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Harry Potter Series Given Special Award from AFI

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Posted by: Mel
December 11, 2011, 06:24 PM

AFI has announced their nominees for their 2011 AFI Awards, and the "Harry Potter" series will be receiving a special award as it does not fit AFI's criteria for other honorees:

AFI also gave "The Artist" and the "Harry Potter" franchise special awards (AFI's special kudos recognize films that don't meet the org general awards criteria, most notably that a production be primarily American-generated).

You can read more of the article here.

You can watch the trailer showing AFI's nominees for their 2011 awards here or below. Skip to the very end for a very nice juxtaposition of the Trio in "Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone" and then at the end of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

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32 Points

Actually, as Dave Karger from Entertainment Weekly informed me, he inquired if Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was eligible. They said yes, but decided to recognize the series as a whole in a special award.

Posted by Evil_Genius77 on December 11, 2011, 06:38 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

CONGRATS! They deserve it! :D

Posted by . on December 11, 2011, 07:09 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

About time the Hollywood snobs recognized excellent film making! Congratulations to the franchise!!!!

Posted by hewy on December 11, 2011, 08:24 PM report to moderator
524 Points

Definitely deserved!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on December 11, 2011, 09:44 PM report to moderator
5102 Points


Posted by the mudblood princess:)/ginnylove101 {WBM}=:) on December 11, 2011, 11:35 PM report to moderator
374 Points

Congratulations!! :D

Posted by MoonlitFox on December 11, 2011, 11:54 PM report to moderator
467 Points

Wow! That’s just a great deal! Hope it helps the Oscar and Golden Globes push! Go Harry Potter! Just a few steps more!

Posted by lovelle on December 12, 2011, 07:19 AM report to moderator
667 Points

’Bout time!

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on December 12, 2011, 09:12 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Glad to see this…

Posted by Won_Two on December 12, 2011, 01:16 PM report to moderator
94 Points

I am very happy to see some official recognition of true excellence. From the first to the last the Harry Potter films have been quality, wonderful, productions, worthy of Oscars. So, this is finally, what is deserved. If only the Oscars weren’t so rigid and snobby.

Posted by CCB5Potterfan34 on December 12, 2011, 03:50 PM report to moderator
8317 Points

Yeah,about time! Congrats! Harry Potter rules! :D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on December 13, 2011, 02:24 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

Really happy to see this :)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 13, 2011, 02:30 AM report to moderator
97 Points

i totally agree!!!they defo deserved it

Posted by ForbiddenMarauder on December 13, 2011, 03:01 AM report to moderator
1787 Points

The shot at the end is really cool…

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on December 13, 2011, 03:37 AM report to moderator
1985 Points

So glad there is some recognition since it is well deserved.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on December 18, 2011, 06:18 PM report to moderator
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