Believe it or not, as awards seasons go for Harry Potter movies, this one's been pretty kind.
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is on the Oscars' short lists for makeup and visual effects, it's in the game for Alexandre Desplat's score, and, you never know what miracles Tuesday morning's nominations will bring.
But wait, that's not all…
As soon as Sunday, the franchise could win a real, live trophy: Deathly Hallows: Part 2, remember, is up for the Screen Actors Guild Awards' movie stunt ensemble honor.
And just in time for the final Harry Potter movie, it's the Harry Potter series' first SAG nomination. In any category. Ever.
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been pitted against The Adjustment Bureau, Cowboys & Aliens, X-Men: First Class and, perhaps most daunting, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The Transformers franchise previously was nominated for the stunt award for Revenge of the Fallen.
Oddsmakers don't seem keen on calling the category, and maybe not just because it's anything but the show's main draw—it's just tough to call.
"It's not really clear what the criteria is for judging it," one SAG voter tells us. "What are we judging? The coolest stunts? How well they advance the story?"
Our SAG member, for one, is still undecided on which nominee will get his vote. (Ballots are due Friday.) But he's got a hunch on Deathly Hallows.
"I'll bet it'll win," the SAG member says. "It's probably the best movie out of the five."
The final rub, for Potter fans, that is, is that TBS and TNT aren't going to televise the category—the stunt winners will be announced during Sunday's online preshow.
Well, you didn't really expect to see Harry Potter win an award on TV, outside of MTV, did you?