“Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” Wins ADG Award and Eddie Redmayne Nominated at Olivier Awards

There are so many talented people who worked on the Harry Potter franchise and currently work on the Fantastic Beasts film series, so it’s no surprise that when awards season comes around each year, many Wizarding World alumni (both the actors and those working behind the camera) receive nominations.


ADG Awards Winners Announced

On March 5, the ADG announced the winners of its annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards (ADG Awards), and the recent series Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses was announced as one of the winners.

The show’s production designer, John Janavs, won in the Variety, Reality or Competition Series category for the premiere episode: “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff.”



The four-part series aired in 2021 and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the movie release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Its set was an original design that, rather than replicating the iconic sets from the film series, was inspired by a library in Porto, Portugal, and intended to capture the feel of Hogwarts.



The ADG also nominated several films that contain actors from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises: The Tragedy of Macbeth, which stars Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) and Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody); Cruella, starring Dame Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) as the Baronness, The Green Knight, starring Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow); and Raya and the Last Dragon (starring Gemma Chan, who played Madam Ya Zhou in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). However, it was only Hogwarts Tournament of Houses that became a winner on the night.


Olivier Awards Nominations Announced

The upcoming Olivier Awards will be held on April 10 and will celebrate the talent in the West End, London, England. With 11 nominations, Cabaret is the high flyer, which stars Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) as the Emcee.


Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in "Cabaret"

Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in “Cabaret”


Redmayne has been nominated for Best Actor in a Musical, and the production itself is also nominated in the Best Musical Revival category.

The production is nominated for its costume and scenic design (both Tom Scutt), sound design (Nick Lidster), choreography (Julia Cheng), and lighting (Isabella Byrd). Also nominated from the production’s cast are Liza Sadovy and Elliot Levey in the supporting categories and Jessie Buckley in the leading category.



Neil Austin, the lighting designer for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has also been nominated for Best Lighting Design for Frozen.


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Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.