"Prisoner of Azkaban" Wins First Light Film of the Decade Award
March 15, 2011, 03:10 PM
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was named the First Light Film of the Decade, it was announced this afternoon at the First Light Awards in London.
The First Light Film of the Decade was voted on by the public, in association with the BAFTA Kids' Vote. "Prisoner of Azkaban" was up against films such as "Shrek," "Whale Rider," "Happy Feet," and "Up."
Actress Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) was in attendance at the ceremony in London. Photos of her can be seen via Getty Images.
Update: The BBC reported that Ms Poesy presented the award to producer David Heyman at the ceremony. In his acceptance speech, he is quoted as saying:
"It's especially exciting and moving to be voted Film of the Decade by children aged five to 15.
"We made the film for children of all ages to 105
really, but clearly a core part of our audience is young people and to
be honoured is a privilege."
They voted PoA as the first light film of the decade???Wow!
I had voted!!!Hehehe,it’s GREAT!!!
For real? As a standalone movie, I suppose PoA is well-crafted or whatever. But as a movie based on the novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I absolutely can’t stand it. The very worst of the Potter films, in my opinion.
Sweet. It’s my favorite film.
Nice job to the film people, as usual!
That’s pretty cool! Just goes to prove Harry Potter is the awesomest series evah!
Yeah PoA! Congratulations to everyone who worked on the movie. :)
Congrats, I agree with @RavenclawDancer, it’s good as a single film, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite…
Since the First Light Award is to showcase the talents of young actors, I’d have to say the film was a great choice. Rupert, Dan and Emma, plus all the young extras in that movie di a great job of acting.
Wow thats awsome :) It is definitly one of my favorite books :) :)
One of my favourite books and the best film of the bunch. Let it go people, it’s an adaptation. Enjoy the book, enjoy this, the differences change nothing of the book. It’s still on your shelf, there’s enough for everyone
I agree with KiwiMcl, this was actually the first HP movie I saw. After I watched PoA, I immediately went out and got all of the books that were available at the time and started reading. Congratulations to all involved, each HP movie has its good and its bad, let us just celebrate another award for the HP world!
Intense! XD It’s definitely one of my favourites of the movies!