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Poll finds Lord of the Rings favourite for Best Film

The movie most people think should win the Academy Award for best picture is the Lord of the Rings saga, a poll found.

india Updated: Feb 29, 2004 17:37 IST

The movie most people think should win the Academy Award for best picture is the third chapter of the "Lord of the Rings" saga, a poll found. Asked which movie should win the academy award for best picture, 42 per cent picked "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," widely expected to win the award on Sunday night.

"Seabiscuit" got the support of 16 per cent and "Mystic River" was picked by 11 per cent. Both "Lost in Translation" and "Master and Commander" finished in single digits in the ABC News poll. In previous ABC polls over the last few years, there was no clear favourite with the public like there is this year.

In March 2002, "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was essentially tied with "A Beautiful Mind" as public favourites in a year when "A Beautiful Mind" won the Oscar for best picture. In March 2001, "Erin Brockovich" and "Gladiator" were the public favourites and "Gladiator" was the Oscar winner for best picture.

The poll of 1,028 adults was taken Feb. 18-22 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

First Published: Feb 29, 2004 17:37 IST