WRITING （ADAPTED SCREENPLAY）
THE LORD OF THE RINGS： THE RETURN OF THE KING
Screenplay by Fran Walsh， Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
Okay. We grew up loving these books. We had no idea that we were gonna go gray trying to make them into movies. And we have so many people that we need to thank， but the first person we absolutely must thank is Professor J.R.R. Tolkien. Without him we wouldn't be standing here. I want to thank my parents John and Jane Boyens who gave me those books to read. My wonderful brother David， my sister Nicki， my beautiful children Calum and Phoebe， and Ken Kamins Barrie Osborne， Howard Shore thank you so much for everything that you've done for us. Most of all， I want to thank these two people standing behind me.
Thank you. Thank you New Line Cinema， Mark Ordesky especially for all your script support along the way. We want to say hi to our kids Billy and Katie for putting up so much with mom and dad working on this film all their lives. Because they're only 7 and 8 years old. And I especially just lastly want to thank our wonderful cast who just got their tongues around this rather awkward text and made it come to life with such emotion and passion and heart. So thank you very， very much.