With the release of Hogwarts Legacy, “the best Harry Potter game ever made,” potterheads have been resurrected. The hordes of Slytherin, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw fans (of Hufflepuff we all know that there is no) have taken their robes and wands out of the closet and the famous College of Witchcraft and Wizardry is once again on everyone’s lips. The world of JK Rowling is brought to the fore even in a priori unrelated things… as is the case with the Oscars. This Sunday, March 13, 2023, the Film Academy will once again reward the best films of 2022 and the followers of the boy who survived (or the one who should not be named). they wonder if he is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumledore.
Although it sounds absurd (the film failed critically and at the box office to the point of jeopardizing its sequels), the truth is that the adaptations of Harry Potter to the big screen used to be present at the ceremony. Only The Chamber of Secrets, The Order of the Phoenix and the last two of Fantastic Beasts have missed the gala. The rest were there and the franchise accumulates 13 Oscar nominations. 13 nominations… and a single award. A single statuette that went precisely to the spin offs, to which many fans are disgusted and consider minor deliveries. But in his day Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won Best Costume Award.
nor the iconic John Williams soundtrack It was awarded (although it received a couple of nominations) and most of the nominations were in the art direction category instead of the visual effects category, which is what many of us would think of. And although Cuarón’s, the third, is usually considered the best and prettiest of the saga, the first was the one with the most awards and the sixth film was the one that almost emerged victorious in one of the main categories (best photography).
But let’s see all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts nominations and prices: