Trio, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Matt Lewis Attend National Movie Awards; Emma Watson, Dan Radcliffe, OotP Named Winners

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Sep 28, 2007

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As we told you previously, the trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson were confirmed to attend the National Movie Awards in London, England. We have photos of them attending the awards, along with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom). To see extensive photos from this event at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, be sure to check out our image galleries.

The big news of the night of course is the awards, which have now been presented. Big CONGRATULATIONS are now in order, as “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was named “Best Family Film.” Also kudos go to actor Dan Radcliffe, who was named “Best Actor” for his performance as Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” You can see photos of Dan accepting his award, here. Further props go to actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), who proved to be the winner in the Best Actress category! Cheers to all! More details on the wins, here, and from the BBC, here.

We have a full range of coverage, along with the photos from here via WENNand here via Getty Images., we have new video interviews, starting with Dan Radcliffe on the red carpet before the ceremony, then after winning his award in the press room, where the always classy Helen Mirren makes some lovely remarks about Daniel. To watch this video, click here. As noted Emma Watson won as Best Actress, and you can see her video interview here, as well as a new video interview with the always charming Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), here where he briefly mentions starting work filming the sixth Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Finally, Emma Watson.ca let us know about some huge High-Res photos from the event they have in their galleries, here. The National Movie Awards will be broadcast tomorrow night in the UK on ITV1. Anyone who can capture this video, please send it in!





204 Responses to Trio, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Matt Lewis Attend National Movie Awards; Emma Watson, Dan Radcliffe, OotP Named Winners

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Dear Lord, what is Emma wearing? Everyone else is in gowns and she’s sporting a … what, oversized men’s shirt with a belt? Yikes.

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YAY! The trio look fantastic :D I hope they win their awards… fingers crossed

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I have to agree….Emma is too casual for the event. Everyone else is in formal attire. They did say it was a black tie event. Dan is in a tux and even Rupert ditched is signature jeans and sneakers for a black tux as well (do up that tie Rupert!). Even a little black coctail dress would have looked nice. I am sorry to say that what Emma is wearing is not suitable for an event dictated to be black tie!

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Jamie Foxx is there too! SQUEE!

Though I have no idea what made Emma think a bright blue jacket would make a good dress for this event O.o

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Just want to add that Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren could teach some of the younger celebrities how to be elegant and sophisticated. Both look absolutely stunning. Real acting royalty those two.

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I agree w/ the other comments about Em. It’s not that it’s a bad putfit it was just not appropriate to wear to a blacktie event. However Dan and Rupert both looked really good, however i still LOVE Rupert’s jeans and sneakers look he also looked good in a tux! :)

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outfit sorry

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Now THAT’S an awesome Simon Pegg picture.

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i feel a bit sorry for the men. Given that i’m only looking at photographs but they could all be wearing the same suit. The difference i supppose is in the detail. And Rupert looks like he’s wearing that suit under sufference. As for Emma, we’ve seen her wearing more glamourous outfits for press calls. Still, she’s still learning her style. we can all make mistakes

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OMG!!! Rupert looks HOT!!!! Dan looks good!!! and Emma…...well she chose a good color, but I don´t like the dress.

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top 11th

YAY

i think rupert looks HAWT asperusualy but yeah

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DR.com is reporting that Dan won the best actor award! No news on the other HP nominations yet.

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Omg, Bonnie’s there as well! And looking gorgeous. :D

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I’m so glad to see that Bonnie has ‘softened’ her hair. And I have to say, I think she looks better than Emma this time around-although truly-they’re still both beautiful! :-)

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Rupert should have won. He’s the better actor.

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The trio look good, but really really tired, as though Yates made them put in a full day of filming before they had to get dressed for the awards show. I actually like what Emma has on for once, the color is great on her.

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OMG Bonnie! :D Her fringe looks fantastic, woohoooo! :D

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OotP won best family film! Come on Emma!

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I had no idea that Hellen Mirren was so tiny! She has platform shoes and she’s still shorter than Dan. :D

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OMG, Emma looks like she was in a rush and put on her father’s shirt. Even her hair looks messy.

Just look at what she wore to the OotP London Photocall, you know, that gorgeous green dress. And then she wears that to an award show. Dear God.

But kudos to Dan!

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Just pointing out that it’s Judi with an “i”. :D

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Bonnie being there means that she has HUGE part in Half-Blood Prince, HUGE! They’re placing her in with the trio. I am so happy. And she looks damn hot. I’m so jealous of Dan Radcliffe. Bloody bastard gets to kiss her!

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I’m happy to see Bonnie there with the trio. Finally the girl gets her due.

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Bonnie does look good! She’ll be awesome in HBP.

[HOW CAN HELEN MIRREN LOOK SO DAMN HOT, she’s like over 60! I’m so jealous! And she was SMOKING in the Oscars’07!]

But just compare Emma to the other female stars. I bet she’s feeling embarresed!

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Oh, oh! Bonnie isn’t the only one there, the entire sextet is there! Check out Getty pictures. :D AWWWWW!

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Victoria Smurfit!!!!! No clue who she is, but you smurf it!!!!! :)

Anyway, glad to hear Bonnie is there to!

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And Bonnie looks GREAT. See Emma that’s how it’s done!

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Evanna and Matt are there too! Why wasn’t it like that for the OotP photocall? Dumbledore’s Army, yo!

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Because WB are idiots. The DA was even on the poster.

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matt looks very smart, Evanna and Bonnie look sophisicated. oth overshadow the normaly glamourous Emma

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AHHHH! Finally, it’s the DA together! They should have had the six them together promoting OOTP.

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hee hee, Dan has Alf-Alfa hair haha

And why is Emma holding the awards trophy in like three pictures? I thought she didn’t win?

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CONGRADULATIONS DAN, I am so happy for you and a kiss from Helen Mirren, too. What a fantastic honor. I could just cry!

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Emma won an award too. You can see the pictures of her by herself with her award on Getty now. I’m actually surprised she won. I don’t think her performance was standout and she still needs some work. So does Dan, but he was the lead so I wasn’t surprised that he won. But congratulations anyway.

I’ve noticed a lot of people once again pitting the sextet all against each other (not just here but on other websites: even going so far as seeing how much hits each actor got on their pictures!), that’s really terrible. I will definitely criticize them constructively, but not bashing like I’ve seen as soon as the pictures were released.

I actually think Evanna looks the best out of the girls, but Emma and Bonnie look nice too. Rupert should fix his tie, but other than that he looks good :). And Dan looks very sharp as usual. Matt also looks very good! He’s a couple of years younger than me, but he’s looking pretty fine.

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Congrats to DanRad for winnng the Best actor award. What a great honor!

And is that a Chanel that Emma is wearing? duh. But nice to see Rupert try to look comfortable in a suit. Dan in a tux is almost a normal sight but he still looks good.

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now we can see their hairdos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

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good lord, someone has to cut rupert’s hair out!!

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Wow to Bonnie! she has great style, really fashionable but still great for the event! Go Bonnie!

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EVANNA! hearts; *paws Gahhh I wish I had gone, I thought I’d be really busy because I’m on my Freshers’ Week at uni but I haven’t even left my flat today!!

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Oh dear, that went hideously wrong, let’s try again.

paws

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Annnd comment 3- according to Gettyimages Emma won Best Female!

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Congrats to Dan Rad for winning Best Actor.And I thought that it was Helen Mirren who won Best Actress.She kissed Dan and I thught it was a best Performers kiss or something. lol. COngrats to Emma but I don’t realy like her dress here. She shoud have made more effort to look spiffy. Or maybe Chanel didn’t lend her another gown and she had to make do?

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Yes HP for Best Family Film – but Dan for best actor? Err…No. Was this voted for by a panel, or teenage girl readers of Heat magazine, cus I’m guessing most really voted for him because he is sexy or something. A great actor he is not. And I’ll watch the show first before berating ITV for giving a slightly hypocritical name for the event, given that “National” implies Britain as a “nation” – so where all the properly British films that were funded by British companies??

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I’m not sure whether or not Evanna looks comletely at home in heals, but she looks great in the dress! Not to mention she retains her Luna-ish persona even around all those cameras and such. She looks like she is perfectly calm! I know I wouldn’t be.

Rupert looks awesome, I gotta say. Dan usually dresses reasonably formally for things, so he seems much the same as ever. But Rupert, he looks different in a tux! I’m not sure that Emma’s choice of dress was right, but what the heck, she still looks lovely.

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HEY! EMMA WON BEST ACTRESS! HOW ABOUT A FEW NICE WORDS ABOUT EMMA INSTEAD OF THE STUPID CARPING ABOUT HER DRESS, WHICH I THINK LOOKS FINE!

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Now that’s the color of blue Hermoines dress needed to be….

