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"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Best Cinematography Oscar

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Posted by: Edward
February 02, 2010, 10:26 AM

Early this morning in Los Angeles, the 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations were announced, and the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film received a nod for Best Cinematography.  The sixth Potter film was nominated along side such other films in this category as "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," and "The White Ribbon."


The telecast o the 82nd Academy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, March 7th starting at 8pm EST on ABC.

Congratulations to all at HBP!

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62 Comments

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580 Points

So exciting! Go Half Blood Prince! Good Luck!

Posted by Rosie016 on February 02, 2010, 10:43 AM report to moderator
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It is a beautiful looking film. Striking visual style – an underlying melancholy about it. Personally, I think the great Michael Gambon should have gotten a nom as well… but oh, well.

Posted by HonoraryWeasley on February 02, 2010, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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5008 Points

Yes!!!! GO GO GO HALF BLOOD PRINCE!!!! IT WOULD REALLY BE AWESOME!!!! IF THEY WON!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on February 02, 2010, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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683 Points

Go HBP! it’d be really awesome if it won :)

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on February 03, 2010, 02:51 AM report to moderator
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I’m sure that Avatar will win ;( well, DH WILL BE NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST EVERYTHING… you’ll see ;)

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on February 03, 2010, 03:13 AM report to moderator
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So glad. I’m obsessed with the cinematography in this movie. Think of the beautiful symmetry employed in scenes such as Spinner’s End, and Malfoy shutting the blind on the door on the train, so textured and stylized. I wish he were filming DH as well.

Posted by clintisagain on February 03, 2010, 03:39 AM report to moderator
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Good luck Harry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hermione_Granger1987 on February 03, 2010, 03:51 AM report to moderator
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The cinematography in this movie is gorgeous. Bruno Debonnel should be proud! Avatar will probably win, but you never know…at next year’s Oscars DH could get some nice noms too!

Posted by cosmo409 on February 03, 2010, 03:55 AM report to moderator
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Way to go HBP :)
It’s cool the movie was nominated. I havent seen any other of those movies that are listed but, I’ve heard about Avatar of course. But, I think the cinematography in HBP is spectacular so, hopefully that will be recognized and rewarded.

Posted by Moose_Starr on February 03, 2010, 04:01 AM report to moderator
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Surprising! I don’t think it will win; it has NO chance. But still cool.

Posted by Lily Phoenix on February 03, 2010, 04:10 AM report to moderator
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fingers crossed for HBP! im sure it’ll win – y shouldnt it? we all know HP is the most awesomest thing ever

Posted by MaggieNoise on February 03, 2010, 04:43 AM report to moderator
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Can somebody explain how a flim that’s mostly CGI gets nominated in Best Cinematography? Anyway, I hope that if it’s not HBP, it’s not Avatar either. I would loose what shred of respect I have left for the Academy (if it’s Avatar). I hope they are doing HP like they did Lord of the Rings, because the HP cast and crew deserve MAJOR kudos!

Posted by lazykitty on February 03, 2010, 04:46 AM report to moderator
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fingers crossed for HBP! im sure it’ll win – y shouldnt it? we all know HP is the most awesomest thing ever

Posted by MaggieNoise on February 03, 2010, 04:51 AM report to moderator
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Congratz

Posted by Bara on February 03, 2010, 04:57 AM report to moderator
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I don´t think that there is more than 3 mins of full CGI in the movie. The rest augments plates shot by Monsieur Delbonnel. The whole movie was shot on 35mm film and beautifully lit by the Director of Photography and his crew. Then, it was digitally colour graded. And looks good enough to get this very well deserved nomination. I wasn´t sure it would get it, because it came out so long ago. And the Academy tends to forget films over time. :)

Sadly though, it will not win. :(

Either “Avatar” or “Basterds” will win …

Posted by Fonty on February 03, 2010, 05:03 AM report to moderator
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