Are You Looking at Us?
PJ helmed, NZ-made Lord of the Rings…Russell Crowe in Beautiful Mind…Andrew Adamson co-directed Shrek. The Oscars go antipodean as the edge gives Hollywood a prod in tandem with a strong Australian presence. LotR is front-running, gaining 13 nominations. “The hit movie was made in New Zealand and has given the country its highest profile in the film world for years”. Jackson: “The awards are a by-product, they are not the reason you make a film. But I’m thrilled that so many Kiwis have been nominated.”