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omg…Evanna was sooo pretty…so…..was…..Bonnie…..and…..Emma!!!......They all looked sooo happy!!!......congrats to all of them (Daniel, Emma, Rupert, Evanna, Bonnie, and Matt)..._

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This is fantastic! It’s almost like OUR ‘Academy Awards’ (only better!) YAY Dan, Emma and OOTP! Knew you’d do it! (now, if we “yanks” would get a clue! LOL) I guess Emma will make Mr Blackwell’s (or whomever does the UK version) Worst Dressed list. But hey, she’ll be in interesting company. Don’t judge her, too harshly, gang. I’ve seen worse on more “famous” celebrities (who should have KNOWN better) Case, in point, anyone remember that singer (or whatever) who showed, at the Academy’s in a “Swan”? Tre’ EEEK! YAY, POTTER RULES!

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WOHA! Back the truck up, gang…....the blue dress, that Emma is wearing, may not be Tres Chic but it certainly is wonderful, on her. Maybe not “black tie” wonderful, but it doesn’t look as cheesey as I was expecting! I think I’ll look, first, next time~ Peace out

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I’m sorry, but the National Movie Awards are a joke if Daniel and Emma are considered the best actors out of all the actors who’ve acted this year. seriously? they’re very good for their age, but not anywhere near the best. these awards were obviously voted on by the public…

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Thats funny, I never cared for Bonnie Wrights style, it’s so…bohemian. Nothing wrong eith that but she never wears anything to define her body or beautiful face. You eyes travel straight to the black stockings everytime. Dan looked dapper as usual, I wonder if he has a closet for just award shows. I get so mad that American film association snubs the HP franchise when clearly it outshines anything, especially the designers and CGI people! Dan definatly deserved that award, he was terrific in OotP!Oh, by the way, Emma could wear a potato sack and look brilliant.

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OMG, looks like the HP fans swept like a storm in these awards! But I’m actually more impressed by Dan’s win than by Emma’s. Dan had to compete against the likes of Craig and Depp, not to mention Rupert Grint who must have split the HP votes in half. I guess DanRad just has more fans outside of HP. He sure wowed the LOndon audience with his Equus performance. Emma on the other hand has no real competition (only 6 nominees) except for Keira KNightley. Sure Dame Mirren is a thrice better actress but she has no fans among the young ones.

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Wow, Rupert actually wore a suit! He’s adorable. And I absolutely adore Bonnie. I envy her red hair and she’s cute as a button.

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Right, so I heard that Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Tobey Maguire, Shia Labeouf, Daniel Craig, & Bruce Willis were also nominated for best actor, so someone is trying to tell me that Dan Rad is a better actor than say Johnny Depp or Bruce Willis?!!!!! In which universe is that?!!!!! This has to be some sort of a joke, right?

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Bonnie loks like a grandma with that sweater and dress. Not really great. Like Evanna’s dress style but not the color. What’s up with bonnie’s hair. Not a good look all around makes her jaw look huge. Emma’s did fine-causal yes, But like the color and it shows off her legs which are amazing. But Rupert win’s best dressed.

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Emma looks very hip. Love the color also, she stands out in the crowd. Bet she makes the best dressed list for this one. Every time the Emma haters rag on her, she gets best dressed. Matt was looking good. what a change.

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Don’t really care about these awards, but I’ve just gotta say something about my guy, Matt Lewis!!!

He must have been the BEST-LOOKING guy there!!! VERY ELEGANT and HANDSOME Matt!

LUV YA!!!

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I agree KB, I had no idea he had become such a hottie.

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I agree with kevin, Emma winning over Helen Mirren or Judi Dench???? Who voted for this?

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Same could be said about Dan beating Jonny Depp and Craig.

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Judi Dench was nominated for her role in Casino Royale, which was nothing special. But if she had been nominated for Notes on a Scandal, she should have won hands down, because that was the most outstanding female performance of last year. Emma was voted best by the numerous young Harry Potter fans who voted via the internet, why else would she win?

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Sorry Ian, but in OotP, Daniel was the better actor.

Just because Daniel started out as a crap actor, he’s worked bloody hard to improve himself, so don’t try and take this away from him!!!!!

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Venni, majority of the voters are HP fans that’s why we have an HP sweep here. But Dan won over Rupert cause he must have more non HP fans. THe onine voting is not the only criterion. THere are also voting forms available for moviegoers in the UK theaters.

And wow, Evanna easily steals the show from Emma and Bonnie here. Great dress. I’m bemoaning again why JKR gave Harry to Ginny. Evanna and Dan would have looked great in the final movie.

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Well, I for one, am glad JKR stuck to the pairing that suited her story rather than pair couples together based on the actors. How absurd.

Anyway, this is certainly one good looking group. It’s always a pleasure to see these kids making the rounds. They look so great. Matt Lewis has gotten pretty dishy, hasn’t he? Emma’s shirt/dress is a little odd, but I think she pulls it off. Sort of. I’m not sure about the green cardigan on Bonnie but I like what I can see of her dress. I think she’s a beautiful girl.

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“Venni, majority of the voters are HP fans that’s why we have an HP sweep here.”

Then it IS a joke awards show, no real thing. And if Rupert won it’d have been also a joke. I mean, really both are good for what they do and everything, but both have ages to reach someone like Johnny Depp, if they ever could!

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So the bitterness starts. I suppose if Dan wins something for Equus, you’ll say he doesn’t deserve that either? Why don’t you all BOG OFF. These know-it-alls, why didn’t you vote for the other actors if it bothered you so much? Many congratulations to Daniel, Emma, Rupert, Bonnie, Matthew & Evanna, you more than deserved it. And as Helen Mirren & Judi Dench have won Oscars, I’m sure they won’t be losing any sleep over this meaningless award.

And do you actually think Daniel thought he deserved to win?, of course not, but the public, yes THE PUBLIC (by whatever means), voted for him and obviously appear to like him so TOUGH TITTY.

I loved Emma’s dress, as someone else said, she can wear anything and pull it off. It’s the first thing she’s worn in a long time that I’ve actually liked as the premiere dresses were hideous IMO.

YEEEAAAHHHH, Hot Fuzz won, GENIUS OF A FILM.

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It just seems to me that Daniel will never be any good to some people who won’t give him a chance and are just angry at his wealth & success.

Just for doing Equus alone, he deserves an award in my opinion. He hasn’t sat on his arse and played it safe outside Potter and has Johnny Depp ever done anything like that, has he ever done live theatre, I’m sure it’s not quite as easy as film acting, yet Dan seems to have pulled it off.

Strange isn’t it, everyone is saying how sad it is Rupert didn’t win anything, yet with all the negative comments about how so-and-so shouldn’t have won etc…I think he’ll be glad he’s well out of it!!

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I’m not a Daniel or Emma hater by any means, but they should really call this award show the “teen choice awards” (that’s an american teen award show for you non-americans) instead of the National Movie Awards. I wouldn’t have a problem if Emma won for “Favorite Female Performance”, but calling her the best female performance is laughable.

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Venni, don’t put down fan awards. Fans are not necessarily lacking in wisdom you know. They know what they like and can even debate lengthily with any established critic. Besides, The National Movie Awards made it clear that they are only considering the blockbusters. It’s their cheeky return at the BAFTAS who only consider “prestigious artistic” films as worthy of awards.

Anyway, I think Dan deserves this award for his work in OotP. Depp may be good but he was nominated for PotC and his Captain Jack there is getting to be tiresome already. Craig may be good but he doesn’t have that many fans. As for Grint..Rupert himself said that Dan deserves it better than him. So let’s not quarrel folks…

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For Dobby’s sake, I think no one realy expected Rupert to win so quit the sour graping. I even had doubts that Dan would win but I seem to have uderestimated Radclifemania. Besides, Dan did reinvent himself with Equus so more people now consider him a serious actor. I have no comments about Emma – both her dress and her win. duh…

But Matthew looks good and funny. In one pic, he was caressing Rupert’s hair. lol. Evanna looked great too.

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Oh come on. They all looked great. They all looked like they had a good time. Rupert wore a suit Hey, that’s cause for a celebration more than any award.

I’m happy that they look happy, and appear to be a close knit group that gets along well. It’s all good!

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someone, please, teach Bonnie to stand in front of the camera – she can’t even keep her feet straight and then she is wearing sparkly shoes to accentuate that. ARgh. I feel bad for Dan, actually :( Speaking of Emma’s dress. Well, I usually am a big fan of her style, but if you compare her dress to some other dresses that other young female attendies wore, she’s still ok!

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At the risk of going abck the hairdo comments that began when first OotP pics came out…if that is what their hair looks like for HBP…WHY HAS HERMIONE GOT BLONDE HAIR??? I mean yes, it has been getting lighter and lighter but that is some serious yellow going on!

That said…the silver sparkly shoes with black stockings ergh! Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie…lol At least we know she won’t be wearing heels as Ginny! Dan would look even tinier! Mind you, she might need them to reach Dean’s mouth! roflol

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I just want to comment on the idea that Daniel Radcliff is a braver actor than Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp is considered by most in the industry to be one of the best, bravest actors of our time. He has consistently taken roles outside the norm and has turned normal roles into something unique. This is no comment on Dan’s ability now or in the future. But, give the man the credit he deserves.

