‘Harry Potter‘ is a seven-part fantasy series written by J.k.Rowling and adapted into eight-part movies by Warner Bros. Fans were delighted to their favorite literary character come to life on big screens. The ensemble cast featured Danielle Radcliff as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermoine Granger, and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasly. The films made everything in the wizarding world a cultural phenomenon.
The trio – Harry, Ron, and Hermoine – from the first movie gets into trouble at Hogwarts. They are either looking for secret chambers or messing around in the restricted section of the library. Either way, they get caught by Professor Snape and end up in detention. If not messing around at Hogwarts, the trio finds ways to defeat the Dark Lord. Today, there are Harry Potter theme parks and their popularity continues to increase as new generations discover books and movies. But, did the movies win any Oscars?
Were ‘Harry Potter’ Films Nominated At The Academy Awards?
With the release of each ‘Harry Potter‘ film, its popularity increased worldwide and the Potterheads family grew day by day. By the time the final movie ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ part 2 released, the movie franchise was nominated 12 times for Oscars according to the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences. Except for ‘Order of Phoenix ‘and ‘Chamber of Secrets‘, all other movies of the franchise achieved a nod from the Oscars. Harry Potter isn’t the first movie franchise to be overlooked by the Academy.
Reportedly, there are several factors why Harry Potter missed Oscars. First, of many, the movies were considered for younger audiences. Second, the CGI effects were not that great in the initial movies. Sadly to win an Oscar, the directors need to be famous, which wasn’t the case in ‘Harry Potter’, leading them to lose Oscar. And finally, the Academy didn’t deem the acting performances worthy of an Oscar nod. After many hits and misses, finally, Harry Potter movies found redemption. According to Wired in 2017, Colleen Atwood took home an Oscar for her costume design work on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them’.
What’s The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spin-Off About?
After the running success of the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise, the showrunners came up with a three-part ‘Fantastic Beast‘ spin-off prequel series. ‘Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them‘ was released in 2016. It introduced us to characters like Newt Scamander, Credence Barebone, Tina Goldstein, and Jacob Kalowski.
Later in 2018, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Crimes of Grindelwald’ released introducing us to another intriguing villain Gellert Grindelwald. The movie revealed Albus Dumbledore’s connection to Grindelwald and Newt Scamander. The second film also introduced us to Leta Lestrange, Nagini, and Theseus Scamander. The group joined hands together to fight the Dark Wizard, Grindelwald.
Finally, the third film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Secrets of Dumbledore’ released in 2022. It was somewhere in this movie, that Albus Dumbledore knew his death was around, because of the blood pact with Grindelwald.
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