Elijah Wood is willing to miss out at next month's (FEB03) Academy Awards
for his role in Lord Of The Rings, as long as director Peter Jackson gets a
For two years running, the JRR TOLKIEN trilogy has missed out on the big
gongs such as best picture, best actor and best director only wing OSCARS for
cinematography, effects, make-up and music for THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.
But this year, critics predict THE RETURN OF THE KING get the recognition
it deserves - and Wood is keeping his fingers crossed.
He says, "I don't generally put any importance on the OSCAR. However, in
this case, it has been such an incredible achievement for him (Jackson) and for
everyone else involved.
"To have adapted these books and put them on film, they way he had, in the
time that he has, is an incredible achievement and I think it needs to be
"More than anything, I think the symbolism of what it would mean to get an
Oscar would be a special thing, after all this time. For the academy to
acknowledge that these a re great films that have merit and aren't just fantasy
films, would be
important as well."