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Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News

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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2406 Points

I think it is great Robert Pattinson is presenting an award. The Twilight film was aimed at teenagers, and its such a same that crictics do not take teenage films into consideration.

Posted by Hopelaa93 on February 17, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
3700 Points

Delighted to hear Brendan Gleeson is receiving recognition for his many film roles, including of course Mad-Eye. Will be interested to see him play the part of Winston Churchill in ‘Into the Storm’.

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on February 17, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
77 Points

Twilight at the Oscars … if that doesn’t get people’s attention, IDK what will. :P

Posted by LizetM on February 17, 2009, 09:18 AM report to moderator
159 Points

That is great news about Brendan Gleeson receiving a recognition award. I am looking forward to see Robert Pattinson at the Oscar’s if it is true that he will be there.

Posted by firekeeper on February 17, 2009, 09:20 AM report to moderator
3846 Points

I can’t wait to see Rob present an Award and see the clip from HBP! I hope they put the oscars on british tv!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on February 17, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
48 Points

cong Brendan Gleeson.
other hands im not happy second news.because for me first hp important.
why never presence harry potter cast?harry potter isnt popular series or not successfull box twilight fans everywhere and they support their actors.other hand harry potter fans never support daniel radcliffe or alan rickman or helena bonham carter or emma watson.if they favor hp actors,hp actors presenters oscars.because popularty important not be better actor presence for oscar night.

Posted by regina on February 17, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
4366 Points

It’s wonderful to see the actors achieving recognition for their work! :) I’m so excited for the HBP clip at the Oscars! I hope it’s something with Draco or Snape in it!

Posted by Sophie on February 17, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Well, Hopelaa93 – Twilight isn’t exactly Oscar-worthy is it? It’s not even close.

Posted by Christine on February 17, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
176 Points

I love how Accio Deathly Hallows pops up in the middle of my reading. XD

Posted by Azkaban Dietitian on February 17, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

I hope Robert Pattinson will be there, and a chance to see a clip of HBP, Awesome!!!!!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on February 17, 2009, 10:23 AM report to moderator
993 Points


Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on February 17, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
872 Points

I hope that clip is a new one!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on February 17, 2009, 10:58 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

I don’t think anyone here is suggesting Twilight could get an oscar

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 17, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

No way! Twilight will never get an Oscar. Seriously!

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 17, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

But Robert presenting is quite cool. :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 17, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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