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(2005)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2006

Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Christopher Boyes
Michael Semanick
Michael Hedges
Hammond Peek
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Mike Hopkins
Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Brian Van't Hul
Christian Rivers
Richard Taylor
Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Grant Major (art director)
Dan Hennah (set decorator)
Simon Bright (set decorator)

Golden Globes, USA 2006

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Peter Jackson
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
James Newton Howard

BAFTA Awards 2006

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Christian Rivers
Brian Van't Hul
Richard Taylor
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Production Design
Grant Major
Best Sound
Hammond Peek
Christopher Boyes
Mike Hopkins
Ethan Van der Ryn

AFI Awards, USA 2006

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

KING KONG is why we go to the movies. It's a love story. It's funny. And it's also a chest-thumping... More

KING KONG is why we go to the movies. It's a love story. It's funny. And it's also a chest-thumping, larger-than-life, thrill-a-minute adventure tale that knows no equal in its use of digital effects to tell a story. And though Peter Jackson continues to awe audiences with his imaginative use of new technologies, it is his great love and respect for the original film that both preserves and expands upon the themes that have made it a classic. In that sense, KING KONG is not only a valentine to American film history - it is American film history.


ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2006

Won
ASCAP Award
Top Box Office Films
James Newton Howard

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2007

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best DVD Special Edition Release
For the "Deluxe Extended Edition".

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2006

Won
Saturn Award
Best Actress
Naomi Watts
Best Director
Peter Jackson
Best Special Effects
Joe Letteri
Richard Taylor
Christian Rivers
Brian Van't Hul
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Fantasy Film
Best Writing
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Best Costume
Terry Ryan
Best Make-Up
Richard Taylor
Gino Acevedo
Dominie Till
Peter King

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2006

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Andrew Lesnie

Art Directors Guild 2006

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period or Fantasy Film
Grant Major (production designer)
Dan Hennah (supervising art director)
Joe Bleakley (art director)
Simon Bright (art director)
Simon Harper (second unit art director)
David A. Cook (additional NY streets art director)
Jacqui Allen (assistant art director)

Australian Film Institute 2006

Nominated
AFI International Award
Best Actress
Naomi Watts

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Peter Jackson

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Peter Jackson
Best Actress
Naomi Watts
Best Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Best Original Score
James Newton Howard

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2006

Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures
Christopher Boyes (re-recording mixer)
Michael Semanick (re-recording mixer)
Michael Hedges (re-recording mixer)
Hammond Peek (production mixer)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Peter Jackson

Empire Awards, UK 2006

Won
Empire Award
Best Film
Nominated
Empire Award
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Best Director
Peter Jackson
Best Actor
Andy Serkis
Best Actress
Naomi Watts

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006

Nominated
Chainsaw Award
Bloodiest Beatdown
For "Kong vs. the T-Rexes"
Highest Body Count
Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With (Best Hero)
For character "King Kong"
Sickest FX (Best Special FX)

Hollywood Film Awards 2005

Won
Hollywood Film Award
Production Designer of the Year
Grant Major

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2006

Nominated
HPA Awards
Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film In A DI Process
David Cole
Weta Digital
Outstanding Compositing - Feature Film
Erik Winquist
Charles Tait
Johan Åberg
G.G. Heitmann Demers
Weta Digital

Huabiao Film Awards 2007

Nominated
Huabiao Film Award
Outstanding Translated Foreign Film

International Cinephile Society Awards 2006

Won
ICS Award
Best Actress
Naomi Watts
2nd place
ICS Award
Best Production Design
Grant Major

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2005

Won
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film
James Newton Howard
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
James Newton Howard

Jupiter Award 2007

Won
Jupiter Award
Best International Director
Peter Jackson

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2005

Won
Vincent Koehler Award for Outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Won
Sierra Award
Best Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Best Editing
Jamie Selkirk
Best Costume Design
Terry Ryan
Best Art Direction
Simon Bright
Dan Hennah
Best Visual Effects
Best DVD
For the King Kong Diaries (Universal Home Video).

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2006

Won
ALFS Award
Actress of the Year
Naomi Watts
Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Director of the Year
Peter Jackson

MTV Movie Awards 2006

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Movie
Best Fight
For Kong vs. the planes.

MTV Movie Awards, Russia 2006

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best International Movie

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2006

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Foreign
Mike Hopkins (supervising sound editor)
Ethan Van der Ryn (supervising sound editor/sound designer)
John Simpson (supervising foley editor)
David Farmer (sound designer)
Brent Burge (sound designer)
Dave Whitehead (sound designer)
Jason Canovas (dialogue editor)
Ray Beentjes (dialogue editor)
Martin Kwok (dialogue editor)
Polly McKinnon (adr editor)
Jenny T. Ward (adr editor)
Chris Ward (adr editor/mixer)
Hayden Collow (sound effects editor)
Melanie Graham (sound effects editor)
Katy Wood (sound effects editor)
Justin Webster (sound effects editor)
Matthew Lambourn (sound effects editor)
Peter Mills (foley editor)
Craig Tomlinson (foley editor)
Carolyn McLaughlin (foley artist)
Robyn McFarlane (foley artist)
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Music
Jim Weidman (supervising music editor)
Peter Myles (music editor)

National Board of Review, USA 2005

Won
Special Achievement Award
For the special effects.

Online Film & Television Association 2006

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Production Design
Grant Major (production design)
Joe Bleakley (art direction)
Simon Bright (art direction/set decoration)
Dan Hennah (art direction/set decoration)
Best Sound Mixing
Christopher Boyes
Michael Semanick
Michael Hedges
Hammond Peek
Best Sound Effects Editing
Mike Hopkins
Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Brian Van't Hul
Christian Rivers
Richard Taylor
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
Naomi Watts
Best Music, Original Score
James Newton Howard
Best Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Best Costume Design
Terry Ryan
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Gino Acevedo
Rick Findlater
Peter King
Richard Taylor
Dominie Till
Best Titles Sequence
Best Cinematic Moment
For the "T-Rex and King Kong fight".
Best Official Film Website

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2006

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Peter Jackson
Best Actress
Naomi Watts
Best Original Score
James Newton Howard

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Won
PFCS Award
Best Production Design
Grant Major
Best Visual Effects

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Picture

Scream Awards 2006

Won
Scream Award
Best Remake
Nominated
Scream Award
Scream Queen
Naomi Watts

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2005

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Cinematography or Visual/Special Effects
Joe Letteri
Brian Van't Hul
Christian Rivers
Richard Taylor
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Peter Jackson

Teen Choice Awards 2006

Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Movies - Choice Action Adventure
Movie - Choice Rumble
King Kong vs. T-Rex.
Movies - Choice Sleazebag
Jack Black
Movies - Choice Hissy Fit
King Kong.

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
Special Citation
Andy Serkis
For his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character in King Kong.

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Andy Serkis

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2006

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actress
Naomi Watts

Visual Effects Society Awards 2006

Won
VES Award
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion Picture
Joe Letteri
Eileen Moran
Christian Rivers
Eric Saindon
Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Andy Serkis
Christian Rivers
Atsushi Sato
Guy Williams
For "Kong".
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
Dan Lemmon
R. Christopher White
Matt Aitken
Charles Tait
For the New York dawn attack.
Nominated
VES Award
Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture
Erik Winquist
Michael Pangrazio
Steve Cronin
Suzanne Jandu
For the T-Rex fight.

World Soundtrack Awards 2006

Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
James Newton Howard
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
James Newton Howard

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