snapes twitter throwin shade at the academy
Academy Awards are given to films with outstanding achievements in their given categories (or, realistically, to films with PR teams which were the best at lobbying academy members for their vote). The books written by Rowling inspired a generation, the films were just illustrations. The films aren’t films, they’re movies, filled with plot holes, frantically trying to get through a narrative without once successfully immersing themselves in the world Rowling created.
The best examples I can think of are in the last movie, when McGonagall sends the Slytherins to the dungeons as the school is threatened — as if her character would ever put students willfully in danger, and as if Rowling hadn’t made it a point several times that Slytherin students aren’t pure evil, and that arbitrary rivalries between houses are destructive. Or even just how as Snape is dying and Harry asks Hermione for a flask, she fumbles in her bag for one, as if we weren’t watching a movie about wizard kids, let alone one of the best witches of her time who can conjure one out of thin air when she needs it.
No, the Harry Potter franchise never won an Oscar, because it never produced a film that was complete enough in successfully executing all the necessary elements of a film that make it great, and not just a vehicle to vicariously love the books through while making bank off a literary success that proved the endeavor worthwhile.
COME AT ME.