Must Watch: First Powerful Oscar Campaign Video for 'Harry Potter'

November 9, 2011
Source: Awards Daily

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / Oscars

Back in August we learned that Warner Bros. would be making a big push for their franchise finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II to get some Academy Awards love, at least in the form of some nominations, that could serve to honor the entire multi-billion dollar franchise. Now the first move in getting members of the Academy to pay attention to the epic conclusion has made its way online in the form of a short trailer (via Awards Daily) showing some of the finer moments of the film and praise from critics including Richard Roeper who calls it "one of the great cinematic journeys of our time." See it below!

Here's the first Oscar campaign video for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is again directed by British filmmaker David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince previously. The script was also written again by Steve Kloves, of Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, and also Half-Blood Prince, but not Order of the Phoenix. This is based on J.K. Rowling's very popular series of books which have already concluded. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits Blu-Ray and DVD shelves on November 11th!

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  • Bltzie
    SHIVERS DOWN MY SPINE! Im not sure how this is going to perform at the Oscars, but in my book this was one of the best movies of 2011 and the perfect ending to the HP franchise. Instant classic!
  • ... I'm not sure half a movie counts for award recognition, and since Part 2 was mostly the third act in the whole movie, it's really weak on its own butchered half...
  • Jez
    You'd think Warner Bros would be backing Extremely Loud and Extremely Close due to the fact that Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are Oscar winners themselves. Either way it's currently Like Crazy's to lose.
    • Just because Warner Bros. will push Deathly Hallows for Oscar nominations doesn't mean they won't push any of their other features. I'm sure there will be plenty of effort to get Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close some Oscar noms too.
  • Xerxexx
    By Merlin's beard release both parts on a single DVD!!!!
  • Anonymous
    great series but sorry the films not oscar worthy.
    • Craig
      Oh, it's definitely worthy of some Oscars. Maybe not Best Picture, but certainly some of the lesser awards.
  • rennmaxbeta
    Technical awards maybe, but not Best Picture. What are WB smoking?
  • Dgeer80
    I would love to see it get a nomination for Best Picture. Even if it does though, it won't win. It's half a movie.
  • Anonymous
    I got very emotional all of a sudden...
  • This movie had the emotional impact of the end of a great series riding on it, but not much else.  The movie only really had to be not disappointing, and I think that's all it did.  If you can give an Oscar to an entire series, then by all means, give it this series, but I don't think the last movie holds up that well as it's own film.  
  • happy camper
    better luck at the teen choice awards.
  • Give it the Oscar, but not just for this movie. For the whole series.
  • How appropriate that they used the same piece of score that was used in – wait for it – Kick-Ass!
  • Posthuman
    Guess they think since it's the last movie (finally) that they might get a nom.  
  • weezy1
    How about an Oscar nod for Alan Rickman?  Snape is the heart of the movie!
  • is missed!
  • Lily
    They should be pushing for Alan Rickman for sure.  Best Picture, Best Score, and Stuart Craig's sets




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