NEW YORK – The Best Picture Oscar won't be handed out for another week and a half, but the winner for most bloopers is already in.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, has left some viewers spellbound with a whopping 151 reported gaffes on the moviemistakes.com Web site.
Frodo and friends are far ahead of the historical epic Gangs of New York (32 mistakes), the musical Chicago (13 mistakes) and the drama The Hours (6 mistakes).
Eagle-eyed movie fans e-mailing bloopers to the U.K.-based Web site haven't found any mistakes yet in the fifth nominated film, The Pianist -- quite possibly because the Holocaust drama hasn't been that widely seen by the public.
A few of the more noteworthy goofs among the Best Picture nominees:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
* Some of the Rohan women are clearly wearing freshly applied lip liner and natural-colored lipstick.
* In several close-ups, Samwise (Sean Astin) can be seen sporting a very un-Hobbit-like five o'clock shadow on his cheeks.
GANGS OF NEW YORK
* Near the end of the movie, there's a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge didn't open until 1883, years after the story takes place.
* In the scene where Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) lies in bed with two nude women, one of them has a noticeable bikini tan line -- in the mid 19th-century.
* During the draft riots that climax the movie, obviously phony rocks tossed at police bounce right off their heads.
* In the final scene where Roxie (Renee Zellweger) and Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are performing, there is lipstick on Roxie's teeth. It disappears halfway through the number.
* After Roxie is found not guilty, she looks outside and sees drops of rain running down the window. But it isn't raining outside as reporters chase her lawyer.
* In his first number, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) throws off his hat. When the chorus girls surround him and he doffs his boxers, the hat inexplicably reappears.
The clock at the train station reads 4:25, but when Leonard Woolf (Stephen Dillane) arrives to fetch his wife Virginia (Nicole Kidman) his wristwatch clearly says it's 9:30.
* The first time Clarissa (Meryl Streep) visits Richard's (Ed Harris') apartment, her necklace disappears and reappears throughout the scene.
* When Laura (Julianne Moore) picks up her son at the babysitter, he's sitting in the back seat. But he's up front when she pulls away.