NewsWire: Soundtrack goes Gold - PRNewswire

Howard Shore's Oscar Nominated Score for 'Lord of the Rings' Certified Gold

With 2 Academy Award Nominations Including Enya's 'May It Be' Album Sells Over 500,000 Copies in United States and One Million Worldwide

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reprise Records release "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has received two Academy Award nominations, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States, earning a Gold record certification. It is the only album nominated for an Academy Award this year to earn that distinction. Worldwide the album has sold over 1 million copies. Reprise artist Enya also received a Best Song Nomination for "May It Be," and composer Howard Shore has been nominated for Best Score. The film received a total of 13 Oscar nominations, the most of any film this year.

The film's music has received a growing number of nominations and awards since its release. It was named Best Score by the Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics and earned nominations from the American Film Institute, Chicago Film Critics, and BAFTA. Enya and Shore were also both nominated for Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Howard Shore has composed the scores to more than 60 films including "The Silence Of The Lambs," "Philadelphia," "Ed Wood," "Seven," "The Game"; "Dogma", "Mrs. Doubtfire," "After Hours," the upcoming "Panic Room, starring Jodi Foster and the next two installments of "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy.

"The Fellowship of the Ring," the first of three installments based on the widely popular novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin and Viggo Mortensen. The film is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Barrie M. Osborne and released by New Line Cinema.

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