Harry Potter Series Given Special Award from AFI


Dec 11, 2011

Posted by Mel

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

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.”

17 Responses to Harry Potter Series Given Special Award from AFI

Avatar ImageEvil_Genius77 says: 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.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: CONGRATS! They deserve it! :DAvatar Imagehewy says: About time the Hollywood snobs recognized excellent film making! Congratulations to the franchise!!!!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: Definitely deserved!Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: @hewy: agreed!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Congratulations!! :DAvatar Imagelovelle says: Wow! That's just a great deal! Hope it helps the Oscar and Golden Globes push! Go Harry Potter! Just a few steps more!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: CONGRATS!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: 'Bout time!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Glad to see this...Avatar ImageCCB5Potterfan34 says: 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.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Yeah,about time! Congrats! Harry Potter rules! :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Really happy to see this :)Avatar ImageAppaketoope says: i totally agree!!!they defo deserved it Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: The shot at the end is really cool...Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: So glad there is some recognition since it is well deserved.Avatar Imagelilyluna257 says: that's great! they deserved it loads

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