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Lord Of The Rings Wins Big At BAFTA Awards

The British equivalent of the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs, were presented on February 24, 2002 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. THE LORD OF THE RINGS won five awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Visual Effects. SHREK took the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, beating four live-action films including LORD OF THE RINGS and Golden Globe adapted screenplay winner A BEAUTIFUL MIND. SHREK is nominated for an Academy Award in this same category. The BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation went to Suzie Templeton for her film DOG. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) will be broadcast in the U.S. on E! Entertainment, Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

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