04 Feb '11, 1am

Harry Potter films to receive BAFTA cinema award: LONDON, ENGLAND - The Harry Potter movies will re... #HarryPotter

LONDON, ENGLAND - The Harry Potter movies will receive a BAFTA award, Britain's equivalent of the Oscars, for their contribution to cinema, organisers said on Thursday. The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema will be presented at the main BAFTA prize ceremony in London on Feb. 13 to J.K. Rowling, best-selling author of the original wizard stories, and series producer David Heyman. The first seven films have amassed around $6.4 billion at the global box office, according to ticket tracking site www.boxofficemojo.com. The final instalment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2", is due out on July 15. The films have been nominated for several Oscars, in technical or musical categories, but have yet to scoop a statuette. Harry Potter fans, and some cast members, have questioned why the phenomenon has been overlooked for the movie world's top accolades...

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