Well, Return of the King just swept the Oscars. Can’t say I didn’t see that coming, but one never really knows sometimes.
I’d say that Peter Jackson and company definitely deserved it. They put so much work into those films, it was fitting for their work to be recognized so well when it was all over.
And yes, I’m a die-hard Tolkien fan who actually thinks they did a great job with adapting those books to film. Feel free to disagree, but if you do I want you to include a better way to have done it.