The Harry Potter film franchise, which is adapted from the popular children's novels by Jk Rowling is the most successful movie series in the history of cinema. However, the films' makers are lobbying to have the last film in the series (Deathly Hallows Part Two) finally recognised at the annual Academy awards.

Despite having netted around £5billion in box office sales, as well as making stars of its lead actors - including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint - the coveted Oscars have so far eluded the Harry Potter franchise. The film studio behind the movies, Warner Bros, are, according to The Telegraph, lobbying the Academy's voters to get them to nominate Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. However, the most likely chance of a nomination, according to the article, will be Alan Rickman, for his supporting role as Professor Severus Snape. In the past, the Harry Potter films have been nominated for a total of nine Oscars, including Best Score, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction but have failed to win any.

Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows Part Two faces competition in the race for this year's Oscars, from films such as the silent movie The Artist, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and The Descendents, starring George Clooney. The Best Director category is expected to include Martin Scorsese (for Hugo), Steven Spielberg (for War Horse) and Terrence Malick (for Tree of Life).