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Hey, all! I’ve just read through the many postings, and there is something everyone seems to forget. For actors, be they great or be they small, there is NO SUCH THING AS A “NO BIG DEALAWARD!!!! Every time an actor/actress wins an award, it is to their merit. It shows that they are appreciated, by the fans and their peers. I am from “across the pond”, and did not know that there was some kind of “vote for your fav, on the internet”. I am a great admirer of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Toby McGuire. I am also a fan of Dame Judi and Dame Helen. All are wonderful at their craft. So are Daniel, Emma, Rupert, etal. Everyone deserves to be honoured.!

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congratulations, HP gang! i must say i’m not really shocked they won. =) with the way everyone and everything Harry Potter has escalated to unreachable heights and still escalating! i’m soooo proud of them.

off topic: when i visited the bookstores yesterday supposedly to buy a new copy of PoA, the books were out of stock! there were a handful only of GoF and HBP and no DH at all. (oh, there was a single SS paperback, opened and tattered.) the early books are just gone and off the racks, too. i guess previous unbelievers are converting. ;p

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Emma Watson is always praised for her sense of style. I think she did that just to push her boundaries, see what she could get away with.

And I think Dan Radcliffe is a jaw-droppingly brilliant actor, and deserves every bit of that award. :)

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“Jaw-Droppingly brilliant”

Are you kidding? How old are you? You obviously don’t know much about acting. He’s an ok actor. In the first 4 films he was crap. I know he will get better, and eventually be a very good actor. But “jaw-droppingly brilliant”. In an alternate universe maybe, but in the world of Johnny Depps, and Leo DiCaprios, and Adrien Brodys, “jaw-droppingly brilliant”?

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Cong daniel radcliffe.ı love helen mirren.she is my favorite actress(elizabeth,calender girls,of course queen,teaching mrs. tingle favorite movies)and she perfect things to say about Dan.ım happy for dan.ım sure dan will be great actor.

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of course johnny depp and adrien brody great actors.dan radcliffe just now by way.but he hard work.and be more good every movie.dan’ act looks like leo’ youthful career.people say “leo bad actor,he always stay jack.” but now he is great actor.and he scorsese’favorite.so ım sure dan will be great actor.

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As much as I love all things Harry Potter, these acting awards results are a reflection of young fans skewing the vote. When you look at the nominees and who won, its clear that the fan girls and fan boys were voting for their favorites without real concern for merit. I like these kids but based on actual performances, neither should have won.

On another note, I think all the HP kids looked nice. Emma’s dress isn’t as formal as others but I thought it was a flattering color. I also think Bonnie looked particularly lovely with her gorgeous red hair. Its nice to see the kids having a bit of fun.

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A lot of media outlets are comparing these awards to the Oscars – not so. They are more like the People’s Choice Awards which is based on fan votes. Cheers to all the UK fans who voted. I didn’t like Emma’s dress at first but after looking at a few photos I thought it was a nice look for her, especially the color.

Glad Yates gave them the night off but they do look exhausted.

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Good grief Rupert is actually dressed up for once!

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OMG Emma!!! that dress!! and will she stop doing that thing, putting her hair behind her ear?? and will someone give her some posture lessons, please??? She’s a really cute girl but she needs to start behaving like the movie star she is…

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Lol… I wonder what Dan will say when he sees his hair on pictures.. :P :P Somebody should have told him! =)

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i wish that rupert had won: he’s such a great actor and i like him better than dan. i really like the fact that there are some evanna, bonnie and matt photos too and not just the trio, otherwise i’d get really bored! i don’t really care for emma’s dress that much, but the rest of the clothes look really good! congrats to all!

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I am so suprised, Ian. I, sir/madame, am 52 years old. I remember actors/actresses, that dwarfed Leo DiCaprio, Johnny Dep and many of the current “stars”. Everyone, dear, starts somewhere. I, too, think Mr Radcliffe has gotten off to a brilliant start. As some one pointed out, earlier, yes some are “better” over all, than Mr Radcliffe, Miss Watson and Mr Grint. However, they did not put in their “best performances” this round. The awards, given, were for portrayals in OOtP.Theirs were given for their particular roles. Respectfully, sir/madame, sometimes the more experianced actor/actress does not “shine”, in a particular role.Nuf said. Kudos, again, to Dan,and Emma! Great Job, kids!

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holy God Emma’s outfit is awful! I mean….why? Who chose her outfit, her little brother? Evanna looks great! Bonnie’s cardigan ruins her outfit. I think Matt shouldn’t have shaved he looks waaay better with his beard hehe. it gives him this rugged, manley sexy look when he has his beard.

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I am a great big fan of Daniel Radcliffe and think that he performed his best yet in OOTP. However, the national movie awards being public, really means that it’s an award that very much honours favouritism amongst people, and what is bigger than HP, therefore, Dan winning against big actors shouldn’t come as such a big surprise to all of you haters and johnny depp fans, I mean even I know that their better actors than Dan. BUT, you have to consider that at the end of the day, Dan is only 18, whereas actors like Johnny Depp have been around for a long time to bulid up an image for themselves, and Dan has showed that he is also capable of doing controversial roles and prove himself to be in their position in the near future. So kudos to Dan for winning!!!!!!

I have to agree though, whereas Dan may have won due to Ootp AND his role in Equus, which won him many critics and fans, Emma winning just shows for real that HP is in fact VERY popular amongst everyone, because seriously her portrayal of Hermine just gets more and more frustrating to watch in each movie.

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On a cool note Alex, emma’s brother, got to go on stage with Emma and the gang when the movie won for the best award. And congrats to Emma, who won against the best of the best. The world thinks you’re a great actress and you are.

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I think this should have been called most popular actors/actresses/films/whatever awards, not the “best” actors/actresses/films/whatever awards.

If we’re talking about “popular”, especially nowadays that it’s OotP that’s in the run (not PotC for example), then of course anything HP would win, the film would win, Dan being the lead HP guy would win, Emma being the lead HP girl would win, and if there was awards for secondary lead guy, Rupert would win, and if there was awards for secondary supporting characters, then Bonnie, Evanna & Matt would have win too….etc.

This’s not about what’s good or best in terms of the quality of the performance, this’s about who has the biggest number of fans with loads of free time in their hands to make sure their idol win, that’s it really.

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Oh Rupert in a SUIT!!! He looks wonderfully handsome! Love that kid!

I didn’t like what Bonnie was wearing at first, but now that I look at single pictures she looks gorgeous- I can live with the bangs now!! I like how the green cardigan makes her hair look even more RED. So pretty. She should’ve tied it round the middle though because that dress is black and blends in with the background a bit. And worn green shoes instead of silver which, while it is original, is kind of “yikes”!.

Emma always look pretty- and uh, those dresses are in style guys, it’s going back to the 30’s and 40’s way of “dresses”. At least she’s wearing a pretty, happy color.

Matt has gotten so handsome over the past year!! Daniel… is pretty much always gorgeous. lol

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sigh

All these spiteful back-and-forth comments are the reason why I almost never post here anymore. I almost didn’t come here today. I knew what I’d find.

Congratulations, Dan, Emma, and everyone else connected with HP. You all looked wonderful, and I can’t wait to see the next installment in the series.

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reflects echo of Star’s SIGH

Right Star , it gets so absurd and rediculious.

Congratulations!!! to Daniel ,Emma and the cast and crew of OOTP .Thanks for all your hard work on a job so well done, win or loose.

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Congratulations to Dan, Emma, and the rest of the cast for their wins! Everyone looked really good despite fatigue. Emma’s dress bothered me at first, but as I saw more pictures of it, the more I liked it (especially the color). Bonnie’s dress was nice as well, but her wearing black stockings and a cardigan drew the eyes away from the dress. Overall, the DA looked very pretty and handsome, and Matt just gets more attractive every time I see him.

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Helen Mirren looks absolutely stunning as usual – I hope I age half as well as her!

Congratulations to OotP, Dan and Emma. I really am flabbergasted. Pity there wasn’t a supporting actor category for Rupert to win – R&D shouldn’t have been pitched against each other; there’s a big difference between a main and supporting role. But good for Dan to get recognised for his performance in OotP, in which he seems to have won over a lot of critics.

Though I don’t value these awards at all, it must be amazing for the actors to see how popular they are. The website only allowed one vote per person because you had to register for the vote to count.

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Inger- I was thinking that Dan looked like Harry with his hair sticking up like that! They should keep it like that in the film.

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sorry for the triple post but someone said Hot Fuzz won too?? YAYYY!!!! That is by far the best film I have seen all year! I’ve NEVER laughed so much at a film.

