1171083_Provincial_01-04-11_OLGULGRNominated for an Empire Award for Best Debut for his role as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”.  In The Lord of the Rings, according to the book, Pippin is 28 years old, which makes him the youngest of the four lead hobbits. However, Boyd is actually the oldest of the four hobbit actors.  The award went to his co-star, Orlando Bloom for his portrayal of Legolas. (“Mr. Fucking Cheekbones!”)

Nominated for a 2001 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” The award went to the cast of “Gosford Park.”

Named the Second Most Eligible Bachelor in Scotland in the fall of 2001. Second to Prince William.

Named the Most Eligible Bachelor in Scotland in the fall of 2002. Prince William dropped to third.

Nominated for a 2002 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” The award went to the cast of “Chicago.”

“Best Acting by an Ensemble” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, from the National Board of Review, December 2003

“Best Acting by an Ensemble” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), December 2004

Glaswegian Billy Boyd got bitten by the acting bug when he was cast as the Artful Dodger in a school production of the stage musical “Oliver!” at age 11. Although encouraged in his pursuit of the arts by his mother (she enrolled him in amateur dramatics at the Dolphin Arts Centre), he opted to train as a bookbinder when he left school just before his 17th birthday. After a four-year apprenticeship and two more years of actual work, Boyd decided the time had come to pursue his dream of acting.

His band Beecake won People’s Choice Best Live Act Award in Tartan Clef Awards on November 2008.