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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:15 pm
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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

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Moving on from giving record-breaking number of Oscars to films like Titanic means the Oscars are getting better, as far as I'm concerned... Though I've nver had great respect for or trust in those awards anyway.
The Oscars have always been a very mixed bag. I disliked Braveheart and while I enjoyed Titanic (or at least the second half of it ) I didn't think it deserved however many Oscars it got. The screenplay was AWFUL! Kate Winslet (and the CGI ship!) were the best things in that film.

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And LOTR didnt get any Oscar for any acting performance, though Ian McKellen was good enough. If he didnt get it, I dont see who else for the same style can.
Exactly. (Sean Astin was very peeved about that, but never mind. )

And the ensemble cast for both LotR and the Potter franchise were (and are) excellent.

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To be honest, I don't think any of the films has been good enough to actually win an Academy Award in any category.
I don't either.

And I really don't think it matters at all. I enjoy the HP films for what they are: wonderfully enjoyable entertainment.

I do think the films could have been better had the film-makers taken a darker, bolder, more visionary approach to adapting Rowling's stories, and translated the more subversive elements in her lively imagination onto the screen.


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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:52 pm
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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

Deathly Hallows could be the worst Potter movie ever, and if it won a oscar, I wouldn't care. And vice versa.

I know this topic is about DH and it's oscar chances, so I'll refrain from expressing my feelings on the oscars in general.


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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:57 pm
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Moving on from giving record-breaking number of Oscars to films like Titanic means the Oscars are getting better, as far as I'm concerned... Though I've nver had great respect for or trust in those awards anyway.
Actually it did get better indeed: Gladiator and LOTR came after Titanic with all the chances to get Oscars and they did.

Titanic opened the door, but the truly-record-sweeping LOTR 3 closed the door for this kind of movie.

Even a very mature, very, Harry Potter it would take some doing to get into the same style of Titanic, Gladiator, and LOTR.
And even being the same style as those movies, I don´t think it would be considered.

So I am really wondering how much it will take to another Titanic to come and open the door.
Hope not 40 years like the breach Ben Hur-Titanic

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The Oscars have always been a very mixed bag. I disliked Braveheart and while I enjoyed Titanic (or at least the second half of it ) I didn't think it deserved however many Oscars it got. The screenplay was AWFUL! Kate Winslet (and the CGI ship!) were the best things in that film.



Exactly. (Sean Astin was very peeved about that, but never mind. )

And the ensemble cast for both LotR and the Potter franchise were (and are) excellent.



I don't either.

And I really don't think it matters at all. I enjoy the HP films for what they are: wonderfully enjoyable entertainment.
I second all that


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Old February 17th, 2009, 1:19 pm
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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

I agree with most of the previous posters that the chances of DH winning any best actor/director/actress/screenplay/supporting actor/actress are nil. However, if John Williams does come back, the score may have a chance to be nominated. Special effects may have a chance too- technical awards would be a better bet.

Also, splitting DH into two, IMO, doesn't really help its Oscar chances, if any. However, I love the HP films, Oscar or not. Its fun, entertaining and we get to visually see the books we've adored so much


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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

I think If they have fun doing it I think they can win big but HP is the best in my books


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I think If they have fun doing it I think they can win big but HP is the best in my books
Win what though? What categories do you think DH stands any chance in?


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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

Personally - I think that it will be the end of the series.
Sadly though I doubt that there will be an oscar for Harry.
The only reason that LOTR got them was there would have been uproar if they hadn't.
Nah, the Oscar voters are to snobby and elitist to vote for a fantasy film.


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Personally - I think that it will be the end of the series.
Do you mean - there will be Oscars awarded after the last HP film?

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The only reason that LOTR got them was there would have been uproar if they hadn't.
And what would this hypothetical "uproar" actually do to AMPAS voters? How would it affect them? Most of them are very old, and no longer work in the industry.

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Nah, the Oscar voters are to snobby and elitist to vote for a fantasy film.
They voted for the three LOTR films which were... fantasy films.


