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    #62721

    I recently watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy and wondered why did Ian McKellan only recieve an Oscar nomination when all the other actors certainly deserved recognition. It was fantastic ensemble and I just was thinking about it. What are your thoughts?

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    #62723

    Sean Astin, for ROTK. In an impressive ensemble, he was the clear MVP especially in the 2nd half of the film. The “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you” scene sealed the deal for me, and he should’ve won that year to make ROTK the film with the most Oscars of all time (12).

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    Trent
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    They all deserved nominations. Such a brilliant trilogy. If it were up to me, supporting actor in the year of ROTK would have been Astin, Serkis, Mortensen, Bloom and Tim Robbins. Astin would be the clear winner.

    I’m a big Tolkien fan and an even bigger Peter Jackson fan, incase you didn’t notice. 

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    babypook
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    #62725

    They have SAG Ensemble; so richly deserved.

    I’ll repeat and say they all would have been worthy nominees. Sean Astin is right up there with Andy, Ian, and Viggo. I could name everyone.

    I absolutely LOVE this series of films; love the books, the characters, the sound and music, the screenplay adaptation, cinematography, art directiion, editing, the story and ‘human’ quest……the craft of the entire film from top down. If I made (O no another list) of my favorite 250 films, this one x3 would be at or near the top.

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    Tye-Grr
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    #62726

    For me, Sean Astin for ‘Return of the King’ in Lead Actor. He was incredible. McKellen scored his deserved nomination, but Serkis and Mortensen deserved nods too (Serkis for ‘Two Towers’, Mortensen for ‘Return of the King’, both in Supporting Actor).

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    #62727

    Count me in as Team Sean Astin.  He’s definitely the most memorable performance in ROTK for me.

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    M H
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    Billy Boyd from Return of the King. He gets, IMO, the most interesting arc of the final film, and he really nails it. 

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    I always thought Miranda Otto was extremely underrated. Another underrated star who is missing from the list is Bernard Hill.

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    the spotless mind
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    Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are the only two that actually make my ballot (McKellen twice, actually, for the first and third films), but I’ve always loved the work from Viggo Mortensen throughout the trilogy, and from Elijah Wood and Sean Astin in the third film. And while I could never imagine anyone but John Ryhs-Davies in the role of Gimli (probably the most entertaining character of the trilogy, besides Merry and Pippin), I never found him awards-worthy in any of the three films. His material just wasn’t as strong, not his fault. 

    I still kind of wonder what Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom were doing in these films, but they’re both fine, and by the third film, do seem to find their place within in this fine ensemble. Cate Blanchett was her usual reliable self, but nothing Oscar-worthy, and I totally agree with Daniel that Miranda Otto and Bernard Hill were underrated. I’d add Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm and John Noble to that list, too. And I’d be remiss not to mention the incomparable Christopher Lee. I could go on, but needless to say, a terrific ensemble. 

    Certain people will argue the series hasn’t held up well in just the nine years since ROTK, but I have to disagree, I still think the first and third films (even with its 15 endings, which is admittedly cluttered) are two of the best of the aughts, and I still love the second one. I could watch them all today and still discover something new I might’ve missed before, even after several viewings, and for me that’s the hallmark of a great film. 

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    A Person
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    #62731

    Here’s who makes my personal ballots:

    Fellowship: McKellen (my winner)
    Towers: Serkis for Supp. Actor, Otto for Supp. Actress
    King: Viggo  

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    To this day it stuns me how McKellen did not win for Fellowship. He had everything going for him and even won SAG.

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    Sean Astin, in “Return Of The King”. Not even a big LOTR fan, but after the film I was big fan of Sam.

    And there’s people that seriously think Orlando Bloom deserved a nomination for any of the films? Legolas is fun, but in terms of acting and dramatic arc, he does NOTHING. 

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    I voted for Andy Serkis in “The Two Towers.” I remember rooting for him hard that year knowing the chances for him breaking through in supporting actor were zero.

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    #62735

    FOTR: McKellen, Bean

    TT: Serkis

    ROTK: Astin, Serkis, Otto

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    #62736

    Sean Astin for ROTK.

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