Saturday, July 30, 2011

OSCAR WATCH: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Most of the summer blockbusters have been released, so you know what that means. It's time for the Oscar season to begin. The first film in this season's Oscar Watch is - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2". After 10 years, this highly successful film series has finally come to an end...and what a thrilling end it was! I think the quality of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is due to the many years spent perfecting the craft. The acting and the overall production value were first-rate. I definitely enjoyed the film, but I still wanted more. Maybe it's the fanboy in me that wanted this to be longer. Otherwise, I have no complaints. Now, there's some talk around the blogs of a possible Best Picture nomination. I'm not convinced, as I really can't see Academy voters going for this, especially with the new rules. I do think they will honor it with a bunch of nominations (and maybe wins) in the technical categories though. I would say it's a lock for nominations in Art Direction and Visual Effects. It may also get nods for Cinematography, Original Score, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.