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Sad news today; Our Tolkien fandom has suffered a death in the family. Our beloved Andrew Lesnie passed on at the age of 59 on Monday. Andrew was a vital part of Peter Jackson’s team on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and most recently, The Hobbit Trilogy. He was an absolute visionary, who, like Peter Jackson, loved making films. You could tell how passionate he was about films because of his ever present smile and enthusiasm. He was a constant face in the behind the scenes footage, his trusty camera always rolling. 

He was brilliant, he was an Oscar winner, but most importantly he was our family member. So today, hold those you love a little closer and let’s keep Andrew’s family and friends in our thoughts. Here on l-o-t-r & the-hobbit Blog, I want to dedicate this day to Andrew Lesnie’s legacy.
Rest in peace, Andrew. We will always be thankful for your sheer brilliance and talent and I will most certainly miss your smile.

Thank You and God Bless

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Serena Williams | WTA Tour 2015 Honor Roll
5 Titles (3 Grand Slam Titles, 2 Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 Titles)  

  • undefeated in all her 2015 finals (5-0), has yet to lose a final since 2013
  • 4 consecutive years with 5+ title (since 2012)
  • 2nd year with 3 Grand Slam titles (after 2002)
  • completed her 2nd Serena Slam (four Grand Slam titles won in a row, from US Open 2014 to Wimbledon 2015, 1st one was in 2002-2003) 
  • record-breaking 6th Australian Open title (Open Era)
  • record-breaking 8th Miami title
  • holds the 3rd position for most Grand Slam titles won with 21 titles (after Court, 24 and Graf, 22; the record applies for both amateur and Open Era, and applies for both male and female players)
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Novak Djokovic | ATP World Tour 2015 Honor Roll
11 Titles (3 Grand Slam Titles, 1 World Tour Finals, 6 ATP Masters 1000 Titles, 1 ATP 500 Title)  

  • holds a 11-4 record in his 2015 finals (lost to Federer in Dubai and Cincinnati, Murray in Montreal, and Wawrinka in Roland Garros)
  • record-breaking 15 straight finals in a row from 16 tournaments entered in 2015
  • 2nd year with 3 Grand Slam wins (after 2011)
  • 2nd year winning 10+ titles in a season (after 2011), 5th consecutive year winning 6+ titles in a season (since 2011)
  • first player to win record-breaking 6 ATP Masters 1000 titles in one season
  • defended all his 7 titles from 2014
  • record-breaking 5th Australian Open title (Open Era)
  • record-tying 4th Indian Wells title (tied with Federer)
  • record-breaking 6th Beijing title
  • record-breaking 3rd Shanghai title
  • record-breaking 4th Paris-Bercy title
  • first player to win the Indian Wells-Miami double three times (2011, 2014, 2015)
  • first player to win the World Tour Finals 4 times in a row (2012-2015)