Wizarding World Alumni Shine at IFTA Awards, BAFTAs, and Critics Choice Awards

Awards season is upon us, and some of the wizarding world alumni are making us proud once again, winning in several categories at the Irish Film & Television (IFTA) Awards, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), and Critics Choice Awards.

One former Harry Potter actor that really made some waves this year is Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), with his film Belfast. Others include James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Dame Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), and Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow).

Branagh made some heads turn with Belfast, and it received recognition at all three award shows.

The IFTA Awards were attended by some big names in the industry, one of which was Colin Farrell, who portrayed Percival Graves in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Branagh’s film and its cast got most of the attention. Belfast had ten nominations and won in the Script Film and Supporting Actor Film categories. The latter was received by Ciarán Hinds, who plays the role of Pop. Hinds expressed his gratitude toward Branagh and the film for allowing him to reconnect with his roots. Along with his win for Belfast, Hinds also received the award for Supporting Actor Drama for his role in Kin.

Ralph Ineson’s (Amycus Carrow) The Green Knight received three nominations and came out as the winner in the Makeup & Hair and VFX categories.

Moving on to the BAFTAs, Branagh’s Belfast shone once again. It received six nominations and won the award for Oustanding British Film. Interestingly enough, it was up against James and Oliver Phelps’s (Fred and George Weasley) film Last Night in Soho for this category. The Phelpses’ film received a nomination in the Sound category as well but didn’t take home the award.

More Potter alumni were up for awards with The Tragedy of Macbeth, which received a nomination in the Cinematography category. The film features Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Ineson, and Kathryn Hunter (Dudley Dursley, Mad-Eye Moody, Amycus Carrow, and Mrs. Figg, respectively). Unfortunately, the film didn’t take home the award.

Last, but not least, is Dame Emma Thompson’s (Professor Trelawney) film Cruella, which took home the award for Costume Design.

Moving on to the Critics Choice AwardsBelfast boasted several nominations once again – 11, to be exact. Jude Hill, who portrays Buddy in the film, took home the award for Best Young Actor. The film also won the award for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay.

The Tragedy of Macbeth received nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Actor but didn’t take home any awards. Cruella, which had two nominations, won the award for Best Costume Design.

It’s always great to see that the actors we love are continuing to make waves in the industry and getting recognition for their hard work. What do you think about the winners? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.