Oscars show love for George Clooney and Woody Allen, while 'Harry Potter' and dark themes get the shaft
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Loser: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2"
It was Harry's last chance to get grown-up props for the franchise, and not surprisingly, Academy voters weren't interested in getting behind a blockbuster kids' movie, no matter how dark its conclusion and no matter how hard Warner Bros. pushed (and oh, how it pushed). The film got three nods, but all of them below the line (Art Direction, Make-Up and Visual Effects). Guess J.K. Rowling and all involved will just have to cry themselves to the bank.