So I just read the Oscar nominees for this year's awards AND NOT ONE ACTOR OR ACTRESS FROM LORD OF THE RINGS WAS NOMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE WORLD??????????? Oh my goodness! I can NOT believe it! I mean really!!!! WHAT KIND OF MORONS ARE MAKING THESE DESISIONS????????
Ok....so I'm an obsessive, strange person when it comes to these movies.....I love them dearly, not only because the story is so wonderful but because they are a COLOSSAL, MONUMENTAL, breakthrough in the film industry, why the technology they used for Gollum alone.....anyway I am willing to wager that even those of you who only saw the movies once are willing to admit that there have been some really amazing performances that have come out of these movies.
Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Sir Ian (both of them) David Wenhan, John Noble, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, ANDY SERKIS (Lets just think for a moment about all this man put into these films….the voice, the physicality, the leaping into subzero water…). And that’s just the men….what about the women, I’m not even a huge Liv Tyler fan and I thought she was pretty good in this movie….and Miranda Otto completely blew me away with her Eowyn.
I would have been happy to see any of these fine actors and actresses nominated for this award but the one that really saddens me is Sean Astin….I really can’t believe that he was not nominated for best supporting actor, his Sam was one of the most touching, moving, deeply effecting performances I have ever seen….his work with Elijah Wood….there really are no words.
I just don’t understand the Oscar community, if Return of the King doesn’t win best picture (which it wont) or if they don’t make some kind of special recognition for being just about the most amazing thing to come out of the film industry in the last 30 years (which it wont) I’m not going to watch the Oscars ever again…….they shall feel my wrath….well, not really, but if I could make it so they could……yeah…..