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I’d like to see Rupert Grint win something, sometime…just like in the books, he’s always “Harry Potter’s sidekick”. Ok,so he can take that to the bank, but still, he’s young, and would be nice for him to get some recognition

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Lol, on picture no6 in galleries, Emma and Dan look like they’ve been hit with YOU-NO-POO! I agree with everybody saying: What the hell is Emma wearing?! I prefer Rupert in jeans, but he’s stil adorable sigh

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Well, all I can say, Ian, being at the age that those men are and the length of time that they have been acting, they certainly should be “jaw-droppingly brilliant”. Daniel, at eighteen, is showing that he has the guts to achieve great things. He is earning his place along side these great actors. Even Helen Mirren acknowledged that.

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Just a small note: Thank you, bratpack, for stating the obvious. You said it much better than I ever could. With age, comes knowledge. I hope Dan, Emma AND Rupert have a wonderful, long career, ahead of them. :)

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Everyone seems to be forgetting that Dame Helen wasn’t nominated for an award. She was just there.

BTW: I’m a bit confused as to why ITV seem to be ignoring the fact that the awards are on tonight. Maybe its just cause I live in Scotland but the Rugby seems to be on instead.

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Alex Watson going to the stage for ootp award? OH PLEEASE, I hate when the family of famous people try to get fame just because of who they’re related too… And Emma’s sisters got a role on a film now just because they’re her sisters… But seriouly, WTF? He was just an extra, there’s lots of actors who deserved to be there more than him, he is a nobody, and should realize that. He’s only Emma’s brother, not more than that, until he actually gets cast to a film and has a character. THEN he may be receiving awards. Sorry if I’m being too harsh on a kid, but he already is old enough to think for himself and know that that’s not his place to be there on stage.

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Yup, Cherry_Blossom, we ain’t getting it. STV seems to think the rugby is way more interesting. And the ceremony’s not even going to be shown at a later date! Woe.

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Uhm, venni: just a reminder that Emma is not female lead. She is just a secondary character on the same status as Rupert and yet she’s getting all these recognition while Rupert does not. That lame excuse of “Rupert as only supporting that’s why he didn’t win” excuse is so lame now. He didn’t win simply because not many people think he’s a good actor, period. It’s not automatic that just because you belong to the HP world, the general public will also love you. They only know about the trio. Katie Leung only got a lot of publicity before she gets to snog DanRad which titillated the media.I don’t think the general public cares about Bonnie and Matthew although there is some buzz about Evanna.

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This is a little late but Scottish people can watch it on ITV1 London if they have sky (channel 993).

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I lmow this is a little off subject, but dose anyone know if podcast did a commentary for any of the HP movies?? thanks for any help

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Cheers to Dan, Emma, and OotP for winning! And to Rupert for being nominated as well! Well deserved all around!

All the cast members look so great, I can’t wait to see them in HBP!

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Great, I think Radcliffe absolutely deserved it, he was perfect in OotP, but not sure about the movie and Watson. Anyway congratulations to everyone!

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I am not at all surprised that Dan and Emma won the NMA’s for Best Actor and Actress. But I am also certain that the voting for these awards was based on popularity, not performance.

Please do not misunderstand me – I find Dan and Emma wonderfully appealing. But I doubt their most avid fans seriously believe that their acting abilities rival those of Judi Dench or Johnny Depp. The performances given by Dench and Depp over the years speak for themselves. Dan and Emma also seem to be very bright people. I think they would also agree that their skills are not in that class.

In my opinion, the British/Irish acting community is the VERY BEST ON THIS PLANET and Dan and Emma will likely have the honor to work with many of these wonderful actors and actresses in the future. I hope they will learn as much from them as they can. They’ve already been privileged to work with the likes of Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton, Richard Griffiths, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Brendan Gleeson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Victoria Wood. I’m sure I’ve missed more than one great name…the list seems almost endless!

I would love to see Dan, Emma, and Rupert included in this community of amazing actors one day, but I think it’s fair to say they are not there yet. But one day, maybe???

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my dear da—something … Emma is the most main girl in the films, so, basically, she IS the lead girl.

In the books, Hr is an equal to R, yes, but the books do not really put a lot of weight in that little difference of genders, while the films industry does, and so Emma as Hr is the lead girl.

Emma doesn’t have any other girl to be 2nd to in the importance of her role, while Rupert has Dan as the very main character to be 2nd in importance to.

If anything you are the one being lame, and sorry to say sort of blind, and impractical if you can not see how things really are.

Personally I’m not fond of anyone of them in particular, I think they’re okay, lots of flaws maybe, but they do, for films like HP anyway.

P.S: it seems absurd to me that you only replied to me just to tell me that Rupert is bad, when my posts weren’t about him in particular. Do you have a special grudge against the kid or something? Cool with me, just don’t call me lame in your way!

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Emma actually said it best in her acceptance speech when she thanked the fans for voting for Hermione. ”... and me, I guess…” were her following words. I think that proves that she was pretty well aware that she got that award due to her popularity and the popularity of the HP franchise and not due to her talent as an actress.

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I was pretty sceptical about these awards when I first heard about them, but I sat down to watch them regardless and I have to say I was won over. The excited reaction of Judi Dench when Casino Royale won for Action Adventure film just showed me that these awards were appreciated by all who won and were nominated, because they represented the audience view of films that are made specifically to entertain.

We don’t have any film awards (apart from Empire awards which are not really that mainstream) on this side of the pond that represent the public’s view, only industry awards like the BAFTA‘s, so it was a nice change for fun films and the performances in them to be getting kudos for a change.

For everyone saying they were just a popularity contest, you‘re right, but that‘s not a bad thing. The point of the NMA was to reward the films and performances that the public enjoyed best! It wasn’t about the ‘best’ actor of the year it was the NMA for Male Performance of the year as voted by the viewing public. And part of that would be the popularity of the character being played on screen as well as the actor.

Of course Emma Watson is not as good an actress as Judi Dench yet, no-one would expect her to be. But this was Emma Watson as Hermoine winning over Judi Dench as M in Bond. And Judi Dench seemed very happy for Emma to get the award, she had a big smile on her face. I really think that the young performers in the HP films are well liked in the industry and their elders in the acting business like to see them doing well and getting recognition for their work. All of the kids have come on leaps and bounds in their performances since PS.

So instead of pointing out all the flaws, just offer congratulations!!

And leave those poor girls and their outfits alone. All of the girls looked very stylish. I particularly like Bonnie’s sense of style here, very bohemian colours that suit her red hair and are very in at the moment, at least in Britain and Ireland (yes even black tights and silver shoes – very funky), and Emma always looks very well. She’s becoming a proper little fashionista!!

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Hi Ponette,

I’m not surprised to hear she said that in her acceptance speech. From some of her past interviews, I think Emma is very self-aware, particularly for someone at her age. I adore Hermione and I adore Emma. I think she is a very classy, well-grounded young lady with Hermione-ish brains to boot! I never thought she would consider herself on a par with Judi Dench or Johnny Depp.

I do enjoy the HP movies, but I confess I’m not a big fan of special effects. I’m really looking forward to seeing Emma in “Ballet Shoes”. I remember she said on her web site that she was both excited and scared about stepping out of the HP world. I’m glad she chose “Ballet Shoes”. It’s a great book and Pauline should be a wonderful role for her. It’ll be nice to see Emma in a role where she’s not interacting with a blue screen!

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My dear venni, the lame reason I was referring to is the tendency of Rupert fans (I would presume you are one though you say you are not) to rationalize Rupert’s loss in these awards as the old excuse of ” Rupert is not the lead so that’s why he’s not nominated or recognized”. I was just pointing out that Emma and Rupert are both secondary characters and yet being secondary was never a hindrance in Emma’s getting any recognition. It was really getting ridiculous to hear cause they maintain that the trio are equal, they’re all leads and yet when Rupert is overshadowed they dole out the old excuse of “he’s only secondary.” I wasn’t attacking Rupert at all. I was complaining against the inconsistent excuses of his fans who can’t help but compare him always to Dan. It’s already getting irritating. Everytime Dan and Emma get some awards or something and Rupert is ignored, you can always count on some Rupertfans to start whining which I used to find amusing but not anymore.

And yes, Hermione is equal to Ron in the books but they are not treated equally in the movies. I’m aware of this but again you only see the injustice when it is Rupert who has less screentme and not the other way around. Emma had less screentime than Rupert in movies 2 and 4 and yet I often hear on the supposed privilege given to Emma over Rupert.

Personally, I’m glad there are awards like the NMA that recognize blockbuster films that are made for fans instead of the critics. These films’ first consideration is not to win awards but to please fans and I am glad fans get the chance to vote on who they think should be given big awards like this. I find your attitude of “for films like HP” very condescending. Let’s just be happy for the HP cast on their win. Everybody has to start somewhere.

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My dear day … I’m not sure where you get the idea that I’m a fan of Rupert’s, or where did you read in my comments me saying that he doesn’t get enough recognation… and I’m not sure what the fuss is about really.

