As if there was any doubt. According to the official Oscars website, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is nominated for Best Picture of 2002. It has some stiff competition in the form of fellow nominees The Hours, Gangs of New York, and The Pianist (as well as Chicago, but if Two Towers gets beat by that, I’ll eat my dice). Of course, Two Towers is also nominated in the categories of Art Direction, Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, and Film Editing, so it’s bound to win something. Just probably not the big prize, as usual.