Awards Roundup: March Victories and May Hopefuls

It’s been a fruitful awards season for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts cast and crew alumni.

The 95th Academy Awards yielded no direct wins for the Wizarding World alumni nominated, though a few were represented in victories for select films. The Whale, featuring Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone), saw some success with wins for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, featuring David Bradley (Argus Filch), Ron Perlman (Gnarlak), and the musical stylings of Alexandre Desplat, won Best Animated Feature Film.

Moving on to the Critics Choice Super Awards, The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange), and Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), saw wins for both Best Superhero Movie and Best Actor in a Superhero Movie, the latter awarded to Farrell for his portrayal of the Penguin.



Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) celebrated a well-deserved win for Best Actor in a Horror Movie for The Menu. Andor, starring Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), tied with Stranger Things, featuring Jamie Campbell Bower (teenage Gellert Grindelwald), for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie. Wednesday, which features the costume design skills of Fantastic Beasts‘ Colleen Atwood and Mark Sutherland, won Best Horror Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie.

The month of May will welcome two awards shows, where we look forward to cheering on several Wizarding World hopefuls.

The Irish Film & Television Academy announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (Alastor Moody), appears in more than a few of the 28 categories, including Best Film, Director – Film, Script – Film, Costume Design, Hair & Makeup, Sound, and VFX. Farrell is nominated for Lead Actor – Film while Brendan Gleeson is nominated for Supporting Actor – Film.

The Dry, starring Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), saw its fair share of nominations, including Best Drama, Director – Drama, Script – Drama, Lead Actress – Drama, Cinematography, and Original Music. Hinds is nominated for Supporting Actor – Drama.

The Ghost of Richard Harris is nominated for the George Morrison Feature Documentary Award. The documentary details the storied existence of the remarkable actor, who lent his considerable talents to portray Albus Dumbledore in the first two Potter films.



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Daryl McCormack is nominated for Lead Actor – Film for his role in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. The film stars Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) and is also up for Original Music. The Fabelmans, whose score was composed by John Williams, is nominated for Best International Film. Colin Farrell earned an additional nomination for Supporting Actor – Film in The Batman.

Enola Holmes 2, featuring Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) and written in part by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, is nominated for Costume Design. Death on the Nile, featuring Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) and Dawn French (the Fat Lady) and scored by Patrick Doyle, is nominated for Editing. Finally, Stranger Things is contending for VFX with The Banshees of Inisherin.

The upcoming BAFTA Television Awards have announced their nominees. The Responder, starring Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell), is nominated in a whopping six categories. The House, featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Jarvis Cocker (the lead singer of the Weird Sisters), and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), has been nominated for Single Drama.

Am I Being Unreasonable? has been nominated in four categories, including Scripted Comedy for Jack Thorne’s work. Thorne is also represented in His Dark Materials‘ nomination for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects. The Sandman, starring David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), is nominated in this category also.

Fiona Shaw is up for Supporting Actress for AndorHouse of the Dragon, starring Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood), earned nominations in three categories. The Dry is nominated for Writer: Comedy, while Heartstopper, featuring Stephen Fry, is contending for Writer: Drama. Wednesday is also nominated in two categories.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) is up for Leading Actor for the series Slow Horses. Leading Actress nominees include Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) for The Crown. Finally, a nomination for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme went to Daniel Radcliffe, who recently blew audiences away in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.