Let me just get on my high horse for a minute...How in the name of all that is good did Alan Rickman NOT get nominated for an Academy Award for the role of Snape?
I spent 6.5 books trying to figure out if Snape was the baddest literary character ever, or the most bad-assed. I lost sleep over it, for reals. And then Alan Rickman comes along and is like "BOOM. I'm the biggest BAMF ever so I'm awesome for this role, or whatever."
Let's be honest here: the first couple of Harry Potter movies were average, and then they got more amazing and then Half-Blood Prince came out and I was all whoa this is phenomenal! And then Deathly Hallows part II came along, wherein I sobbed like a small child because of the sheer epicness that is Snape - thanks to Rickman.
So I'm just saying, Academy. Whiskey tango foxtrot?