Directed by Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a lot of spectacular battle scenes but I think one of my favorite scenes in the trilogy is a dialogue-driven scene involving the character of Gollum/Smeagol. It is a tour-de-force in both acting and CGI effects. Few CGI characters in live-action films have required and achieved the depth and characterization that Andy Serkis and the team at WETA digital have done with the character of Gollum. The first time I saw this, I completely forgot that it was a CGI creation. Andy Serkis was buzzed as a possible Best Supporting Actor contender for this.