The Oscar Nominations were announced and King Kong is listed in the following categories: Achievement in art direction, Achievement in sound editing, Achievement in sound mixing and Achievement in visual effects.
Sci Fi Wire about the nomination:
Article “Kong Gets Tech Oscar Nods”:
Peter Jackson’s King Kong earned only technical nods in the 2005 Academy Award nominations announced in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, while other science fiction and fantasy films were virtually shut out of the Oscars’ major categories. Kong’s nominations included art direction, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects. (scifi.com)
The event takes place on Sunday March 5, 2006 in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The channel ABC will air the award show.