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Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/19/2001 , 165min.
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Plot & Details

New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfills his lifelong dream of transforming author J.R.R. Tolkien's best-selling fantasy epic into a three-part motion picture that begins with this holiday 2001 release. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit resident of the medieval "Middle-earth" who discovers that a ring bequeathed to him by beloved relative and benefactor Bilbo (Ian Holm) is in fact the "One Ring," a device that will allow its master to manipulate dark powers and enslave the world. Frodo is charged by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to return the ring to Mount Doom, the evil site where it was forged millennia ago and the only place where it can be destroyed. Accompanying Frodo is a fellowship of eight others: his Hobbit friends Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd); plus Gandalf; the human warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir (Sean Bean); Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom); and Dwarf soldier Gimli (John Rhys-Davies). The band's odyssey to the dreaded land of Mordor, where Mount Doom lies, takes them through the Elfish domain of Rivendell and the forest of Lothlorien, where they receive aid and comfort from the Elf princess Arwen (Liv Tyler), her father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett). In pursuit of the travelers and their ring are Saruman (Christopher Lee) -- a traitorous wizard and kin, of sorts, to Gandalf -- and the Dark Riders, under the control of the evil, mysterious Sauron (Sala Baker). The Fellowship must also do battle with a troll, flying spies, Orcs, and other deadly obstacles both natural and otherwise as they draw closer to Mordor. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) was filmed in Jackson's native New Zealand, closely followed by its pair of sequels, The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Ngila Dickson Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Roma Ryan Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Nicky Ryan Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score Howard Shore Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Grant Major Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Christopher Boyes Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Richard Taylor Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Randall William Cook Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing John Gilbert Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Ian McKellen Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Philippa Boyens Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Enya Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Gethin Creagh Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Dan Hennah Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Jim Rygiel Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Michael Semanick Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Hammond Peek Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Richard Taylor Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Richard Taylor Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Peter Owen Won
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Mark Stetson Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing John Gilbert Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Grant Major Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Ian McKellen Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Peter Jackson Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film Music Howard Shore Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Orange Award Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Barrie M. Osborne Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Tim Sanders Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Ngila Dickson Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Philippa Boyens Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Peter Jackson Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Howard Shore Nominated
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Enya Nominated
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 American Film Institute Best Picture Won
2001 American Film Institute Best Composer Howard Shore Nominated
2001 American Film Institute Best Picture Peter Jackson Won
2001 American Film Institute Best Digital Effects Jim Rygiel Won
2001 American Film Institute Best Picture Barrie M. Osborne Won
2001 American Film Institute Best Picture Tim Sanders Won
2001 American Film Institute Best Production Design Grant Major Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing John Gilbert Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Grant Major Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Ian McKellen Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Peter Jackson Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film Music Howard Shore Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Orange Award Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Barrie M. Osborne Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Tim Sanders Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Ngila Dickson Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Philippa Boyens Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Peter Jackson Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Won
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Composer Howard Shore Won
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Peter Jackson Nominated
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Song Enya Won
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Howard Shore Won
2001 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Directors Guild of America Best Director Peter Jackson Nominated
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