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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Nominated for Two Nebula Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2008, 04:15 PM

The seventh book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” has been nominated for two awards in the preliminary ballot for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Awards. This non-profit group which aimsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Speak at Harvard Commencement June 5, 2008

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2008, 06:23 PM

J.K. Rowling will be the principal speaker at the Harvard Commencement ceremony June 5, 2008. The Harry Potter author will be featured at the prestigious university’s 357th graduation ceremony this summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will also receive an honorary degree. The presidentContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The ALA Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" a Notable Book

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 07:31 PM

The American Library Association continued handing out awards, and included another mention for the final book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was named on the list of 2008 Notable Children’s Books, specifically in the “OlderContinued...

Honors/Awards

Two BAFTA Nominations for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 02:26 PM

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for awards in two categories. The fifth Harry Potter film was nominated in the category for “Production Design” (Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan), and “SpecialContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling One of 50 Greatest British Post War Writers

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 06:06 PM

The Times newspaper has compiled a list of the top 50 greatest British writers since 1945, and J.K. Rowling was ranked at number 42. Noting that children read the Harry Potter books "simply because they love them, and because Rowling has an extraordinary ability to hold the reader until theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Honored by ALA

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 01:18 AM

Today, the American Library Association announced their winners for the year’s top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults. In the first ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narratedContinued...

Honors/Awards

Golden Globe Awards Follow Up: Broadbent, Christie, and "Sweeney Todd" Film Named Winners

Posted by: Edward
January 14, 2008, 07:32 PM

The Golden Globe awards ceremony, which took place without its usual red carpet glitz and glamor and celebrity appearances due to the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike, was broadcast last night on NBC as a press conference. As we told you previously, a number ofContinued...

Honors/Awards

Stuart Craig to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Art Directors Guild

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2008, 12:28 PM

The Art Directors Guild will honor Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig this year, as he will be given a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Stuart Craig, who has been nominated for the Oscars twice for his production design work on the Harry Potter films, andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to be Honored by South Bank Show Awards?

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2008, 12:33 AM

There is a new report online tonight claiming that J.K. Rowling is to receive a special honor at the upcoming South Bank Show Awards. Richard Kay, columnist for The Daily Mail writes that the Harry Potter author is “due to receive an award for outstanding achievement” at the 12thContinued...

HP Cast

Radcliffe, Watson Ranked in IMDb's Top 25 of 2007

Posted by: Edward
January 09, 2008, 05:06 PM

Popular film and television resource, IMDb, recently released their list of the Top 25 Stars of 2007. As it was mentioned in the update of Emma Watson’s Official Website we told you about earlier today, Emma was included on this list, as was her “Harry Potter” film co-star Dan Radcliffe.Continued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Wins People's Choice Award

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 12:02 PM

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was named a winner at The People’s Choice Award, taking the “Best Movie , Drama” award. In a short video acceptance speech taped on the set of Dumbledore’s office, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)Continued...

Honors/Awards

More Awards Updates: OotP on Shortlist for Best Makeup Oscar, Golden Globe Ceremony News

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2008, 03:42 PM

here are two more award related pieces of news this morning to update you on. First, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the seven remaining films in contention for the Achievement in Makeup award, and included Harry Potter and the OrderContinued...

Film Awards

Awards Updates: Golden Globes and More

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2008, 04:09 PM

We have several pieces of news regarding various film awards and the Harry Potter films and cast.

Last month we told you several actors from the Harry Potter films had been nominated for the Golden Globe awards. Due to the ongoing writer’s strike, the Screen Actors guild issued a statement indicationContinued...

HP Cast

Walters, Griffiths Named on Queen's Honours List

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 05:20 PM

The annual Queen’s New Years Honours List, which gives recognition to those of exceptional achievement, service, or merit in the UK, was announced today and contained the names of two actors from the Harry Potter films: Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). TheContinued...

Books

AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...

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