The Lord Of The Rings: THE RETURN OF THE KING' OSCARS chances have been given a big boost - the film was named the best of the year at Saturday's (17JAN04) Producers Guild Awards in California.

Meanwhile, in the TV awards section, it was another good year for America's HBO cable channel, which picked up four of five awards for hit shows Six Feet Under and SEX + The City, and TV movies MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA and Live FROM BAGHDAD, starring Brits Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham-CARTER respectively.

The Guild winners are:

Best Movie - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

TV Drama - SIX FEET UNDER

TV Comedy - SEX + THE CITY

TV Movie/Miniseries - LIVE FROM BAGHDAD

Reality, Game or Informational Series - Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

Long-form TV - MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA

19/01/2004 09:27