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Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News

Honors/Awards
Posted by: sue
February 17, 2009, 08:40 AM

We have two pieces of news regarding Harry Potter cast members and the Oscar Awards which are to be presented this weekend.

First, actor Brendan Gleeson will receive an award at the "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film" special event on Thursday, February 19th. Along with actor Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) and Hylda Queally, Brendan Gleeson, who notably portrays Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films, will be acknowledged at this event which honors Irish in Film. We hope to have photos from this event which will be hosted by actresses Kate Winslet and Dana Delany, and will update when we can. Congratulations Brendan!

The second bit of news pertains to actor Robert Pattinson. MTV is reporting that Robert, who stars in the hit Twilight film series and portrayed Hufflepuff great Cedric Diggory in Goblet of Fire, will be a presenter at the Oscars this weekend. Please note: The Motion Picture Academy has not confirmed this as of yet, as apparently they are keeping the identity of all presenters at the glamorous award show this year a secret. Once there is an official confirmation, we will update. As readers will recall, a short clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is also due to air during the Oscars, which will be seen this Sunday, February 22 on ABC starting at 8pm.

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Mr P. get´s to present, because his last movie (the one with the so called vampires) did quite well and he has a fanbase that will now turn on the Oscar´s telecast.
If only the Academy nominated more films that were great and did well (like “The Dark Knight” which IMHO could have been a “Best Picture”), then more people might actually turn to watch it. This year looks promising, because Hugh Jackman will the host. :)
Since the shooting of DH should have commenced by now, it is unlikely that any of the trio or others from the HP movies will be presenting. But next year, when they actually might have a movie nominated, who knows (even though they still might be shooting it).
Okay, no more reading tea leaves …

Posted by Fonty on February 17, 2009, 02:07 PM report to moderator
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I just wanna see the clip of HBP…even if I’ve already watched all the teaser trailers millions of times . :P

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on February 17, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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Oh my, I can’t wait to see Robert’s hair (on the head and facial) looking like My Name Is Earl at the Oscars. : )

Posted by *H*ROAR Mudblood Proud on February 17, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
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Twilight would get an oscar if it was up to me! but only cuz robert’s in it thts the only reason i agreed to go and watch it with my friend who is a twilight fan :D xxx

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 17, 2009, 03:10 PM report to moderator
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Not Twilight. The-Book-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

Posted by McGiggles92 on February 17, 2009, 03:44 PM report to moderator
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I’m so excited about the HBP clip :D

Posted by omgitslouise [WBM] [Ravenvlog <3's Me] on February 17, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait to see the HBP clip! :) And I liked Twilight, so hopefully it will get an Oscar! Cheers to Brendan Gleeson- good job!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on February 17, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
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i hate robert! totally NOT COOL

Posted by jessh324 on February 17, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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Oh that title had me worried that Pattinson was nominated for an Oscar for Twilight. I would have lost all respect for the awards.

Posted by Mr Prewett «Я☼AR» on February 17, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
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Well I’m tuning in this year then. RP and a HBP clip. Woo Hoo!

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on February 17, 2009, 04:50 PM report to moderator
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I think it’s funny if RPattz is indeed a presenter. I’m so excited for the Oscars! If you want, check out my Oscars 2009 discussion group! :D

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/2336

Posted by HPKnowItALLFan13 on February 17, 2009, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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Are the Oscars going to be aired over here? On something other than ABC?

Posted by foxyredalpha {WBM} on February 17, 2009, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for the Oscars! Hope the HBP clip is good.

Posted by Shane [WBM] on February 17, 2009, 05:39 PM report to moderator
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i hope the clip is cool, they have been showing us similar one for a while

ya I’m excited for rob
he’s entertaining

and there is no way in HELL twilight is getting a oscar

Posted by yzzi111 on February 17, 2009, 05:48 PM report to moderator
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That’s awesome that Rob might be presenting, other than the HBP clip, that’s the only reason I’m watching it. :)

Twilight getting an Oscar would be quite cool. :D:D

Posted by Alisha {DFTBA} on February 17, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator
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