'Fantastic Beasts' won first 'Harry Potter' Oscar
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 6:04
She won in the past for her work on the movies "Alice in Wonderland", "Chicago", and "Memoirs of a Geisha". And yet, despite 12 nominations across eight films, the original Harry Potter films never once brought home Oscar gold. However, the blockbusters based on J.K. Rowling's books always left the ceremony empty-handed. David Yates who directed the last four films of the "Harry Potter" series returned to the franchise to helm the prequel. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the first Academy Award for the Harry Potter franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Atwood was hesitant at first in joining the franchise however she was stirred by the setting of the story saying that the 1920s is a great period to tweak into magic. "I treated it as my own visual canon and set myself free".
It starred Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne as the "Magizoologist" Newt Scamander, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterson as a witch named Tina and Colin Farrell as wizard Graves.
The first film of a five movie series grossed an impressive £811 million at the global box office, proving the huge desire fans still have for Rowling's wizarding world. "I didn't believe him".