TIL When Andy Serkis (appearing as Gollum) delivered his acceptance speech for "Best Visual Performance," in the Two Towers, at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, the speech itself won a Hugo award for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form"

TIL When Andy Serkis (appearing as Gollum) delivered his acceptance speech for "Best Visual Perfo...
The nominees and speech

That's like getting Reddit gold then going to /sub/lounge and getting reddit gold there too

Wow, I'm floored that Peter Jackson (or whoever is in charge) signed off on this. That was amazing!

Yeah, I wanna know if he just called Dobbie a "fucking faggot" because that's what I think I heard.

Serkis and Gollum appeared on the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, when Gollum won "Best Virtual Performance" and went on to deliver an obscenity-laden acceptance speech in character.[18] The speech itself was so well received that it won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.[19] This clip can be found as an easter egg in The Two Towers DVD.

I'm late to edit, but here's the transcript per imbd

Andy Serkis: I would like to say a big thank you to all the MTV fans, to all the Lord of the Rings fans, and everybody who worked on Gollum. It's a complete marriage of skills...

Gollum: [Gollum suddenly appears and snatches the MTV award trophy out of Andy Serkis's hands] You're a liar, and a thief! It's mine! I won it! It was me! We only won because of me!

Sméagol: [hugging the trophy; cute-faced] And me. MTV is my friend. My friend...

Gollum: You don't have any friends! Nobody likes you!

Sméagol: [Smeagol begins to blubber and then suddenly perks up]

Sméagol: Dobby likes me!

Gollum: [disgusted] Dobby? Dobby's a fucking fag!

Andy Serkis: [sternly] That's enough, Gollum.

Gollum: Piss off, Serkis! You stupid fat woofish fucking turd!

Andy Serkis: I'm... I'm not fat.

Gollum: [pointing at Andy Serkis, the audience, etc] We're not gonna thank anyone, no no! Not you, not MTV, and not those pixel pushing pindicks at Weta Digital! And Peter Jackson, my precious, who do you think you are, you fucking hack?

Gollum: [waves dismissively at the audience, and gives quickly flips them off with the finger; the audience laughs in response] Shame on you! Shame on you! Go fuck yourself!

Sméagol: [covering one of his ears with his hand as he continues to hold the trophy; whimpers] Not listening. Not listening.

Gollum: Frankly, nothing can compensate for the long hours and low pay and miserable experience we've had making this fucking movie. And if you think a shitty little tub of gold popcorn is gonna remotely make up for everything we've suffered, you're sadly fucking mistaken!

[shouts angrily]

Gollum: You're all bastards! MTV sucks! We hates you all!

Sméagol: [smiles at the camera] Good night!

Sméagol: [Smeagol/Gollum leaves; Andy Serkis looks shocked and embarrassed as the audience applauses]

Because Peter Jackson is a top dude who can appreciate rough humor well done.

I think it was kinda ok to say around that time.

*Virtual, not visual.

Most film performance tends to be visual.


I hope Kangaroo Jack didn't take losing too hard.

Fuck Kangaroo Jack. He lied to a generation.

That was much more than I was f*cking expecting.

I remember reading that the studios kept pressuring del Toro over making it a trilogy when he had barely stretched it into two full scripts. The sets weren't ready, he had trouble getting the actors to commit to it, and some dodgy thing about filming in New Zealand. I forget.

By the time he left, he had just had enough of the studios bs. Then Jackson used his script to make 3 movies.

Jackson wanted to use the scripts del Toro wrote to make 2 movies. And then the studios pressured him. So if you're blaming someone, it should be the studios. There were too many hands in the cookie jar.

You think correctly, I remember watching this live. * "Fucking fag" was exactly what he said if I remember right.

The clusterfuck that was The Hobbit is apparently mostly not Jackson's fault, as he was left to pick up Del Toro's scraps in an extremely short period of time. The movies would likely have been quite different had Jackson been running it from day one.

I personally still love the LOTR movies, so I don't hold the Hobbit against him too much.

When your acceptance speech needs an acceptance speech.