It’s simple logic that the way the films (the films themselves + the promo of the them.. etc) concentrate more on Emma, and make her role seem more important, and make her gender and sexuality more important than the books do, so, naturally espeicaly that Emma isn’t exactly a bad looking girl, Emma would get all the recognation, she has basically no compitation, she’s the first girl, and that gives her a specefic place. That’s how commercial films work, you’ve got the first boy, and the first girl, and then the rest. It doesn’t matter if the first girl’s role is actually supposed to be equal to or even less than another supporting male actor in the film, it only matters her status as a “First Girl”.

I’m not sure what you’re arguing, and why you’re arguing it with me. I’m a guy, and stright, and 30, and mainly a books fan, and while I wouldn’t call the HP films exactly trashy, but they’re no piece of art either. And so the okayish performance that the kids give (including Rupert’s) would fit for such films, but they wouldn’t (with their HP performance) fit for real great artistic films.

I don’t care what sort of recognation each kid get, I wish them all good luck, as a normal human being wishing another normal human being nothing bad, and that’s it really for me. You’re the one who started that recognation thing with me for some reason, and I’m only giving you the logical reason, which for some odd reason you can’t work out for yourself!

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Ths arguing is making my head ache. Please folks, I just saw some clips of the NMA and the look on Dan’s face when he won was classic. He was so shocked. He really didn’t expect to win. He hugged Emma and Rupert and must have said something to Rupert too. They’re all great friends so I don’t see why we have to quarrel over which cast is shown favoritism or one is just of second importance. Maybe Dan and Emma are aware that Rupert’s getting overshadowed cause they are very friendly and considerate to him. Emma hugged Rupes when she won as if consoling him that he’s left out again in the trio. Very touching really…

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OMG they look great but Bonnie is Taller then Dan!!!! how is that gonna work out for HBP…i dont like it when a girl is taller then a boy….also Rupert is Short….ron is supposed to be the tallest…like real tall!!!

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No more arguments with Venie. Can’t make out his/her convoluted reasoning.

Anyay, saw some of the NMA clips too and yup, very touching. They’re just kids who seem to be overwhelmed by all this recognition considering that they’re very young in the business. Just heard that Dan and Emma made the GUinness book too. Hope they still remain friendly and considerate to their costars and to their fans in the midst of all these accolades they’re receiving – deserved or not.

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Dan’s face was priceless. He really did not expect to win. Emma’s was just as shocked.

I expected the NMA’s are our equivalent to the People’s Choice Awards. Personally, it’s an excellent idea. Why shouldn’t the public be allowed to pick who they like best, for whatever reason it may be. It certainly makes all the hard work easier to bear. And for what the Harry Potter franchise has done for British film, I think giving those kids a few moments to shine is just fine!

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Crongrats to Emma, Dan, and Rupert too (for getting nominated =]) and Go OOTP! Woohoo I love the six of ‘em! (Evanna, Bonnie, Emma, Matt, Dan, Rupe). amnd those of you who are sulking over the fact that Rupert didn’t get the award…chillax, he’s fine with it. He’s not the type of guy who flips out cuz he didn’t get an award. Dan and Rupe are good friends and won’t want fans ripping each other apart on the web over this award. Personally, I think they both deserved it…all the people nominated that night deserved it. It’s up to the people (not just Potter heads, Dan clubs, or RupertMe! club) to give support to who ever they want.

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‘I am so suprised, Ian. I, sir/madame, am 52 years old. I remember actors/actresses, that dwarfed Leo DiCaprio, Johnny Dep and many of the current “stars”. Everyone, dear, starts somewhere. I, too, think Mr Radcliffe has gotten off to a brilliant start. As some one pointed out, earlier, yes some are “better” over all, than Mr Radcliffe, Miss Watson and Mr Grint. However, they did not put in their “best performances” this round. The awards, given, were for portrayals in OOtP.Theirs were given for their particular roles. Respectfully, sir/madame, sometimes the more experianced actor/actress does not “shine”, in a particular role.Nuf said. Kudos, again, to Dan,and Emma! Great Job, kids!’

Gail Callicott, totally agree with you and, by the way, I am 38 years old. I love Johnny Depp, he is one of the greatest out there but I voted for Dan Radcliffe in this. Johnny’s performance didn’t move me at all in POTC3. It was a repetition of the previous movies. He didn’t add anything, in my opinion. But Dan’s performance moved me to tears, I felt the character deeply in my heart and he had several absolutely brilliant scenes. And he was only 16-17 when he did OotP.

What I want to say is this, if you have to vote just for who the actor is instead of the performance he gives, what is the point of giving awards? The big names would get the prizes no matter what they do. I sincerely think Radcliffe deserved this and that is the reason I voted for him. And I am extremely happy he won. He is a very talented young man who works very hard to improve and obviously he is on the way to become one of those great British actors that delight our senses with their performances.

I am a theater freak and saw him in Equus. That was SOMETHING. I got out of the theater with this feeling that this young actor has much to offer to anybody that cares to pay attention to his art. And what I saw in OotP was the confirmation that Equus wasn’t just a matter of fortune. He is an actor, and a great one. One day, if he follows this line, he will be brilliant.

Congrats to him, Emma and the cast and crew for getting the award for OotP.

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i taped the awards last night (i was out drinking hehe) and watched them this morning and OMG I love Harry Potter so much but Daniel and Emma should NOT have won! Daniel Radcliffe was against Daniel Craig, Daniel Craig should have sooo won and Emma is a terrible terrible actress and Judi Dench should have won hands down! How on Gods green earth did Emma Watson beat Judi Dench?? Its like, eh thats not natural. Clearly all the voters were just kids who love Harry Potter and acting talent was not a factor. I’d love to hear other people’s opinions so please reply lol

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ooh i forgot to mention that Rupert is a better actor then Daniel by far and I would have prefered him to win but Daniel Craig was cleary the best actor in that character. And i would have even prefered Kiera Knightley to win instead of Emma and I DISPISE KIERA KNIGHTLY with a passion hehe. Personally out of all the HP cast I think James and Oliver and Evana have the best acting ability…what are your thoughts?

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The NMAs are basically what we have in the States called the People’s Choice Awards. I don’t know why people are so shocked at the winners. The box office grosses for the films basically dictate the winners… people pay to see their favorites.

Hey guys, stop trying to cut down Emma about her dress. I realize many of you are jealous of her and probably feel better about yourselves by bashing her, but it’s absolutely ridiculous. RIDICULOUS. She looks lovely and most of us could only dream of looking so pretty. So hush.

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Kerrie, with all my respects, and as you ask for other people’s thoughts here are my own.

Radcliffe was the best in his character and more so considering how young he is. Daniel Craig was very good but he didn’t achieve what Dan achieved in the character he was playing. Evanna was very good as Luna but she was playing herself. No material to give a performance worthy of any award anyway. The Twins, come on, you must be joking. No acting abilities at all there. They are just funny. Rupert better than Dan? OMG, have you honestly watched the movie? Sometimes I feel people mix ‘having acting abilities’ with ‘how funny actors are on screen’.

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Thestralseyes- TOTALLY agree with you! It’s so easy to like a character like Ron because he’s funny. But Rupert hasn’t been really pushed in the films in terms of acting. Dan on the other hand is pushed way further than anyone of his age in any role that I can think of. That made the voting choice easy for me, much as a like Rupert.

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It’s not Rupert’s fault that his character gets slighted in the film, but as an actor he has as wide a range as Dan if not more. He also always manages to come across as more natural while critics have always described Dan as slightly wooden. Just watch Rupert in Driving Lessons, you have both comedy and depth in one character and he manages just fine. Again, I think all the young Potter stars were quite aware that these awards had nothing to do with talent but had everything to do with popularity among the younger fans. Heck, everyone was aware of that, Judi Dench had a huge smile across her face when Emma won. Surely she wouldn’t have if she thought this was a “serious” sort of award. ;)

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On a lighter note, it was funny when OOTP won the family award and then they almost forgot to take the award! Hilarious!

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Just saw the clips on Dan’s web site. They’re a lot of fun. If you didn’t see the show, you should check them out.

Rupert looked FABULOUS in his “Blues Brothers” suit. It took some time, but Rupert’s style has grown on me. I LOVE IT!

Dan looked truly shocked when he won. His speech was very gracious and he is never without that WONDERFUL sense of humor. His line about winning over Daniel Craig was priceless!

Emma was GREAT and also looked very surprised when she won. I laughed when she forgot the “Best Family Film” trophy and rushed back to get it. And when the show host was kidding about a Dan Radcliffe vs Daniel Craig sort of thing, she was cheering and clapping for Dan. Gotta love these “kids”!

I know we don’t discuss the personal stuff on Leaky, but Dan and Emma seem to be genuinely fond of one another. They’re really lovely people and I think they would be an ADORABLE couple! :)big smile

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Personally, I totally agree with Venni. I think he made perfect sense, maybe the person who didn’t understand are not very good with logical thinking, or maybe they understoo but didn’t have any comebcaks, cause they were logically defeated.

