing, Art Direction/Set Decoration (Grant Major and Dan Hennah), Costume Design, Sound, and Music - Original Song

2002 BAFTA Awards
Best Film
Audience Award for Best Film of the Year
Direction: Peter Jackson
Makeup/Hair: Richard Taylor, Peter Owen and Peter King
Special Visual Effects: Richard Taylor, Jim Rygiel, Alex Funke, Randall William Cook and Mark Stetson
Nominated for Children's Award for Best Feature, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actor (Ian McKellen), Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Sound

2002 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Director, Original Score, and Best Original Song

2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards (United States)
Supporting Actor - Male: Ian McKellen
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture

2002 Director's Guild of America
Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

2002 Writers Guild of America
Nominated for Adapted Screenplay

2001 National Board of Review Awards (United States)
Special Achievement Award: Peter Jackson
Best Production Design/Art Direction: Grant Major, Joe Bleakley, Dan Hennah, Philip Ivey, Rob Outterside, Mark Robins, Tanea Chapman, Alan Lee and Victoria McKenzie
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett - for her roles in three different films, including The Two Towers