'Harry Potter' Oscar Snub: Muggles Just Don't Understand!

Not since the death of Dumbledore have we seen something so sad; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 lost in all three categories it was nominated in at The Academy Awards last night! Considering the Harry Potter franchise is one of the most successful of all time, it's safe to say there are many sad fans today (including Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe) who would have liked to see more Oscar love given to our favorite wizarding world. The eight installments released in the past decade comprise the highest grossing film series, with more than $7 billion in sales worldwide. During the course of the franchise's lifetime, it has received 12 Oscar nominations for everything from art direction, costume design, original score, cinematography, makeup and visual effects. However, none of the films have actually won, and now that the series has lost out on cementing its place in Oscar history, it's time to shed some "lumos" on why HP deserved a gold statue.