It is easy, as was recently done on Twitter, to dismiss Harry Potter’s Best Picture chances. If the process was run the way last year’s votes were handled — the clusterfuck that was 2010 — Harry Potter would have a great chance at finally getting a Best Picture nomination after seven successful films of the beloved and revolutionary JK Rowling book series. But now, things have evolved once more so that there is no need to fill up ten slots with films that the Academy members don’t deem worthy just for the sake of having ten. 2009 would have been, for example, a better year for ten slots than last year. However, last year’s slate was one of the best Best Picture lineups the AMPAS has ever seen in any year.