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"Prisoner of Azkaban" Wins First Light Film of the Decade Award

Film Awards
Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 15, 2011, 03:10 PM

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was named the First Light Film of the Decade, it was announced this afternoon at the First Light Awards in London.

The First Light Film of the Decade was voted on by the public, in association with the BAFTA Kids' Vote. "Prisoner of Azkaban" was up against films such as "Shrek," "Whale Rider," "Happy Feet," and "Up."

Actress Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) was in attendance at the ceremony in London. Photos of her can be seen via Getty Images.

Update: The BBC reported that Ms Poesy presented the award to producer David Heyman at the ceremony. In his acceptance speech, he is quoted as saying:

"It's especially exciting and moving to be voted Film of the Decade by children aged five to 15.
"We made the film for children of all ages to 105 really, but clearly a core part of our audience is young people and to be honoured is a privilege."

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6978 Points

They voted PoA as the first light film of the decade???Wow!

Posted by Slytherin Princess ^hiss^ on March 15, 2011, 03:38 PM report to moderator
3985 Points

I had voted!!!Hehehe,it’s GREAT!!!

Posted by CDR on March 15, 2011, 03:48 PM report to moderator
730 Points

For real? As a standalone movie, I suppose PoA is well-crafted or whatever. But as a movie based on the novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I absolutely can’t stand it. The very worst of the Potter films, in my opinion.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on March 15, 2011, 04:10 PM report to moderator

Sweet. It’s my favorite film.

Posted by lisamiamoore on March 15, 2011, 04:28 PM report to moderator
346 Points

Nice job to the film people, as usual!

Posted by cloethebelatrixlover on March 15, 2011, 04:48 PM report to moderator
534 Points

That’s pretty cool! Just goes to prove Harry Potter is the awesomest series evah!

Posted by hermioneginnyluna on March 15, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
355 Points

Yeah PoA! Congratulations to everyone who worked on the movie. :)

Posted by AnnaGrace on March 15, 2011, 05:18 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 15, 2011, 05:34 PM report to moderator
1189 Points

Congrats, I agree with @RavenclawDancer, it’s good as a single film, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite…

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on March 15, 2011, 05:53 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Since the First Light Award is to showcase the talents of young actors, I’d have to say the film was a great choice. Rupert, Dan and Emma, plus all the young extras in that movie di a great job of acting.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on March 15, 2011, 06:14 PM report to moderator
7027 Points

Wow thats awsome :) It is definitly one of my favorite books :) :)

Posted by Ariana Devins on March 15, 2011, 06:15 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

One of my favourite books and the best film of the bunch. Let it go people, it’s an adaptation. Enjoy the book, enjoy this, the differences change nothing of the book. It’s still on your shelf, there’s enough for everyone

Posted by KiwiMcI on March 15, 2011, 06:31 PM report to moderator
3750 Points

I agree with KiwiMcl, this was actually the first HP movie I saw. After I watched PoA, I immediately went out and got all of the books that were available at the time and started reading. Congratulations to all involved, each HP movie has its good and its bad, let us just celebrate another award for the HP world!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on March 15, 2011, 07:57 PM report to moderator
629 Points

Intense! XD It’s definitely one of my favourites of the movies!

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on March 15, 2011, 08:30 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Thats cool

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on March 15, 2011, 08:42 PM report to moderator
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