OSCARS 2004, A CLEAN SWEEP FOR LOTR

MESSAGE FROM BRUCE:
"Gidday. Is it actually synchronicity that the words eleven and elven are one 'E' away from being one and the same? Freaky. I don't know, you be the judge. Massive cyber (emanating from my heart and soul but expressed through fingers on keyboard) congratulations to the team who created this wonderful, wonderful journey. It is amazing how many people say congratulations to me. I'm like "wow, cool, thank you" (what did I do again!). I guess that to me indicates that in fact the comraderie that pervaded the making of this incredible slice of movie history, has in fact enveloped the audience, and they see it as a team effort as well, which is damn nice.

To my mind, included in that team, are all of you at TORN. Yes, these movies would have gone on to do wonderful business and stir passion in many people's lives, but without you lot who have literally slaved away, sometimes under real duress, this global phenomena would not be what it is. When Peter, Fran, Barrie and the entire team (apart from the 3 amigos, Sala, Lawrence and myself!!!), go straight to your party from the astounding evening they had already experienced, that is not some token (Tolkien) gesture. That was acknowledgment of your being part of the team, and wanting to share the glory with you for your quite mind blowing dedication and love and support.

So, without further ado, the Oscar for Best Fanatics goes to theonering.net (have you noticed how without the T & W, twelve is...elve!!!...freaky!!!)

Now for my apology. When we 3 kings (sorry that's another story!),let me start again, when we 3 kiwi actors realised we had been waiting at the wrong place (we had stayed at the New Line party having been informed the crew were coming there and travelling to TORN from there), I can tell you our hearts broke. I wanted so much to be there to see and feel the craziness that I knew would ensue. I apologise for not being with you. When we came, in time to be herded out by the unsmiling security guards, you guys were so giving still. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I think maybe we created an unofficial kissing and hugging record. How many kisses and hugs can be got in ten minutes? You lot rock, hopefully we will continue to cross paths in real life as well as cyberly.
My heartfelt love goes to you all."


These are photos from the Web Team of Brucehopkins.co.nz, Bruce Hopkins and Rebecca Kirkland. If you are in one of the photos, please contact me at jmsstyxnyes@yahoo.com so I can add your name.
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Photos from Bruce Hopkins, not to be used on any other web site. Text captions by Bruce.

"Found in a hotel room later that night, 7 little orphans". Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Young Alan Lee (the one and the only!!!) crowned by a Monet the night before the Oscars". Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "At Bob Shaye's party, myself with Donna (the Toronto Gathering fame) and a kiwi boy who was 24 hrs away from winning an oscar, Hammond Peek. Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Watching PJ receive best director on a screen at the New Line Party". Photo courtesy of and property of Bruce Hopkins.
"Rick Poras and Lawrence, yet another Oscar." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Young Howie Shore arrives at the New Line Party sans yet another for his collection." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Happy chappies at the New Line gig." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Meeting hosts in LA, Lawrence Makoare, Sala Baker and the cool David Baxter, screen writer and producer. Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins.
"One Ringer attendee, Megan Hopkins, during set up day, cool surname!!". Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Still going hard." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Whose the happy girl then!!!" Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Them there crazy Ringers again, post eleven for eleven." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins.
"A perk of the job, at the TORN party." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "Dutch espionage, Leo style, at the TORN recovery dinner. Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "From Oscars to weddings, the legendary Tehanu." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "And on the seventh day they rested!!! TORN, the night after." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins.
"Still the seventh day for TORNers." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins. "They came, they saw, they conquered, TORN." Photo courtesy and property of Bruce Hopkins.

Photos from the BruceHopkins.co.nz team:
Peter Jackson holds up his award while talking with fans at the TORN Party. Photo property of Jmsstyxnyes (camera had a slight malfunction, thus the poor quality). Costume Designer and Oscar Award Winner Ngila Dickson walks into the VIP tent at the TORN party holding her Oscar. Photo Propery of Jmsstyxnyes. Rebecca Kirkland and Bruce Hopkins enjoying the evening at the NZ Investment Party Feb. 27th. Photo Property of Rebecca Kirkland. The Tribe (as we are affectionately known by Bruce). Ellen, Janet(Jmsstyxnyes), and Beth, part of the Web Staff of Bruce Hopkins.com, at the entrance to the VIP tent at the TORN party. Photo Property of Jmsstyxnyes.
Torn Staff member Echo Skyhorse, Cliff and Bruce. Photo courtesy of Echo Skyhorse. Sala Baker, Lawrence Makoare, Bruce and Echo. Photo courtesy of Echo Skyhorse.