“Troy”: Awards and Trivia

“Troy” was nominated for an Oscar, taking home three awards out of the 15 total nominations it would receive in its stint on top. In this article, the accolades are listed, as well as a collection of interesting trivia concerning the film.

Award Wins for “Troy”

“Troy” won an ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films in 2005 at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.

At the Irish Film and Television Awards, the film took home an IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film or TV. It went to Peter O’ Toole.

At the Teen Choice Awards, Brad Pitt was awarded the Choice Movie Actor Award for a Drama/Action Adventure in 2004.

Award Nominations for “Troy”

In 2005, the film was nominated for Best Achievement in Costume Design at the Academy Awards.

At the Awards of the Japanese Academy, the film was nominated for Award of the Japanese Academy Best Foreign Film in 2005.

At the Golden Trailer Awards in 2004, the film was nominated for a Golden Trailer pertaining to Best Music.

At the MTV Movie Awards, the film was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for the Best Fight, which took place between Brad Pitt and Eric Bana. At the same awards, Brad Pitt was up for Best Male Performance.

The Motion Picture Sound Editors nominated the film for a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Foreign Features in 2005.

At the Teen Choice Awards, Garrett Hedlund was nominated for the Choice Breakout Movie Star , Male; alongside Choice Movie Actor nominee (for Drama/Action Adventure), Orlando Bloom; .The movie itself was nominated as the Choice Movie for an Drama/Action Adventure.

The Visual Effects Society Awards nominated the movie for a VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture.

At the World Soundtrack Awards, the film was nominated for Best Original Song Written for Film for the song titled “Remember Me.”

At the World Stunt Awards, the film was nominated for a Taurus Award in regards to Best Fight (Mark Mottram and Buster Reeves), where Hector and Achilles are to fight to the death in a battle that would only involve swords and shields as their only weapons. At these same awards, Simon Crane was nominated for Best Stunt Coordinator and/or 2nd Unit Director.

“Troy” Trivia

Ironically, Brad Pitt (who played Achilles) actually tore his left Achilles tendon during the production.

Film production for the movie took place in Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where two hurricanes flew in within less than a month. Luckily, the last hurricane arrived during the last week of production when most of the movie was practically complete.

Gabriel Yared created a score for the movie, but it was rejected as Warner Brother called it a bit ‘old-fashioned.’ It took Yared more than a year to fine-tune his version, while James Horner who composed the final score for the film took less than a month and a half.

Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did their own fighting scenes. Interestingly, they forged an agreement as to how much each would owe if the other accidentally delivered a real hit. A lighter blow cost $50, while a harder shot went for $100. In the end, Bana did not own any money to Pitt, while the latter had to pay $750 to his on-screen opponent.