I haven’t tried to be ambiguous about it since I first saw it. I personally think The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is the best film ever made. It’s difficult not to sound like some teenage geek fan boy when I say that (I’m 31 by the way). With all due respect to 21 Grams, Mystic River, Lost in Translation, Monster and other excellent films this year, I’ll be shocked and outraged if the Academy doesn’t award Rings with best picture. Apparently the Producers Guild of America agrees. CNN Showbiz reports:
The Producers Guild of America gave the makers of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” the top award at the 15th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards. Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne and Fran Walsh produced “Return of the King,” the last installment of “The Lord of the Rings” fantasy trilogy. “Return of the King” is widely considered the franchise’s best shot to take top honors at the Academy Awards.