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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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!

Bltzie on Nov 9, 2011


... 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...

Yahzee on Nov 9, 2011


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.

Jez on Nov 9, 2011


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.

Ethan Anderton on Nov 9, 2011


By Merlin's beard release both parts on a single DVD!!!!

Xerxexx on Nov 9, 2011


great series but sorry the films not oscar worthy.

Anonymous on Nov 9, 2011


Oh, it's definitely worthy of some Oscars. Maybe not Best Picture, but certainly some of the lesser awards.

Craig on Nov 9, 2011


Technical awards maybe, but not Best Picture. What are WB smoking?

rennmaxbeta on Nov 9, 2011


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.

Dgeer80 on Nov 9, 2011


I got very emotional all of a sudden...

Anonymous on Nov 9, 2011


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.  

SamV on Nov 9, 2011


better luck at the teen choice awards.

happy camper on Nov 9, 2011


Give it the Oscar, but not just for this movie. For the whole series.

M.K. Nielsen on Nov 10, 2011


How appropriate that they used the same piece of score that was used in – wait for it – Kick-Ass!

Felix Naumann on Nov 10, 2011


Guess they think since it's the last movie (finally) that they might get a nom.  

Posthuman on Nov 10, 2011


How about an Oscar nod for Alan Rickman?  Snape is the heart of the movie!

weezy1 on Nov 10, 2011

17 is missed!

A5J4DX on Nov 12, 2011


They should be pushing for Alan Rickman for sure.  Best Picture, Best Score, and Stuart Craig's sets

Lily on Nov 12, 2011

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