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The second Lord of the Rings installment sees hobbit Frodo Baggins continuing his mission to destroy the ring. Meanwhile the Fellowship is breaking apart, and an epic night battle ensues at Helm's Deep. The film marked a star turn by Gollum, the emaciated Andy Serkis-voiced creature whose realisation was a cinema landmark and a triumph for the design and special effects team. Alongside praise for the film's pace and spectacle, The Two Towers broke international opening records, before going on to outgross Fellowship of the Ring, and win two technical Oscars.

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 Peter Jackson
 Fran Walsh
 Barrie M Osborne

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Produced by

  • New Line Cinema
  • The Saul Zaentz Company
  • WingNut Films

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Quotes

It's talking Merry. The tree is talking. 
A new power is rising. 
Filthy little hobbits. They stole it from us. 
The Two Towers is a rousing adventure, a skillful marriage of special effects and computer animation, and it contains sequences of breathtaking beauty. It also gives us, in a character named the Gollum, one of the most engaging and convincing CGI creatures I've seen. 

Awards

2003 Academy Awards
Sound Editing: Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
Visual Effects: Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
Nominated for Best Picture, Editing, Art Direction/Set Decoration, and Sound

2003 Bafta Awards
Audience Award for Best Film
Costume Design: Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
Special Visual Effects: Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
Nominated for Best Feature, Children's Award for Best Feature, Director, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Make Up/Hair

2004 Grammy Awards
Score Soundtrack Album: Howard Shore, engineer John Kurlander and engineer/mixer Peter Cobbin

2003 Visual Effects Society Awards (United States)
Winner of eight effects-based awards, including Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture, and Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion Picture

2003 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Motion Picture -Drama, and Director

2003 Director's Guild of America
Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

2003 American Cinema Editors
Nominated for Feature Film Editing - Dramatic

2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture