Thursday, February 23, 2012
Harry Potter gets the shove at this years Oscars
Apart from the Academy's dislike for big named franchise's, why else was Potter snubbed? Was it not different enough for the Academy? Sure you have The Help which is about rebellion in a time of racism and The Tree of Life that I've heard is just plain strange. But isn't that what they want? Something different? Something that pushes film to the limit - and is immoral a lot of times? Oh and they can't be family films except if they are Disney and even Disney gets snubbed at times. Harry Potter is a story about adversity just like The Help and Harry Potter has a lot of strange parts for example, horcruxes! It's intense but heart warming at the same time - the perfect balance. I guess Harry is just too moral for the Academy.
and says, "I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese...There's a certain amount of snobbery. It's kind of disheartening. I never thought I'd care. But it would've been nice to have some recognition, just for the hours put in."
Potter is nominated for small Oscar's including Art Direction, Visual Effects, and Makeup. In my opinion, it is not getting the recognition it deserves. I have no doubt Hollywood will continue to snub great films in the future as they have also done in the past. Another great film that was snubbed at this year's Oscars is Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene staring Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to the famous Olsen twins.
So what do you think? Was Harry Potter not given the credit it deserved? Or are the Oscars right to ignore a franchise film?