Sunday, March 4, 2018
Celebrating the Oscars: My Favorite Oscar Moments - 2003
I loved the Lord of the Rings victory of several reasons. First, it was an incredible film series. Second, it was the type of epic, popular, and yet artistic film that should be winning Best Picture. Third, it was the first, and only, fantasy film to win this award. I love quality genre films, and I am kind of sad that none have won since (and given the new preferential ballot, probably never will again). But this was a breakthrough for these types of genre films, as there has been greater Oscar awareness of genre in recent years. It was just a well-deserved, great Oscar moment.