I agree that it’s a given that in such commercial flickes like HP, it doesn’t much matter how big or small the “First Girl”’s role (Like Venni calls it), it doesn’t even matter how well or badly it’s acted, it only matters that she is The Girl of the show, and it helps if she’s got some good looks too. For a long time, Emma was even The Only girl of the show, which does give her a special status away from anything else, and regardless anything else. And Emma as Hermione has not only that “First Girl” status, but also has the bigger role, the more lines, the more important lines, and then even the more focused promo!

Anyone with a 1/4 brain can see that her position is totally differnt from Rupert’s, and comparing them is such a stupid thing IMHO.

Dan is secured in his position as the main character that has the franchise name itself, and Emma is secured in her “First Girl” place, while Rupert is only left with his small “sidekick” place, AND with a maimed version of his book character! Really, it’s quite a miracle the kid has any fans at all IMO!

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Just for the record, my personal fave out of the kids, is Matt, I think he’s the one with the best acting abilties out of all the HP kids. So, yeah, the former post has nothing to do with favoritism, it’s bare facts of the market.

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Kerrie, Go get a needle and stick it in your butt ,to let the hot air out cause you seem to be full of it,then maybe you will feel better.

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My New York Mets are losing BIG today, so I’m trying to find solace on Leaky!!!

Kerrie, I disagree with you about the Phelps twins. Neville is one of my favorite characters and I think Matt Lewis is the best “kid” actor in the films. I would love to see him get more screen time.

I’m still disappointed that the scene with Neville and his parents at St Mungo’s was left out of OoTP. Neville’s character was clearly very important during the battle at Hogwarts in DH. I hope we’ll see that reflected in the movie version.

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Thestralseyes I respect your opinion but i think you’re totally wrong. You CANNOT compare Dan Radcliffe to Daniel Craig and Johnny Depp. There is no way Daniel should have won. Just because he’s only 18 and is a millionaire doesn’t mean he’s acheived a lot, he still can’t act…at all! I have NEVER beleive that he is actually Harry Potter on screen, i keep thinking, nope its still Daniel trying to be Harry. I laughed my head off in POA when he was crying about sirius betraying his parents. it was so fake. There are many excellent actors who started at a very young age, for example Leonardo DiCaprio, who is absolutley fabulous in ever film he does. By the way, Rupert CAN act, its not his fault the scriptwriters make Ron say stupid things in the movies. If you watch Driving Lessons you will see Rupert display his acting abilities nicely. I personally can’t wait to see Rupert handle his difficult scenes in movie 7 and personally think I think he’ll be fantastic! I mean what the hell is Rupert supposed to do with that crappy script? As for the twins, you have your opinion and yes all they do is joke but I have a feeling that in movie 7 we will see the Phelps twins totally rock Deathly Hallows! Just because they’re characters laugh and joke a lot doesn’t mean they can’t act.

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Kerrie, you and I think EXACTLY alike. You spoke my mind to a T. Love ya girl.

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Kerrie, it makes no difference. The people, fans voted this way. No industry professionals or acting peers. Fans. Every day folk who go to the movies. They are the ones who voted and it just proves to the public and to the industry that HP is popular and the fans appreciate their performances. Our fans spoke louder than the Bond, Pirates etc fans. That’s all. If by chance Dan wins an Oscar one day against Johnny Depp or Daniel Craig then you can bitch and moan all you want. This is a fan appreciation award and nothing more. Live with it. Or next time Dan is up against your Daniel Craig, voice your opinion.

I waiting to hear your opinion when Dan is nominated for a theatre award for Equus. It could happen you know.

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It seems people on this board could learn a thing or two by just watching the clips of the award show. Watch them in order of how they happene. Watch Dan win. Watch Emma’s joy for him. It looked like she was crying. Watch the handhake and hug bewteen him and Rupert. Then Watch the movie win, and then watch Emma win. She her give hugs to her costars first, even before standing up. She Dan’s happiness for her. Watch the misc. clips, watch the trio mug for the cameras,watch Emma poke Dan in the ribs and laugh with him at the jokes. Some of the most beutiful shots of Emma were when she was thanking David Yates and watching Dan walk to the podium. You can see the love these three have for each other. They are just amazing. Then come to leaky and read these comments. Its like a jack hammer to the heart, it really is. I think Dan, rupert, and Emma wouldn’t even call you fans.

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Karrie is another soar loser, you guys sould drop the whole he cannot act and he can act, because it is gettin way too old…Dan has showed that he’s way better actor than Rupert, and Equss has prove that, sorry girl but that’s how it is, you can moan all you want, you can cry all you want, you can talk trash all you want, that won’t change the public prespective about Dan and wont’ change the way the critics are finally seeing Dan as a serious actor! so bitternes won’t help you grive girl!!

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Thanks for respecting my opinion, Kerrie, but DAN CAN ACT. And greatly. It is funny how people interested in putting him down always stick to his weakest moment in a desperate attempt to make him look like a crap actor. He was awesome in OotP, if you don’t see it it is your problem. He was Harry for me from the beginning and but started to show his brilliance in certain scenes of GOF. What he did in OotP and specially in Equus was the prove that he is more than capable to pull off a character. I also saw a performance of Equus and that person on stage wasn’t Daniel Radcliffe but Alan Stang himself. And the standing ovation given by the theatergoes (no kids or fanteenies) was more than deserved. All that people know he can act, and so well to the point to make them raise from their seats to cheer him. He got rave reviews even from the critics who could destroy him if they wanted to do it.

And I saw DL, and I liked Rupert more than in HP but didn’t see that brilliance you mention. There was nothing really challenging there. And sadly I saw many of the acting ticks he has when playing Ron. I like Rupert but he still has a long way to go if he wants to be a professional actor.

But these awards are not for DL or Equus but for OotP. And there is no way Rupert could beat Dan in this. Harry was a very difficult character to play and Dan nailed it. Rupert was better than usual (he was pathetic in GOF, and some people call that acting snorts) but still wasn’t at a level enough to beat Daniel.

And you would be surprised if you knew how many adults (both male and female) have voted for Dan as best actor. It amazes me how people think that Dan fans are mainly kids. Some people live in their ivory tower without realising that he isn’t the kid of the first film any more and he has gone a long way as an actor since then. And certainly his portrayal of Alan Stang made him win a lot of new adult fans. I am not surprised at all of him winning this.

Daniel Craig and Johnny Depp are great actors but I agree with something somebody said before: if we just vote for the name, the same people would get always the awards. It is Johnny Depp or Daniel Craig, so give them the awards even if they do a crap job. It is not the case, though. But Radcliffe had a hard job ahead and did an excellent job of it. Kudos to him for winning this.

The twins. All we can expect for them is to be good in DH. I don’t see acting abilities in them and can’t understand why you say their are the best out of the HP kids when we saw NOTHING to show their brilliance.

Sorry for the long post and my English. Unfortunately English is not my native language and it is not easy to express my opinion in a different language.

And people, if you really think Daniel Radcliffe can’t act and you hate him as it seems, prepare yourselves for a sour future.

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I don’t hate dan radcliffe, but I can’t see all the brillinace some prople’re talking about, people were laughing at my theater at the scene when Vold went inside him, lol. Sorry, I don’t mean to sound disrespectful, but sometimes I have a feeling that people are talking about a completely different person or thing. I don’t think Rupert is brilliant either, but I think he does things with a tad bit more ease and naturalness than Dan. Emma, IMO should have won something for most talnted acrobatic eyebrows, lol.

BTW, as far as I know, Dan didn’t get half the good reviews he got for Equus, for OotP, so I think whoever directed Equus should have a go on HP, maybe we’d be able to see those said hidden talents they talked about!

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“Anyone with a 1/4 brain can see that her position is totally differnt from Rupert’s, and comparing them is such a stupid thing IMHO.”

Let me try again (for the last time) to answer about the Emma issue for Mele: Both Emma and Rupert are exactly in the same position: both being secondary characters and secondary cast. But Emma overshadows Rupert in terms of awards and media mileage eventhough they are all given the same promotions. Rupert is second billing to Dan and maybe receives more pay than Emma. In terms of screentime, I won’t mention the films where Emma has less screentime than Rupert cause I’m sure you won’t remember. In terms of of publicity, they are all given the same promotional shots and always presented as the trio.

Now, here comes the thing that some people don’t seem to grasp with their 1/4 brains. It is not Emma’s fault that media outlets like Teenvogue crop Rupert out and just present her with Dan. That’s not “focused promotion” but simply that Rupert is not cover boy material while Emma is a cover girl material. Emma clicks with the critics, media and the moviegoers more than Rupert. There were even times when she’s more popular than Dan in the polls and surveys. But this is not a matter of being “first girl” or of being “female lead”. katie Leung was topping the search engines when the first pics of the “kiss” surfaced on the net. it’s matter of star power (for Dan anyway) and curiosity generated by the media.

