The Star Wars films are not Kodak Theater movies, they are your local theater movies. Other than some of the stunning technical achievements, of which ROTS was the most Star Warsy, I don't believe any writing, directing or performance was particularliy Oscar worthy. But then again, why should it be? A large chunk of GL's greatness is his disconnection from mainstream Hollywood. He and his acolytes are out in the desert making movies no one else would make. No one else could make films like GL and ILM. My question is, why isn't this enough for fans? One of my favorite films of all time was "Highlander." Can't think of any part of it that is fit for an Oscar nomination. Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar. John Williams has had like 47 nominations. While I was glad for the exposure that the cast of LOTR received for ROTK's win, the ROTS cast doesn't need that same sort of exposure. Does it make a movie better for you when it wins gold?