HARRY POTTER Franchise To Receive BAFTA Awards
The popular HARRY POTTER movie franchise will be honored with a BAFTA Award (the British equivalent of the Oscars) reports Yahoo! News. The annual award will be given for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema and will be presented at the BAFTA ceremony in London on February 13 to author J.K. Rowling and series producer David Heyman.
Seven movies have currently been released with the last being split into two parts to account for length and story-telling purposes. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was released in November and the final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will hit theatres on July 15. For the past 10 years, the films have been breaking records around the globe, collecting approximately $6.4 billion in box office records. They have also been nominated for several Oscars in both the technical and musical categories.
In a statement, BAFTA commented: “The Harry Potter films have not only created stars in front of the camera, but have also highlighted the expertise within the British craft and technical industries, supporting a vast array of jobs throughout production.”
Rowling’s popular series, about the boy wizard and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has sold millions of copies around the world, making it one of the most popular series of all time.
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