The Empire Awards 2003 The Empire Awards 2003

Best Film Winner:
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

Minority Report
Road To Perdition
Die Another Day

Ian McKellen:
"Well, this is wonderful. It's the first time I've ever met Cate, almost. We had a drink at a party once but I think Gandalf and Galadriel get it together in the third movie. Wonderful. On behalf of us all and all those thousands of people who worked on this film, I was just saying when we watched that little snippet to Dominic, I get very weepy when I see New Zealand and that Howard Shore music going. It was for all of us - whatever age, young and old - this was perhaps a highlight of our years because of spending so much time in that lovely county, in that wonderful little film industry and what a pity it is that so little of the profits of the movie go back into New Zealand to allow Peter Jackson and his compatriots to make more movies. But I think here he is, our boss, our beloved Peter Jackson"

Peter Jackson:
All the way from Middle Earth
In a 13 episode series, one-hour episodes, Jackson the Barbarian it's going to be called. Watch the video or listen to the audio for Peter Jackson's decidedly unorthodox acceptance speech

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