The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was recently
nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other
- "The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring"
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual
- " May It Be" by Enya
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is nominated for Best Motion
Picture Drama and Best Director - Motion Picture by the 2003 Golden
The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers graces the cover of Time Magazine
Issue: December 2, 2002
Read the article 'Lure of the Rings' by Jess Cagle:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS LIGHTS UP SCREENS AROUND THE
World premieres set for New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles,
Copenhagen, Seattle,Toronto, Wellington and Sydney in December
Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2002 - New Line Cinema's The Lord of the
Rings: The Two Towers, the central film in Peter Jackson's epic
trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, is set to debut in
premiere showings around the world, it was announced today by Rolf
Mittweg, New Line Cinema's president and chief operating officer,
worldwide distribution and marketing.
The film will make its North American bow in New York on December 5,
followed by the European premiere in Paris on December 10 and the UK
premiere on December 11 in London. On December 15, the film will
premiere in Los Angeles and in Copenhagen, with the Queen of Denmark
attending. A special screening in Seattle follows on December 16.
The film premieres in New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings trilogy
was shot, in Wellington on December 18, and in Sydney, Australia on
"The opening of this film has truly become a global event," Mittweg
said, "because The Lord of the Rings has been embraced by so many
different cultures. The first film has shipped 35 million DVD and VHS
units worldwide, a testament to the popularity of the trilogy and how
widely the fan base has broadened. Multiple premieres of The Two
Towers around the globe are a fun and appropriate way to celebrate
both the universality of Tolkien's themes and the excitement and
anticipation that is building among moviegoers."
New Line Cinema presents The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Peter
Jackson's epic adventure scheduled to open December 18, 2002. The
trilogy represents an unprecedented undertaking - three films made
simultaneously over a year and a half of production. The first film
in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was
released December 19, 2001, to widespread critical acclaim and
garnered $860 million worldwide. The film was nominated for 13 Academy
Awards, more than any other film in 2001, and won four.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers stars (in alphabetical order)
Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif,
Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo
Mortensen, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler,
Hugo Weaving, Karl Urban, David Wenham, and Elijah Wood.
New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films Production, The Lord of the
Rings: The Two Towers, directed by Peter Jackson. The screenplay, by
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair and Jackson, is based on
the classic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film is produced by Barrie
M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are
Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne. Also executive producing is Mark
Ordesky. The director of photography is Andrew Lesnie, A.C.S. The
production designer is Grant Major. Michael Horton is the editor. The co-producers are Rick
Porras and Jamie Selkirk.
World Premiere Auction
New Line Cinema is auctioning off a pair of tickets to the World Premiere of The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to be held in New York City on December 5th.
Auctions for the Los
Angeles and Paris premieres will begin in the coming weeks.