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Old February 18th, 2009, 7:43 pm
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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

If it's going to get an Oscar, it'll get one for part 2 of Deathly Hallows, not part 1. It'll have to be one heck of a movie for it to get an Oscar, though. Have any of the HP movies gotten any big time awards? Anyways, it'll take some great performances, great directing, great special effects, and a great script for it to get an Oscar. I really hope it does, though.


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Old February 18th, 2009, 9:41 pm
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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

I don't think HP will ever win any Oscar awards. Well, not for acting. Maybe for other areas like technical or lighting. (Just in my opinion).


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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

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Hi dear friends seeing that its almost Oscar season, I thought to put this up... Since they just started filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows... What would it take to get it a few of those Golden statues?
I remember when I was obsessed with Lord of the Rings and I was always bummed when they never won awards for Best Picture. But when the final movie came out they won it. I see this with a lot of shows that have been on for a while and they never win major awards but as soon as the last season wraps up they get a lot of awards. Maybe the Deathly Hallows movie will be the same way...I believe it will be.


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I remember when I was obsessed with Lord of the Rings and I was always bummed when they never won awards for Best Picture. But when the final movie came out they won it. I see this with a lot of shows that have been on for a while and they never win major awards but as soon as the last season wraps up they get a lot of awards. Maybe the Deathly Hallows movie will be the same way...I believe it will be.
But FOTR and TTT were nominated in various categories, FOTR as Best Picture. None of the HP films has been nominated in any category.


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Peter Jackson as Director?
Haha, I definitely second that!

As it is, the only chance DH has at an Oscar is something techinical, like sound editing or visual effects - if they don't much them up, that is.


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Re: What would it take to get Deathly Hallows an Oscar?

I don't think a "children's" movie has won a Best Picture Oscar since Mary Poppins and times are much changed since then, so I don't hold out much hope for HP to win a major award. I suppose it's possible one of the last 3 films might win a technical award, as many have said. The acting is unlikely to be singled out for honors--although I guess it would be the height of irony if Michael Gambon was nominated as Best Supporting Actor, given how some of us feel about his portrayal of Dumbledore.

But as I hardly ever enjoy the films that win the Best Picture Oscar, I don't even care that HP is overlooked.


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Also, splitting DH into two, IMO, doesn't really help its Oscar chances, if any.
I think you're dead right about that, Lilyrose.

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However, I love the HP films, Oscar or not. Its fun, entertaining and we get to visually see the books we've adored so much
My feelings exactly.


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But FOTR and TTT were nominated in various categories, FOTR as Best Picture. None of the HP films has been nominated in any category.
I know, that's why I wrote "best picture" in italics to mean that they never won in that category before Return of the King. I know that they won in other categories and were nominated for best picture for the others but I only really cared about whether they won best picture. As for HP, maybe they could win at least one award, even if it is in a technical, costume, makeup, etc. category. It's the last film(s), I'm sure they would want to go out with a bang. I don't know about an oscar but other awards it might have a chance at winning.


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I was thinking and I came to the conclusion that DH: part one has the potential to win an Oscar. It comes out at the end of fall which is the beginning of Oscar movie season, it's an 'intimate' character film, not a big epic climatic action packed film that DH2 will be.

If they play their cards right, DH1 could tell the story of a young man accepting the loss of loved ones and continuing his quest, choosing duty over desire. This constant conflict established in Godric's Hollow and then coming into fruition when the trio learn of the deathly hallows provides for some great drama.

You also have the drama between the trio during the camping scenes, Ron leaving and returning, the drama with the locket, etc.

All of-course in the backdrop of a great war, and the nazi imagery with the pure-blood oppression and the state of the ministry of magic with Magic is Might.

DH1 can be a dark and depressing but soul-searching character piece if made well.

It really can be the Empire Strikes Back of the series.


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first of all it would take something that the 1st 6 films are yet to have.... a GOOD director!! oh and re-hire John Williams tocompose the music again


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first of all it would take something that the 1st 6 films are yet to have.... a GOOD director!!
Any suggestions as to who?


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I don't know if Deathly Hallows would get an Oscar or not. Last time a fantasy film got an Oscar was Lord of the Rings, wasn't it?


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