'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'

'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'
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Peter Jackson, director and screenwiter of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' holds up Oscar awards for best director and best picture.
Seabiscuit handled War Admiral, but he was no match for "Lord of the Rings." In the 76th Academy Awards Feb. 29, "Seabiscuit" – the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's best seller – was shut out in the seven categories for which it was nominated.

Six of those awards, including "Best Picture," went to "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," which won all 11 of the Oscars it was nominated to receive. The other award, for cinematography, went to "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

Besides those two categories, "Seabiscuit" was also nominated for art direction, costume design, sound mixing, adapted screenplay and film editing.

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