Alan Rickman in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

After a decade of embodying the prickly Professor Severus Snape on the big screen, Alan Rickman closed out the "Harry Potter" film series with a heartbreaking performance in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2." Critics speculated that the final film in the franchise (and Rickman's aching performance in it) might break the series' streak of being ignored each awards season. SAG bypassed the film, but magic-loving Muggles are crossing their fingers, or waving their wands, for the Oscars.
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