Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, life just keeps getting in the way! Here's a quick news roundup for you all, it goes in order from December 11th through today. This isn't all of the news, just the bigger stories, but it is still a long post. (thanks to Magical-Menagerie for the news)
Golden Globe Nominations
- Alexandre Desplat the composer for Deathly Hallows Part I and II has been nominated for his work on The King’s Speech soundtrack.
- Helena Bonham Carter has also been nominated for her work in The King’s Speech as Best Supporting Actress
- Finally, Kelly MacDonald (the Grey Lady) has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series in Boardwalk Empire.
Click to read this story: Second Ollivander’s Shop Put up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth
MICHAEL GAMBON / King George V
TIMOTHY SPALL / Winston Churchill
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder
Click to read this story: New Interview with Clemence Poesy in The Guardian
Deathly Hallows: Part II Trailer Rumor
A new rumor has surfaced online stating that the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II may be released on January 24th! This does follow the usual release of trailers as it is about six months before the film will be released. But remember, this is a rumor until WB confirms it, but something to look forward to nonetheless!
Click to read this story: Matthew, Tom, Jessie, Alfie and Natalia at Magic Christmas Convention in Paris
Young Snape and Scorpius Malfoy Actors revealed
The actors playing young Severus Snape for “The Prince’s Tale” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, and Scorpius Malfoy for the epilogue have been revealed on a blog. Benedict Clarke will be playing Young Snape while Bertie Gilbert will be playing Scorpius.
Click to watch video: Daniel Radcliffe on Q1 Christmas Special
Click to watch videos: New Half-Blood Prince Behind the Scenes Feature
Click to read story: Ciaran Hinds Talks Filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Click to watch video: Late 90′s Interview with JK Rowling Released
Deathly Hallows Short-Listed for Oscar
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has been short-listed for the Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects! Back in December it was long-listed, and now a panel of judges have selected it as one of the finalists.
It has been nominated alongside “Alice in Wonderland,” “Hereafter,” “Inception,” “Iron Man,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Tron: LEGACY.”
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Extended to February 13th in Seattle
Harry Potter: The Exhibition made a stop in Seattle, Washington. It was originally supposed to run through January 30th, but has been extended a further 2 weeks until February 13th. Head over to this page to buy your tickets!
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Click to read story: Tom Felton, David Yates & David Heyman Talk Deathly Hallows Part 2
French WB Releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Synopsis
Warner Brothers France has sent over the official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 synopsis to UHP. Read a translation from French below, hopefully WB USA will release the Official English version soon:
-----In Part 2 of this final episode, the battle between the powers of good and evil in the wizarding world becomes a war without thank you. The stakes have never been so great and nobody is safe. Harry Potter must make the ultimate sacrifice, as the final showdown with Lord Voldemort approaches. It’s the end of the saga.
Click to watch video: Tom Felton Interview with MTV, Confirms He Didn’t Reshoot Epilogue
Click to watch video: James & Oliver Phelps Talk Deathly Hallows Part II & More