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Plot, Details & Awards

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rated PG for some scary moments and mild language.

PG In Theaters 11/16/2001 , 142min.
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Plot & Details

The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score John Williams Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Stephenie McMillan Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Judianna Makovsky Nominated
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Stuart Craig Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Chris Columbus Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Stuart Craig Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Robbie Coltrane Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Judianna Makovsky Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film David Heyman Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 American Film Institute Best Digital Effects Roger Guyett Nominated
2001 American Film Institute Best Digital Effects Nick Davis Nominated
2001 American Film Institute Best Digital Effects Rob Legato Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Chris Columbus Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Stuart Craig Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Robbie Coltrane Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Judianna Makovsky Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film David Heyman Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Composer John Williams Nominated
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Live Action Family Film Won
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor/Actress Daniel Radcliffe Nominated
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