The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King took home 11 Oscars from the 2004 Academy Awards, which recognize film achievements. This set an Academy Award record for the most nominations in which a film won every category in which it was nominated. The film was the third installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy based on the fantasy books from author J.R.R. Tolkien. The 11 Oscars it took home included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, and Best Costumes. The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King also tied two other films for the most Oscars received for a single film: 1960s Ben Hur and 1996s Titanic.
More about the Oscars:
- The Oscar statuette weighs 8.5 pounds (3.85 kg).
- Walt Disney is most known for being an American icon for animated films, but he also holds the record for most Oscars at 22, and most consecutive years with nominations from 1941 to 1962.
- Cinematographer, Hal Mohr, was the first and only Oscar winner to have been a write-in ballet choice when he won Best Cinematography in 1935 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.