IN a nutshell, I am saying that whatever achievements Emma has gained should not be attributed to her being only “first girl” or “female lead”. Obviously I am an Emma fan but I feel that you should not denigrate her triumphs to something simplistic as “she’s the female lead” reasoning. Rupert was also nominated in the NMA so forget the “he’s only a secondary character” crap. POint is, Rupert doesn not have the looks, charisma, and talent that would make waves enough for him to be recognized by mainstream moviegoers and media.

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Mark, Dan got almost 90% positive reviews for OotP, so far Dan has gotten the highest reviews in OotP compare to the other HP movies..and for Equus he got 99% positive reviews…..

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I don’t care that Rupert is always overshadowed . In my opinion , Dan’ character was written so good but Dan can’t portray full of it . In the cinema , when he cried , my friends and I weren’t feel any emotion . On the other hand , in fact Ron is more important than Her but the movie made it vice versa . They made Ron so stupid in sometimes . I think that Rupert did only act like scenario , but also try to make up his character . I really love Dan and Emma ! They re very nice and sweet but I have never though they can act . They were just made up by media . I voted for JD and I feel very sorry for Rupert . At least he is the best of trio . If he wanted , he could wear Chanel , Armani , etc … and make himself like a star , but he just want to be himself with his comfortable clothes . I believe Rupert will become success if he has an opportunity !!

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Whose book is Emma Watson taking a leaf out of? Britneys? Having seen some screen caps,it certainly seems so. A dress which looks like a cross between a raincoat,a plastic bag and an oversized men’s shirt… For someone who recently modelled Chanel dresses, appeared on the cover of Tatler and has her pick of top designers why this blue miscreation which any decent stylist would dump in an op-shop? This piece of designer’s artwork also caused some embarassing wardrobe malfunction as the wearer proceeeded to throw herself at co-star Rupert Grint. Well, she was obviously overcome by emotion. Daniel Radcliffe seemed bemused, while the on-lookers behind them seemed to be either amused or appalled. Wardrobe mishap and behaviour aside, congrats to all nominees and winners.

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Eh, sorry dear dayanara, but I think you’re a bit blinded with emotions, and a bit ignorant about the real market rules. You seem to fuss a bit too much about the technical suppoesed-to-be market rules. Maybe you still go to school? Reality is a totally different deal sweety. Any other girl in Emma’s position, with some decent looks, would have earned the same place due to her “First Girl” status. And any other boy in Rupert’s place, even if he was the most handsome thing your mind can create, he would have also been in the same place. (and this’s amusing that you say that Rupert doesn’t have the looks or charisma or talent, when even in his very short role in OotP, ALL my female friends remembered him, and adored him to pieces! Even though some of them were watching HP for the first time)

IMO, you’re too blinded by your personal liking for Dan & Emma and disliking for Rupert, to see things as they really are, and to admit the real market rules and facts.

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Conversations go in circles every time there’s a news story about the trio. Lets just congratulate those who won say “that’s too bad” for those who didn’t and get over it. This was a popularity contest. No disrespect to Dan and Emma because it is still an honor to know the fans appreciate them, but the award was not talent based. So why in the world are you arguing over talent?

Harry Potter actors won because Harry Potter is at its highest popularity. In all honesty Dan should have won the award because he is the main star, and he has the more difficult role to play. Regardless if Rupert could pull off the role, he didn’t play it so we don’t know. You give an award for the role they played not the one they would have if they got the chance. Therefore, Dan got the award, and he deserved it over Rupert. Emma is the main female lead in the series, like it or not. She just is. So is Hermione. If there was a literary award for best female performance wouldn’t Hermione be nominated (if of course Harry Potter was nominated)?

As far as media exposure goes, I think Rupert is perfectly fine with what he’s given so why all the fuss. Rupert is not a talkative media celebrity. He often looks uncomfortable doing it and is probably just waiting until the interviews are over because they seem to make him nervous. Dan and Emma are much more comfortable with interviews which is why they get more (they probably offer). The more you get your face out there, the more people see it. Thus when they see your name on a ballot they’ll remember you. Dan and Emma have more classic good looks (don’t beat me down because I think Rupert is very attractive, actually more-so than Dan, but not in the traditional way) and they have more charisma which makes them more appealing to a mass media market. They get the magazine covers and spreads because they give very long and thought out interviews and they’re comfortable with photo shoots. Rupert seems like he prefers not to do them, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but the result is that a lot less people are exposed to him and thus are not aware of him enough to vote or to request more interviews and photo shoots.

You really shouldn’t be pitting them against each other because, as was mentioned above, if you actually watched the ceremony they all looked very very supportive of each other and would probably be shocked at all this fighting about who’s better than who. None of them are great actors, they’re all acceptable, IMO. All three seem like lovely people.

Oh, and Emma’s dress isn’t that bad. At first I thought it was weird but after seeing it in a few more pictures and live on the show it looks nice on her. Although I’m not too sure about the very top. And what was the “malfunction”? Was it just her legs showing? She seemed too caught up in the moment and wasn’t paying attention. It wasn’t the dress’ fault because that would have happened if she was wearing any other dress that was above her knees.

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I watched the awards show on Saturday. It’s great that they won those awards. They deserve it.

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Dan and Emma re more confident ==> Agree … but Rupert is the BEST actor of trio . I believe he will get his time in HBP and DH . He always win in my heart !!!

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I don’t think Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson give a rat’s ass about what their fans or non-fans think of them in terms of appearance, behaviour, acting talents,real or fake friendship/relationship and popularity. Why would they care about winning or losing at an award show, when the HP franchise already made them winners: they are laughing all the way to the bank.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I knew they’d win!!!! i feel sooooooo sorry for rupert though!! his face when dan’s name was announced!!! poor thing!! but i’m glad harry potter and the order of the pheonix won best faily film!!!

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Thestralseyes: I am a big enough person to admit that Daniel Radcliffe is better at acting then he used to be but to me AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, he will never be Harry. I am not alone in my opinion at all so sorry. I think anyone who thinks Dan can act needs glasses and i pity anyone who didn’t enjoy Driving Lessons and think Rupert rocked the hell out of it. The only reason Dan and Emma won is because Harry Potter is such a worldwide big thing. Any book series made into films gets A LOT OF attention. The fans who voted only voted for Dan and Emma because they like Harry Potter and i think those fans who voted did not even consider acting ability. Everyone on mugglenet is like eh how did Dan beat DANIEL CRAIG AND JOHNNY DEPP? They ALL agree so i think you need to open your eyes a bit. Also, just because Daniel played a psycho character and got naked doesn’t make him a good actor.

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Kerrie, don’t be sorry for me. And don’t pity me either. I don’t care a bit that a lot of people think he will never be Harry. The truth is that he is Harry for many more (the award, the prove). And he is for me and satisfies my expectations for the portrayal of the character on screen. I am not going to arguing with you. If I, and everybody that see that Daniel can act, need glasses then you all that don’t see it are completely blind. You are entitled to think what you want but many people voted form him because they think he was the one that deserved it, based in his talent to bring the character to life. And don’t mention mugglenet. The commentaries section is composed by the most incredible bunch of inmature people I have ever seen in my life in the net. What they say means nothing to me. When I need a good laugh I go there to read their comments.

And Daniel is not a good actor because he played a psycho character and got naked. We was brilliant becuase he got under the skin of that psycho character, brought it to life, dealed perfectly with the dinamics of the play, the dialogs, the choreography, the anger, the pain, the desperation, the shyness, the horror,... All that in every performance 8 times a week for 4 months and didn’t fail one day, giving a performance that got an standing ovation almost every day. And no kids there, but theater goes, people that know what acting is. And the same goes for the critics. And he has been called to do it in Broadway next year. If all this doesn’t mean anything to you, you don’t need to explain anything else. Tell me who needs glasses.

Perhaps you might not believe this, but I respect your opinion. What I cannot accept is people saying that something white is black. You might not like Dan’s acting for whatever reasons. That is perfectly acceptable. But you can’t say he cannot act. He can and very well. If he doesn’t appeal to you is an enterely different matter and you are entitled to your opinion as the rest are to their own.

And no hard feelings, at least on my side.

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yea no hard feelings, I like that you like Daniel so much, if i liked him more i would enjoy the movies more. But unfortunatley I just don’t see what you see. The main point i was trying to make though is that I really really don’t beleive that the fans were voting for Daniel or Emma, just their characters from the books. If you think they’re good actors thats cool i don’t care, but no-one in their right mind could think Radcliffe is better then Daniel Craig or Johnny Depp, and Emma being better then Judi Dench? Its just ridiculous. And please don’t say, their young etc… but it doesn’t make a difference. Johnny Depp started acting as a teenager too and was always better then Radcliffe in my eyes. Its a shame you can’t see that the fans were voting for the characters, not the actors. You’ve actually persuaded me that Daniel Radcliffe is a better actor then I give him credit for, but still he’s not better then Craig or Depp. Hes just not, ask anyone. The fact that the 7th book was released in July, the same month as the movie, was probably the reason they won. People were waiting for the last book for so long and were dying to find out how it ended that it probably had a large affect on the voting. And not just the book but because Harry Potter is such a big thing in general. I can back up my argument by telling you that Daniel Radcliffe said himself that he wanted Daniel Craig to win, and he didn’t expect to win at all, hence the really shocked look on his face haha. But hey if you don’t beleive it, thats cool. It makes no difference to me :)

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I liked Emma’s dress. I see them at all the stores here in Florida. They are called shirt dress and have been in and out of style many times in the 50’s,80’s and now again this fall. Maybe it was not as formal as the others but maybe she made a mistake and thought the awards was not as formal. I think the color is great on her.

