Awards Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe’s “Weird” Wins Emmys, David Tennant Hosting BAFTAs

It’s time to round up all the Wizarding World alumni projects that have been getting attention so far this awards season, and there are plenty of them!


Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Two Wizarding World costume designers took home wins at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place on January 6 and 7 after being postponed due to the Hollywood strikes. Colleen Atwood won in the category of Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series for Wednesday, and Jany Temime won Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes for House of the Dragon.

Meanwhile, the Daniel Radcliffe-led comedy Weird: The Al Yankovic Story won Outstanding Television Movie, as well as Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score). Unfortunately, Dan did not win in his own category at the Emmys, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.


In a featured image, Daniel Radcliffe appears in character as Al Yankovic in "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story."

Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird” Al Yankovic in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” (Credit: Roku)


Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards also took place on January 7, and it saw several wins for the two big hits of summer 2023, Barbie and Oppenheimer, both of which involve Wizarding World alumni. Barbie was produced by David Heyman, while Oppenheimer features both Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) as Niels Bohr and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) as President Truman.

The Boy and the Heron – starring Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) as the title heron, as well as Gemma Chan (Madam Ya Zhou in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) – also took home two awards, including Best Motion Picture (Animated), marking the first time an anime or an international film has won the award.


Still from "The Boy and the Heron"

“The Boy and the Heron.” (Credit: Studio Ghibli)


Costume Designers Guild Award nominations

Colleen Atwood has another big award ceremony coming up, as she is nominated by the Costume Designers Guild in the category of Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film for her work on Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid. The ceremony takes place on February 21.


Saturn Award nominations

It seems a lot of the Wizarding World alumni still like to work in the sci-fi/fantasy realm, because several of them have projects nominated at this year’s Saturn Awards, which celebrate the best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror on screen. Most notably, Knock at the Cabin, starring Rupert Grint, is nominated for Best Thriller Film.

A few alums have also garnered individual noms: For The Menu, which apparently still falls within the eligibility window despite being released in 2022, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) is nominated for Best Actor in a Film. And for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, John Williams is nominated for Best Music in a Film and Mads Mikkelsen (Gellert Grindelwald in Secrets of Dumbledore) is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Film.

The ceremony takes place on February 4.


Rupert Grint in a still from the "Knock at the Cabin" trailer.

Rupert Grint in a still from the “Knock at the Cabin” trailer. (Credit: Universal Pictures)


British Academy Film Award nominations (and host)

David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) fans will be sure to watch the BAFTA Film Awards on February 18 because Tennant is hosting!

Meanwhile, producer David Heyman is nominated for Outstanding British Film for his work on Wonka. And just like at the Golden Globes, his film Barbie also has several nominations, as does Kenneth Branagh and Gary Oldman’s Oppenheimer.

And Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, which stars Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), David Bradley (Argus Filch), and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), is nominated for Animated Film.


The first still from "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget."

“Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.” (Credit: Netflix)


Academy Award nominations

Nominated this year for Best Original Score for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, John Williams has broken two of his own records that he set last year. With a lifetime total of 54 Oscar nominations, he has the most nominations by a living person. He’s also the oldest nominee ever (not including honorary awards) at age 91.

David Heyman is nominated for Best Picture for Barbie, and again, there are several other nominations for both Barbie and Oppenheimer. Robert Pattinson’s The Boy and the Heron is also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. And The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, which stars Ralph Fiennes as Roald Dahl, is up for Best Live Action Short Film.

The ceremony will be held on March 10.

Congratulations to all the Wizarding World alumnus nominees!

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.