After three straight Academy Award nominations, Barrie M. Osborne is glad he gave up on renting tuxedos. “I decided the first year it might be wise to buy a tux,” says the 1966 Carleton College graduate. A nominee for producing each previous movie in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he anticipated Tuesday’s news about being nominated yet again for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” his own favorite of the three. [More]