07:03 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/09/2004 10:00AM
AWARDED: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and director Peter Jackson took one step closer to Oscar glory Saturday night by winning the Directors Guild of America's top honor. In the 56 years the award has been handed out, the winner of the DGA prize has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Director all but six times, the Associated Press reports. Jackson was previously nominated for the first two "Rings" films, but lost out to Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind") in 2002 and Rob Marshall ("Chicago") last year.
Originally posted 01/30/2004 2:27PM
In one of the biggest Hollywood divorces ever, computer-animator Pixar -- the company behind blockbusters such as "Finding Nemo," "Monsters Inc." and the "Toy Story" movies -- is calling it quits on its partnership deal with the Walt Disney Company, after months of talks failed to yield a contract.
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