Wizarding World Alumni Up for BAFTAs, Producers Guild Awards

2019 was a busy year for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman, who recently added three more award nominations to his tally this season.

Heyman has the impressive distinction of being twice nominated this year for a Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America. Heyman received nominations for both Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Marriage Story alongside coproducers Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino for the former and Noah Baumbach for the latter.

The Producers Guild Awards have matched the Academy Awards in Best Picture nominations for 21 of the past 30 years, and around three-quarters of the PGA’s Zanuck Award nominees also earn Oscar Best Picture nods. The Producers Guild Awards will be presented on January 18.

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is also up for Best Film at the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards. Also nominated in that category is 1917, featuring Jamie Parker (Harry Potter, original West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

1917 additionally has a chance at the Outstanding British Film award, along with Rocketman, featuring Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey). Nominated for Animated Film is Frozen 2, starring Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), and three alumni received individual BAFTA nominations: both Alexandre Desplat (composer, last two Harry Potter movies) and John Williams (composer, first three Harry Potter movies) in the Original Score category for Little Women (also starring Emma Watson) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also featuring Professor Flitwick actor Warwick Davis, Bill Weasley actor Domhnall Gleeson, and Moaning Myrtle actress Shirley Henderson), respectively, and Jany Temime (costume designer, six of the eight Harry Potter films) for Costume Design for Judy.

The BAFTAs will be presented in a February 2 ceremony. Best of luck to the nominees!

Brienne Green

I'm a passionate journalist, feeding my wizarding world obsession on MuggleNet by night, forever trying to find ways to work "Potter" references into high school sports stories by day. When not writing, I can be often be found making quiche at 2 a.m., playing Queen tunes on the piano, or talking (and talking and talking) about Sirius Black.