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  • Denis
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    Until this day, I don’t get how this movie didn’t win any oscars, why was it so shut out through all awards season, despite a few tech nods, Rickman deserved a nomination, Branah, Hill, Nolte and Sydow, none of them were better than him, Yates deserved to get that nomination for his outstanding work, the movie should have earned a BP nod, adapted screenplay (really? one of the most succesfull franchise, stellar reviews and not a nomination in the BAS cattegory? I don’t know if voters got tired or didn’t expect the last film to be this good, or got caught up in all of this “The Artist” bs, really, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close? I love “War Horse”, but not, not even nearly as good as Deathly Hallows II. I’ll never forget that snub. What about the fucking perfect Editing???????????

    I didn’t support those nominations for any of the other movies that came before this one, but this was different, this was phenomenal cinema.

    What are you guy’s opinion?

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    Riley
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    I totally agree, particularly with your last part about the other films not being worthy, but this being on a different level. I will add cinematography as another snub.

    The genre did it in. See also The Dark Knight. I much prefer The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to The Dark Knight, but The Dark Knight hit the precursors.

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    Reis
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    Completely agree.

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    thatfilmgirl
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    It’s insanity to me that he franchise as a whole didn’t win a single Oscar. Who let that happen??

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    J H
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    I totally agree, particularly with your last part about the other films not being worthy, but this being on a different level. I will add cinematography as another snub.

    The genre did it in. See also The Dark Knight. I much prefer The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to The Dark Knight, but The Dark Knight hit the precursors.

    I do remember being surprised that Dark Knight Rises got 0 noms and Batman Begins 1. So at least all that “DK for BP!” talk was able to push it to a bunch of noms.

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    nkb325
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    It’s because of two reasons.
    1. It’s a fantasy film, as people said
    2. It’s a story about teenagers. The academy just does not seem to take kindly to movies about high school age children, even when genre films are able to break through, they are never young adult films.

    These are the only logical reason. Deathly Hallows had the reviews (the best reviewed wide release movie of the year on both RT and MC), it had the passion (still in the top 5 or 10 highest grossing films of all time) and it was the capper of possibly the biggest film franchise in history short of maybe star wars.

    I would’ve given it nominations for
    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting actor, Best Actor (yes, he deserved at least one nomination for carrying the franchise and creating one of the most iconic film characters of all time), Best Production Design, Best Makeup, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Score

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    forwardswill
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    It was a brilliant film. Would have been completely deserving of Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Rickman was incredible the entire series), Adapted Screenplay and at least 6 tech nods.

    Frankly, though, I think the bigger shame is that the series as a whole had so many brilliant performances from the best of British acting talent and none of them were nominated. Particular standouts for me: Imelda Staunton (she was easily in my year top 3 for Order of the Phoenix), Alan Rickman, Kenneth Branagh (like nothing I’ve seen him do before or since), Robbie Coltrane (BAFTA nominated for the first film) and Ralph Fiennes (who deftly handled a character who could have been a cartoon and turned him into something actually sinister). Seriously, where were the SAG ensemble nods?

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    Denis
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    OK, it was fantasy, but so was Lord of the rings, maybe the “teen” factor did get in the way, however, wasn’t there enough darkness to shadow all the of that way? Also, the makeup work, look at those actors just 5 years later how they grown old and how young they look in that movie.

    As for Daniel Radclif, I am sure he is a great actor and was the perfect choice for the role, but I don’t think he did enough on the entire series to warrant a nomination, maybe in in half blood prince. A not so popular opinion, Tom Felton was just fantastic in the final movies.

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    Macca
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    I don’t agree with all the above-the-line talk, except for maybe best picture, but it deserved to sweep all the tech categories, it was just as good as LOTR in that respect.

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    kvothe_snow
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    Disagree with above comments. The visual effects were fine, but nothing extraordinary. The other somewhat standout for me were the adults, but we were so used to them being 2-dimensional that fleshing them out more was 7 films too late. The young actors who played Harry, Ron, and Hermione were not exactly very good either. The direction pretty bad too. The choice of shots was poor. Editing made the film a slog. If they had only stuck with Cuaron, maybe they had a chance in the end. I’m totally not surprised it didn’t win anything.

    I’m more surprised that Elijah Wood never received recognition as Frodo. He was born to play Frodo.

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    kvothe_snow
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    Oh and I still never forgave them for totally scrapping the back story of Voldemort in Half-blood prince. That would have made Voldemort a much more fleshed out character than just a caricature ugly-looking villain who terrorized children at a school.

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    ^^
    Always a nice LOL.

    The fact the Imelda Staunton was overlooked for her performance in Order of the Phoenix is beyond me! Even BAFTA overlooked it! Gary Oldman is also a standout. Richard Harris for the first film. The Alan Rickman snub was the worst of all of them. How dare they?!

    Also Emma Watson’s performance in Prisoner of Azkaban was incredible as well as her performance in Deathly Hallows part 1. That’s when she had the most to work with and she always did so well.

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    Denis
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    kvothe_snow what a butt load of crap.

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    Emil Petrov
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    You know really pisses me off…That this film was so terribly overlooked in one of the weakest Oscar years, yet film like Deadpool gets PGA, DGA and WGA nominations. Wha? I mean, Deadpool was fun movie and all, but PGA, DGA and WGA? And Harry Potter is worst? Come on!

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    Denis
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    You know really pisses me off…That this film was so terribly overlooked in one of the weakest Oscar years, yet film like Deadpool gets PGA, DGA and WGA nominations. Wha? I mean, Deadpool was fun movie and all, but PGA, DGA and WGA? And Harry Potter is worst? Come on!

    It makes no sense, it must have been something personal, We all know now, that there will be more books and movies on the next few years to follow, I hope that changes and they make up for this terrible snubs.

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