The third film in the Lord Of The Rings series has won all 11 of the awards for which it was nominated at the annual cinema awards ceremony, the Oscars.

It has matched Ben Hur and Titanic for the record number of awards.

The documentary Chernobyl Heart, which is based on the activities of a Cork-based charity, won the award for the Best Documentary Short Subject.

Sean Penn won Best Actor, with Charlize Theron named Best Actress. Tim Robbins won in the Best Supporting Actor category and Renee Zellweger picked up the Best Supporting Actress award.