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Better than the Oscars, says Sir Peter Jackson

Commenting on his award of a knighthood in the New Year Honors sir Peter Jackson said; “This is an incredible moment in my life. I didn’t think anything would surpass the 2004 Academy Awards, but I was wrong. The feeling of gratitude and pride I have in accepting this honour from my home country is profound.”

You can read the full storyhere.

Peter Jackson is a “Sir”

Peter Jackson has been awarded a knighthood in the New Zealand honors list. In the citation for his knighthood it was noted that PJ: “continued to excel in and significantly contribute to the New Zealand film industry”. You can read further details here .

LotR makes the best movies list of the 2000’s!

Moviefone ranks the top movies of the 2000’s. Click here to find out where the movies placed and what the #1 movie is!

Realmer’s Digest 4 Released

The holiday edition of Tolkien’s only pdf fan magazine is out and ready for download. Don’t miss over 100 pages of Lord of the Rings goodies from the quills of our own CoE members. You can download the magazine here or discuss it on our forums. Enjoy!

How are YOU toasting the Professor this year ?

January 3rd, 2010 is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday with the words — “The Professor.”

The Tolkien Society has some information, found here, where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, and fans will be able to check the website and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.

More news, info, and an event page can be found here.

The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Yule!

Who will be Bilbo?

Tobey Maguire (of Spider-Man fame) has denied rumors that he is going to play the role of Bilbo in the forthcoming The Hobbit movies. This article at discusses who else has been rumored to be in line for the role of Bilbo and highlights some of the other key roles in The Hobbit.

Happy birthday Bernard Hill

Today December 17th is Bernard Hill’s birthday. Bernard was born in 1944 in Manchester, England and celebrates his 65th birthday. You can read his cast bio here. In the CoE gallery there are pictures of Bernard here and of Bernard in the role of Théoden here.

Happy Birthday Bernard!

Happy birthday Miranda Otto

Today, December 16th is Miranda Otto’s birthday. She was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1967, and is 42 today. You can read her cast bio here. In the CoE gallery there are pictures of Miranda here and of Miranda in the role of Eowyn here.

Happy Birthday Miranda!

“Edge of the Wild” Middle-earth Art Exhibition

The Annual Middle-Earth Art Exhibition featuring the following Tolkien artists: Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Jeff Murray and Peter Pracownik, will take place at The Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester, UK. from 26th to the 29th of March, 2010. Opening Hours are from 9am to 5pm. Friday Evening will be a preview evening opening at 7.30pm. Entry is free!

Further information is available here.

Which LotR actors will appear in The Hobbit?

According to an article in Cinema Blend Peter Jackson has revealed that only Ian McKellan, Hugo Weaving and possibly Cate Blanchett will make appearances in the first Hobbit movie.

As no mention of Andy Serkis is made, can we assume that he’ll be in the second but not the first movie?