Potter named as “Best of Decade” three times by EW

Entertainment Weekly has released a new “Best of Decade” feature, which looks at the top entertainment people, books, films, etc of the past 10 years. Harry Potter took three spots in the various lists.

– Best Books – #8 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe fourth Potter novel was the darkest yet, forcing poor Harry to contend with Death Eaters run amok and the loss of a major character. That it also encompasses some of the series' most purely fun moments of escapism is proof of Rowling's versatile gifts.

– Entertainer of the Year – #1 – Harry PotterThe Entertainer of the Decade is obviously Harry Potter – a franchise that covers all the cultural bases, selling books, movie tickets and merchandise. Fans whip up butterbeer batches, obsess over John Williams' iconic score, even listen to ''wizard rock.''

– Entertainers of the 2000s – JK RowlingAs 1999 came to a close, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter were already household names – as long as those households contained literate children with a voracious appetite for fantasy fiction. In 2000, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – the fourth book in the British author's seven-book cycle – ignited a global pop phenomenon that got the attention of all readers, young and young at heart.

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