PUBLIC OPINION > 'Harry Potter' Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture
Film 2012/02/09 21:10:11
In the last decade, the "Harry Potter" franchise has released eight films -- all of which were box office phenomenons. It's the highest-grossing film series of all time, with more than $7 billion in sales, and not a single one flopped. In spite of all that, none of the films received a single Academy Award. They've been frequently nominated for art direction, costume design, original score, cinematography, makeup and visual effects -- but didn't even win those. The final film in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," is in the same position, and star Daniel Radcliffe voiced his disappointment. So we asked SodaHeads if the film should have at least been nominated for Best Picture.
Should 'Harry Potter' Have Been Nominated for Best Picture?
71% Think It Deserved a Nomination
After everything the series has done for the entertainment industry, you'd think it would get a nomination. It doesn't even have to win, but a little recognition would be nice. The Top Opinion also added that Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape in all eight films, deserves a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He's won an Emmy, been nominated for a Tony, and was easily the most-loved character in the series, despite his ambiguity throughout much of it. "Harry Potter" might not have the artistic clout of films like "A Beautiful Mind" or "No Country for Old Men," but it's a shame the series will go down without a single Best Picture nomination.
Women Want that Oscar Nod
Though both genders voted in favor of it, women were way more likely to think "Harry Potter" deserved a nomination -- 30% more likely, in fact. That could imply that "Harry Potter" is more popular with females, or it could simply mean female fans are more passionate about the series. (No wonder Radcliffe fell into bed with some of them.)
'Potter' Is More Popular With the Youth
Gender wasn't the only major divider. There were plenty of secondary demographics, like employment and relationship status, that appeared to have a strong correlation with results, but they all trace back to age. People under the age of 25 are significantly more likely to think "Harry Potter" is Oscar-worthy.
We remember a time when "Harry Potter" was a point of contention for religious advocates. The series' association with wizards and magic made religious parents suspicious. Christians are still less likely to call for an Oscar nod, but more likely than men or older voters.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our original poll about "Harry Potter" and the Oscars. We'd love to hear from you!
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