I still have a hard time believing that my dreams have finally come true. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King has taken not only the top spot of Best Picture, but all 11 of its nominations. This ties the record with Titanic and Ben Hur. It is about time that a Lord of the Rings movie took away what it deserved - Best Picture. All of the movies have won awards for makeup and costumes - along with the techincal sound and video editting awards, but for the first time, Peter Jackson was fairly recognized for the absolute masterpiece that he created. I know that these movies have touched my life in ways that I will carry with me always. Wow. Not only that, but the incredible success of Return of the King means that I think my list of Oscar hopefuls was more accurate this year than any of the past three years I have been “guessing”.

On another note, Happy Birthday Karen!!

Written by Colin Bate