NZ’s Outstanding Achievement At The Oscars
25 March 2002
The achievement of the Lord of the Rings in winning four awards at this year's Academy Awards was terrific, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark said today.
"It has been a fantastic year for the New Zealand film industry, highlighted by the massive commercial and critical success of the Lord of the Rings.
“While Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings received thirteen Oscar nominations in total, there were also nominations for New Zealanders Russell Crowe, for his role in A Beautiful Mind, and Andrew Adamson’s film Shrek, which he co-directed.
"The Academy Awards have seen a number of New Zealand winners in recent years, with the likes of Russell Crowe, Anna Paquin and Jane Campion.
awards today are further illustration of the expertise and
skill of the film industry in New Zealand," Helen Clark