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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/06/2012

‘Harry Potter’ is the best-reviewed film of 2011, according to Rotten Tomatoes

Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (Jaap Buitendijk - AP)
Rotten Tomatoes, the go-to site for people seeking the critical consensus on a film, has announced the winners of its 2011 Golden Tomato Awards, given to the best reviewed movies of the year.

Quite appropriately, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” was the most critically adored picture in wide release this year, with a 96 percent fresh rating. Maybe this isn’t the golden statuette the film’s cast and crew want the most (“Potter” has little chance of being nominated for a best picture Oscar), but they should be happy to know it was loved by critics as well as fans.

Other Golden Tomato winners include “Moneyball,” “The Muppets,” “Drive” and “Hugo.” “Midnight in Paris,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” “Source Code,” “50/50” and “Bridesmaids.”

On Post critic Ann Hornaday’s list of the best films of 2011, only “Moneyball” and “Drive” overlap with the Golden winners.

Celebritologist Jen Chaney’s best of 2011 list was more in line with the critical mass. “Moneyball,” “The Muppets,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Bridesmaids,” “50/50” and “Hugo” made her top 10.

“The Artist,” which made both Hornaday’s and Chaney’s lists, won a Golden Tomato in the limited release category, with a 97 percent fresh rating. “Project Nim,” “A Separation,” “Poetry” and “The Interrupters” also made the top five.

What do you think of the Golden Tomatoes list? Were these some of your favorite films of 2011? Tell us in the comments.

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