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Archive for February, 2004

The Toast Heard ‘Round the World!

As M.C. of tonight’s “Return of the One Party” in Hollywood, I am holding a special toast in honor of Peter Jackson and his cast, crew, and supporters. The magic happens immediately when the Oscar telecast ends (after the Best Picture winner is announced). Whether you’re at the Party, or at your own gathering with friends; folks at home and around the world can raise their glasses simultaneously. This is for the entire Tolkien community to share in a special moment. Feel free to toast with this text or in your own way!

Posted in Old Main News

The Toast Heard ‘Round the World!

Ladies and Gentlemen: Hobbit lads and lasses,

We are met tonight at the crossroads of cinema history: where both Art and Commerce intersect in a magnificent collision, where critics and audiences both applaud the power of movies.

The wonders of Middle-earth have unfolded before our eyes, shining on the silver screen as never before. We have witnessed visions of such staggering beauty, created by a dedicated team of artists and craftsmen and musicians. In such cynical times as these, how miraculous it is to see unsullied hope carried on the shoulders of our favorite heroes.

For 50 years now, through Professor Tolkien’s exquisite words, we have learned that nothing moves the human heart as much as good storytelling. And now we embrace the power of such storytelling in another medium. Tonight we raise our glasses in toast to a gentle Kiwi filmmaker with a singular vision.

{Participants raise glasses.}

To Peter Jackson and his many, many supporting players who helped bring this story to a new generation of fans. We congratulate you all.

The road goes ever on…. Cheers!

Posted in Old Special Reports

TV Watch: Tolkien Refrence on ‘Supermillionaire’

Peregrinning Took writes: On Supermillionaire tonight, the $100k question was “What do the R.R. in Lord of the Rings’ author J.R.R. Tolkien’s name stand for?” The answers were (I believe) Randolph Rian, Roland Reine, Richard Rhys, and Ronald Reul. The guy walked without answering. After giving the correct answer, Regis said, “I’ll be a ton of kids out there are screaming the right answer at their TVs.” Too true!

Posted in Old Main News

Happy Birthday Mark Ferguson!


Today, February 28th is Mark Feguson (Gil Galad) birthday! Mark was born on February 28th, 1961 in Sydney Australia. That makes him 43 today! Happy birthday Mark!

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New Zealand Holds Early Party for Oscar Contenders

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – Not bothering to wait for those immortal words, “And the Oscar goes to…,” New Zealand held an early celebration for three homegrown Academy Award contenders, led by the final installment in the “Lord of the Rings” series. [More]

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‘Rings’ Favored for Top Oscar, Poll Finds

The movie most people think should win the Academy Award for best picture is the third chapter of the “Lord of the Rings” saga, a poll found. Asked which movie should win the academy award for best picture, 42 percent picked “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” widely expected to win the award Sunday night. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

We’ll All Be Screaming Nutcases…

Bill Amend has done it again, he’s captured the very essence of what it is to be a LOTR fan in the form of Jason. This time Jason tells his sister the result of an Oscar win…or loss. [More]

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Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Oscar night is almost upon us and with 11 nominations Peter Jacksons ‘The Return of the King’ is the big favorite. Of course we will debate, speculate and discuss all about what chances ‘our guys’ have in #thehalloffire. Will ‘The Return of the King’ win the Best Movie award? Will Peter Jackson finally get his Best Director Oscar? And what’s this years competition like?[More]

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Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Oscar night is almost upon us and with 11 nominations Peter Jacksons ‘The Return of the King’ is the big favorite. Of course we will debate, speculate and discuss all about what chances ‘our guys’ have in #thehalloffire. Will ‘The Return of the King’ win the Best Movie award? Will Peter Jackson finally get his Best Director Oscar? And what’s this years competition like?[More]

Posted in Old Main News

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Oscar night is almost upon us and with 11 nominations Peter Jacksons ‘The Return of the King’ is the big favorite. Of course we will debate, speculate and discuss all about what chances ‘our guys’ have in #thehalloffire. Will ‘The Return of the King’ win the Best Movie award? Will Peter Jackson finally get his Best Director Oscar? And what’s this years competition like?

Times:
Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (09:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (05:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA’s East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

Do you have a possible topic for Hall of Fire? Drop us a line at
halloffire@theonering.net

Posted in Old Special Reports

TORN Oscar Pins Now Available

For the last three years, Paul Badali of Badali Jewelry has created a Good Luck Oscar pin for TheOneRing.Net. These pins have been presented to nominated members of the cast and crew of The Lord of The Rings trilogy each year at the New Zealand Consulate. Badali Jewelry is now offering these limited edition hand enameled pins for purchase on their site. Each collectible pin is numbered in a limited edition of 100. Each are cast in solid sterling silver, are hand enameled and have an alligator jaw clip for wear. The pins are offered for sale individually or as a set of three. If you would like more information, check BadAliJewelry.com! [More]

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Boyd, Noble & More at London Film and Comic Con

From Lomara: I just checked out Billy Boyd’s site and was thrilled to see he is scheduled to appear at the London Film and Comic Con March 6-7. John Noble, John Rhys Davies, Andy Serkis, Thomas Robins, Bruce Hopkins, and Sala Baker are also scheduled to appear. [More]

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