- First person to direct three major feature films simultaneously
- Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Director, and won four.
Peter Jackson makes history with The Lord of the Rings, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously.
Released in 2001, the first film in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring, was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Director, and won four.
The film also received the American Film Institute’s prestigious Film Award and was nominated for 12 awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), winning awards for Best Film and garnering Jackson the David Lean Award for direction.
In addition to four Golden Globe nominations, the film also received numerous distinctions and awards around the world.
Jackson previously received widespread acclaim for his 1994 feature Heavenly Creatures, which was awarded a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
Written by Jackson and his collaborator, the film is based on an infamous New Zealand murder of the 1950s, and the story of two intelligent and imaginative young girls whose obsessive friendship leads them to murder one of their mothers.
Other film credits include The Frighteners starring Michael J. Fox, the adult puppet feature Meet the Feebles and Braindead, which Jackson co-wrote.
Braindead played at festivals around the world winning 16 international science fiction awards including the prestigious Saturn.
Jackson also co-directed the television documentary “Forgotten Silver” which also hit the film festival circuit. .