Did the producers provide a reason as to why Boromir didn't receive a personal gift from Lady Galadriel? In the extended movie, Fellowship of the Ring, we see all the other members receive gifts instead of Boromir, who is only shown with his Elven cloak (...which they all get anyway). In the novel, he gets a gold belt in the shape of leaves if I remember correctly.

I found a couple of forums discussing it but nothing concrete as to the decision of cutting him out:

He perhaps didn't play too huge a role in the Fellowship but still he should have gotten a mention I feel.

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    She was like "naw, he not gon' make it, don' be wastin' no gifts on him"! – Möoz Feb 5 '15 at 21:09
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    Wow, the Elvish language really is beautiful! – user35594 Feb 5 '15 at 21:25
  • Perhaps the movie followed the book...for a change. – GEdgar Feb 5 '15 at 22:17
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    In the book: "The Lady bowed her head, and she turned then to Boromir, and to him she gave a belt of gold; and to Merry and Pippin she gave small silver belts, each with a clasp wrought like a golden flower." – Joe L. Feb 6 '15 at 18:27
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    @Mooz Galadriel was very familiar with Sean Bean's repertoire. – Dacio Feb 6 '15 at 19:55

The short answer is that each of the gifts that were filmed played significant parts in the future movies whereas Boromir's gift (in the book it was a "belt of gold") had no future importance.

In the Extended Director's Commentary, Peter Jackson spoke to the reasons why each scene was originally filmed (as well as his disappointment that they didn't make the theatrical cut and his pleasure that they made the DVD):

PJ : The cloaks that the Fellowship wear, erm, were given to them in Lothlorien and in the movie version they're just suddenly are wearing these cloaks and there's no explanation of how they got them. The Lembas bread is significant because, ah, Lembas bread returns to the story in the second and third film and we filmed sequences in those movies with the lembas bread and yet we never introduced it in the theatrical version of the Fellowship of the Ring so this is another reason why I'm glad that this DVD has an the opportunity of being seen by people prior to the release of the Two Towers 'cause actually one of the first scenes in the Two Towers, between Frodo and Sam, um, involves them eating Lembas Bread so at least people will have some concept of what that actually is now.

This is where Aragorn gets his dagger, which he uses throughout the rest of this movie and the next two films so it's nice to be able to see it being a gift from Celeborn.

Legolas gets his bow. Now Merry and Pippin get these daggers which again form a significant moment in the Two Towers so I'm glad that people are able see these daggers being given. All of the gifts that Galadriel gives the Fellowship are actually used in the next two movies in different ways and so I was pretty adamant that I wanted to include all of these scenes in the DVD because this rope, for instance that Sam has been given does play a part in the Two Towers and, uh, y'know, the hope is that most people will get to look at this DVD and understand where these things come from, as they look at the next films

Transcription mine

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    +1; unless something else (with an explicit reference to Boromir) appeared in an interview that's probably as good as it's going to get. – user8719 Feb 5 '15 at 23:59
  • @DarthSatan - I thought it was pretty conclusive. He also left out the scabbards and other belts for much the same reason. – Valorum Feb 6 '15 at 0:01
  • I agree that it's pretty conclusive; the only thing missing is an explicit reference to Boromir (edited my comment to clarify). – user8719 Feb 6 '15 at 0:03
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    In the book, Frodo's recognition of the belt from Faramir's description of it in his vision contributes Faramir's belief of Frodo. It could easily have been included... – shaunc Feb 6 '15 at 4:47

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