Many critics had universally hailed HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 as the best Potter movie ever. Not only the movie has made a record-breaking $169.1 million in the opening weekend, it has also currently made $1.1 billion in the worldwide box-office and still counting.
Now Warner Bros. has decided to pull out all the stops to push HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 for Best Picture nomination come next year. Looks like the studio is also using the same strategy where New Line has successfully campaigned THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) into multiple Oscar glory, in which the fantasy epic scored 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Jackson.
Seriously? HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 for Best Picture nomination? With the current Oscar rule where the Best Picture category has 10 empty slots, that might be possible. But really, I beg to differ because this final HARRY POTTER installment is hardly the best among the series. You can read my review here.