The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Poster

Release Date: December 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

PG-13|3 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Saul Zaentz Company

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Temptation, Quest, Underdog, Dark, Rivalry, Intense, Survival, Suspenseful

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Costume Design
Winner Art Direction
Winner Makeup
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Directing
Winner Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Visual Effects