Warner Bros. Pushing “Deathly Hallows pt 2″ For Oscar Consideration [VIDEO]
It is “For Your Consideration” time! With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2″ being released on Blu Ray and DVD tomorrow, Warner Bros. is taking the chance to campaign for Oscar nominations while the movie is fresh in people’s minds.
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According to MTV, Warner Bros. is pushing for not only a Best Picture nod, but also nominatons for Best Director, Best Adapted Screen Play, Best Actor (for Daniel Radcliff and Rupert Grint), Best Actress (for Emma Watson), Best Score, and Best Supporting Actor/Actress (for all other major actors with the exception of Tom Felton).
The Harry Potter series is no stranger to the Academy Awards, being nominated 9 times for technical awards such as Art Direction, Visual Effects, and Score. The series has seen more nominations and awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the British equivalent of the Oscars. If things go their way, this will be the first time a Harry Potter film has received Oscar nominations for acting and directing, though some critics felt Imelda Staunton deserved a nomination for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in “Order of the Phoenix”. An early favorite amongst fans for a nomination is Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.
If “Deathly Hallows pt 2″ receives any nominations, we won’t know until the official announcements on Janu