MUMBAI: As part of the promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at the Oscars, Warner Bros has launched a campaign to have the film recognized at the Academy Awards.
In the decade since their inception, Harry Potter movies have made around 5 billion pounds and won critical acclaim but an Oscar has always eluded them.
Warner Bros is now making one last push to break the spell by lobbying Academy voters to nominate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in a dozen categories including best picture and best director.
It is also trying to get Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson nominated in the best actor and actress categories respectively.
The most likely chance of success comes in the best supporting actor category with Alan Rickman's performance as Professor Severus Snape
Till date, Harry Potter films have been nominated for nine Oscars but have failed to win any. The categories for which the films have been nominated include best art direction, best score and best cinematography. The studio is running special trailers and advertising campaigns in the film's honour.
The ballot closes on January 13 and the nominations will be announced on January 24.