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Oscar Telecast to Include Brief Clip of "Half-Blood Prince"

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Posted by: sue
February 11, 2009, 02:28 PM

The New York Times is reporting today that a brief clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be shown at the end of the Oscar telecast on February 22nd. This comes as producers of the Academy Awards program asked various studios to provide scenes and clips from upcoming movies for the Oscar show this year. Today, the Times says that Warner Bros will be showing footage from "Sherlock Holmes," directed by Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jr.; "Terminator Salvation," directed by McG with a temperamental Christian Bale; and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” directed by David Yates with Daniel Radcliffe."

At this point we do not know if the HBP footage will be from previously released trailers or this will be new footage, and we will update with more when we can. The Oscars will be broadcast on ABC television Feb 22, 2009  beginning at 8pm (ET).

Thanks Thiego!

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3048 Points

I think I have been successfully convinced to watch the Oscars at last.

Posted by Kirk on February 11, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
690 Points

I love the Oscars!! Can’t wait to watch, unfortunately I will probably work that day so I will miss all the pre-oscar fashion!

Posted by carebie on February 11, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
1172 Points

I have a reason to watch the Oscars this year, it seems! _

Posted by L. P. Dantas on February 11, 2009, 03:45 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Cool! I really hope it’s something new.

Posted by badger666 on February 11, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
98 Points

I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything groundbreaking. WB alone is giving clips for three movies, plus you’d have to expect at least that many from every other major studio, and possibly a few minor ones. And unless they’re doing a half-hour special post-oscar, it probably won’t be anything more than Harry spinning on his heel with his wand extended and the words “Half-Blood Prince, July 2009.”

Its a montage. That means quick quick quick.

Posted by KanedaX on February 11, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

I never watch the Oscars. I guess I will now :)

Posted by Christine on February 11, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
2064 Points

awesome!! i hope its new!!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on February 11, 2009, 04:06 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

Does anyone think this years Oscars would have been so much for fun to watch if Ricky Gervais was presentin?

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 11, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
177 Points

it definitely better be something new! haha it would be such a let down if it was like a trailer we’ve already seen!

Posted by vomit on February 11, 2009, 04:12 PM report to moderator
519 Points

Very good news! Will it be a new clip, or stuff seen before? Doesn’t matter, as long as they show something instead of just awards.

Posted by Robbie Rowe on February 11, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
660 Points

Somethng new,PLEASE WB! 155 days is still a very long time to wait!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on February 11, 2009, 04:17 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

This just made my day!

Posted by Imperiused! on February 11, 2009, 04:19 PM report to moderator
2162 Points

=O Really? I’ll be sure to watch now!

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on February 11, 2009, 04:20 PM report to moderator
626 Points

Too bad they won’t show it more than once!

Posted by AutumnWizard *ROAR* on February 11, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
1822 Points

I usually dont watch the oscars, but this gives me a reason to! I hope its new footage, but i doubt it. one can hope though!

Posted by ChrissyPuff on February 11, 2009, 04:46 PM report to moderator
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