Lord of the Rings received 11 Oscar nominations. Makes up for the lack the last couple of years. I saw The Retrun of the King right after it was released, saw the other two on the day’s that they came out. All three were great. Peter Jackson did a great job on a classic trilogy. I did have a few issues with them, particularly the ending of the last. Anyone who thinks that it dragged on and on and on (it did), has obviously never read the books, as the ending actually dragged on even longer, hehe.
Overall though, they were great. I will be sure to get the directors cut DVD trilogy once it is released.