NewsWire: Oscar Candidates Will Soon Be as Plentiful as Fallen Leaves - Los Angeles Times
A classic fable of good against evil, this Peter Jackson-directed film has the grand ambition (it's just the first in a trilogy of films) and the mythic sweep to be a serious contender. It has some history on its side — Star Wars was a best picture nominee—and a dream cast (including Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett) that gives it a leg up on Harry Potter. especially if academy voters aren't offended by the Burger King marketing tie-ins.
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