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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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131 Points

Wow! How amazing… I think that movie was actually really good – apart from the bit where they do not explain the Marauder’s Map’s Creators at all… But YAY!

Posted by ladydars on March 15, 2011, 09:17 PM report to moderator
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101 Points

YAY! that’s awesome, I love seeing HP win awards. :)

Posted by LoopeyLooneyLuna on March 15, 2011, 10:11 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

Way to go!!! That is my favorite movie :o)

Posted by Rosie016 on March 16, 2011, 08:52 AM report to moderator
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948 Points

Ohhh, Merlin’s pant I’m so happy! Harry Potter deserves to win all the awards in the world ;D

Posted by Miss Weasley on March 16, 2011, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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294 Points

YES! The best movie in the series in my opinion.

Posted by AlecsWeasley on March 16, 2011, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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1985 Points

Great! Another deserving win.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on March 16, 2011, 08:00 PM report to moderator
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That is one of my favorites in the series.

Posted by budgie on March 16, 2011, 09:27 PM report to moderator
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good blogs .it’s amazing.

Posted by red bull hats on March 16, 2011, 10:14 PM report to moderator
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748 Points

The DECADE?! wow…

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on March 17, 2011, 01:02 AM report to moderator
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748 Points

The DECADE?! wow…

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on March 17, 2011, 01:02 AM report to moderator
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267 Points

That’s great. I knew it.

Posted by agarwalsonika7 on March 17, 2011, 06:15 AM report to moderator
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That’s cool!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on March 17, 2011, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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Just about time someone acknowledged the epicness of this film!

Posted by LunaHermione on March 17, 2011, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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128 Points

Excellent that HP got the win for the decade!

That said, er…better choice of HP movies perhaps? One with at least the same characters as the books?

Posted by Night Zephyr on March 17, 2011, 03:02 PM report to moderator
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6352 Points

I loved DH1, but POA is still my favorite HP film. I expect it always will be.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on March 17, 2011, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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