‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two’ big winner at BAFTA Children’s Awards

By Tucker Harrington

The last installment of the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two," was the big winner during the BAFTA Children's Awards this past Sunday night, according to The Guardian.

The film earned the Feature Film prize, as it beat out stiff competition such as "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Tangled." The winners are chosen by more than 400,000 7- to 14-year-olds, who voted online, the media outlet reports.

"Harry Potter is part of popular culture," said Warwick Davis, who played the role of Professor Filius Flitwick in the films and accepted the award. "The series is going to leave a legacy for generations of children to enjoy. Look at Star Wars; the original movies are 30 years old, but we talk about them as though they were released recently. The Harry Potter films will be the same."

According to Hollywood News, those involved with the series are hoping that this is the beginning of several wins this award season, which has just begun.