Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

The Two Towers wins two Baftas

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers wins two Baftas and the Orange Film of the Year

“Congratulations to Peter Jackson and the cast and crew of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on winning two Bafta Awards and the audience award for best film in London earlier today,” Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said today.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers won awards for Best Costume Design, Best Special Visual Effects and the Orange Film of the Year, which is voted on by the public.

“I’m sure all New Zealanders join me in congratulating Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor on their award for Best Costume Design, and Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke on their award for Best Special Visual Effects,” said Judith Tizard.

“The competition at this year’s Baftas was considerable, however The Two Towers picked up more awards than any other film, proving it a hit with the industry and the general public. This is fabulous news for Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Richard Taylor, Weta, New Line and the cast and crew of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers has been nominated for the best motion picture award in the 75th Annual Academy Awards, which take place in Los Angeles on Monday 24 March (NZT). It has also been nominated for Visual Effects, Art Direction, Sound, Sound editing and Film editing.

“I wish The Lord of the Rings team the best of luck for the Academy Awards and congratulate them on their Bafta success,” said Judith Tizard.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election