Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Harry Potter and Awards

As we gear up for the Awards season (yes I am excited about the Golden Globes on Sunday night) I am left to wonder...will Harry Potter ever win anything.  I know, I know there are many other great movies this year (apparently) but I love this franchise so much and I so wanted some recognition before the movies slip off in to oblivion (yeah right).  I know that no nominations were given for the final movie by the Golden Globes but does this mean that Oscar will ignore this movie as well?  The final chapter of the movies was phenomenal and Alan Rickman (playing Professor Snape) was outstanding in his final scenes.  Of course Harry Potter will win awards for the effects but what about the overall scope of the story telling.  The acting, the directing, the adaptation of the books. 

After instilling a new love of reading in so many children (and adults), these movies brought our the images to life and really gave faces to the characters we loved (and hated).  I guess this is my plea that all of this will not be for naught.  Stepping down from my soapbox now....

2 comments:

froggy said...

I think, for the most part, they did an excellent job of adapting the books to the movies and should be recognized for that.

diatribesandovations.com said...

I've always wondered why Oscar didn't recognize Harry Potter as much as Lord of the Rings. For me, the Potter series was much more enjoyable overall.