On another note, I think they all look very tired. Look at there eyes they are all puffy.

I think they all look great and they look like they are having fun together.

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Kerrie, thanks for not keeping hard feelings for me in this little argument. There are things we never are going to agree with so it is better to leave it. No point in continue the discussion. But there is something I think you didn’t get (most probable I didn’t make myself to understand) is that I don’t think Daniel Radcliffe is a better actor than Johnny Depp or Daniel Craig. Never said that and I really think they are better. Experience is agrade, no doubt about it. And also never said that Daniel is the best actor of his age. Many others were better at his age. But he can act and very well, even if he is not the best. And I voted for him because I sincerely think he was the best in that performance in that particular character.

Thanks for giving a bit of credit to Dan. I promise you when I see Driving Lessons again I will pay more attention to Rupert’s performance. I must admit that his performance in GOF put me off for him. But I liked him a lot more in OotP. And probably you will like to know that seeing what he did in OotP and considering he is working with Yates again, I truly think I will like him in HBP. I think he has talent but he needs to project that and above all to work often and hard in order to develop that talent. In acting, talent is not all that matters.

In spite of our little argument, it has been a pleasure to talk to you. I would love to see all Rupert, Emma and Dan fans to live in armony. I know it is almost impossible. The best to you, sincerely.

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yes all the best to you as well. It was quite an interesting disscussion. I very much agree that Rupert’s worst preformance was in GOF but perhaps that was the script more then Rupert himself. Some of the things Ron said in that film were pretty stupid haha. Anyway all the best.

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You know, I thought myself many times that the main problem with the performances of those kids (well young people now) are not their talent but the script they are given. You said yourself how good Rupert was in DL. I myself thought we was better than in HP. Dan did very well in Equus, but the play is a masterpiece, there is material there for an actor to sink his teeth in. We all should give the benefict of doubt to the trio. Hope they all are given good material in the future to lead remarkable careers. They all can do it. It is a matter of dedication, hard work and, of course, luck. They already have talent. The future will tell the rest.

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By claiming that Rupert gave his worst performance in GoF you guys have practically made me doubt whether we’ve seen the same movie. My guess is that you simply disliked him in it because he played Ron who turned against your precious Harry and showed that he was a moody teenager and not just a goofy sidekick. You should watch his performance more closely, and without any character bias. He is always there, in character, even when he doesn’t say a thing, he can do something with his face, a small, hardly noticeable little thing that is just so spot on and so funny and right. Just to mention a few of those moments: in a scene where Hermione is getting upset about a Rita Skeeter article about herself, the camera shows Rupert while she’s reading: “Hermione Granger, a plain but ambitious girl”, and without even raising his head from his plate, he does this little eyebrow-lift that just kills me. It’s so ingenious and hilarious and just so Ron-like. There’s also his brilliantly timed “Yes?” when professor Moody shouts: “Weesley!” in class. His dress-robes scene? A show-stopper! Or his: “Piss off”, to Harry. Poignant as well as absolutely surprising. I’ve been in theatres where people literally gasped at that scene, far more loudly than they did when poor Cedric got killed. I really don’t know what you guys are talking about. He nailed that performance. Again – it’s like we’ve seen two completely different movies. I really don’t get it.

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Almost forgot: T_D_O, I loved everything you said and agree completely! :)

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Ponette, don’t take this personally, I am going to explain to you why I didn’t like Rupert’s performance in GOF: mainly because he is pulling all sort of grimaces and wry faces all around. And what is worst, innecessarily. He made me cringe through the whole movie. There are some good moments, yes, but they didn’t compensate the embarrasement he made feel through most of the movie. Sorry but that wasn’t a performance. One can be funny without pulling faces. Most of them were so exagerated that I feel sorry for him. And Mike Newell should have been smacked for allowing that.

And I don’t want to continue. I don’t want to end hurting dear Kerrie (or any Rupert fans, really)specially now that we have ended our discussion in peace. I prefer to talk about his performance in OotP, at least he acted instead of playing the clown. I could write an essay about what annoys me of Rupert in GOF. I just don’t feel like getting involved in an argument. And I know I am not going to make you change your mind (which I have no interest at all) and you are not going to change mine. So enjoy his ‘brilliance’ in GOF. I am not going to spoil it for you.

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Wow! I didn’t relaize HP was that big. Someone said it’s more cause HP is the one that’s still in the run nowadays out of the others, and I think they’re right. I don’t think if this was … say 6 months from now, I don’t think HP would have done “that” good.

And I agree that the public were voting for Harry as the main character, and for hermy as the main girl, I don’t think they were thinking about how really good or bad the actors were in acting, it’s just HP, and who are the most prominent characters in the films.

Personally, I’m not a fan of Rupert in real life, but I always thought he had the best and more natural talent, I’ve watched the first 4 films before reading the books, and he’s the one who always stood out as having most life in his performance, Dan’s have been first very wooden, and then jsut plain cold, I never really get whatever feelings he’s trying to convey, and, usually, when he tries too much to squeez out the feelings he’s supposed to offer, it’s quite laughable, and it’s not just me, usually everyone in theater are laughing with me, lol.

And I’m quite surprised that anyone is saying that Rupert gave his worst performance in GoF, I think his worst was in CoS personally, then PS/SS was second worst. I think his acting started to really develop ever since PoA, and ever since he’s been getting better with each film. So, GoF was the best to date for him, he gave a really good performance. With the comedy, he almost stopped the “mugging” things except in one or 2 scenes, and he managed to convey a lot of hilarity just uttering simple words like “where” or just looking embarrassed dancing with the professor. He also nailed it in the fights with Harry and then with hermy, all that bubbling anger, fear, inseurity boiling under his skin, you can see it all flowing from his eyes in the most natural way, like he was really feeling those things.

Sorry, if I went a bit in too much detail, I just found it weird that some people would find his GoF performance the worst, when actually, I learnt later, it was the most film that gave him very good reviews, even more than OotP (though I agree that he even did better in OotP). Maybe it’s because when I watched GoF, I saw him as just a character in a film, not in comparison to his book character (as I didn’t know about it back then), I only saw the film, and the characters in it as just a normal film, and tbh, Ron in GoF film was probably the most thing I liked besides the special effects, and it wasn’t my opinion alone, but also most of the theater (including my companions).

I’m not saying btw that Rupert should have won, I personally think The Johnny Depp should have won, I’d watch Jonny scratching his nose than any kid in HP giving their best ever performance, cause Johnny would have still been better at just scratching his nose, lol. I’ve never seen any actor get into a character the way he does with Jack Sparrow, the amount of details he gets into, the total loss of himself in the character, all the little details and mannerisms that he creates for the character, he’s quite a miracle that man, really! Nothing I’ve seen from Dan in any HP film (including OotP), and nothing I’ve seen from any kid in the HP films (including Rupert), could even come into comparison with what Johnny does with Jack Sparrow. He’s a walking acting miracle in that role, and the best that could be said about those kids, is that they show some promise.

As for Emma winning, well that’s another HUGE joke, someone said something about her eyebrows should have won, lol, and I quite agree. Now, if that was Imelda Staunton who was nominated and won for her fantastic performance in OotP, I would have agreed hands down, after all, I remember she was the one who got most critic reviewers to gush over her, even those who didn’t like the film, or even didn’t bother to comment about how Dan did, couldn’t help but gush over her.

Oh, well, I think I’ve talked a bit too much, just wanted to throw in my 2 cents, so that’s it for me. Hope I didn’t offend anyone :-)

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Becca, thanks for expressing far more eloquently everything I tried to say in my previous post. :) Rupert is by far the most natural actor of the trio, and the almost impossible elasticity of his facial expressions only adds to his performance. He’s been toning it down in later movies, yes, but I believe that was one of the talents that brought him to the attention of the casting directors in the first place. He exudes an on-screen aura that is as warm as Daniel Radcliffe’s is, to use your perfectly chosen word, cold. With all due respect to Dan’s achievements, he could take a few pointers from “ginger” and then he might win even more awards, merited not solely on popularity but on acting skills as well. I’m not even going to start with Emma, who in my mind was a true discovery in the first 3 movies. Adorable, endearing, spunky and funny as hell, a great choice for Hermione. But she has completely changed as an “actress” as soon as she entered puberty and actually started “acting”. I love the girl, but sadly, I think her performance in OotP was the weakest one yet, and her winning that award was, like you said, a joke.

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Oh, and I second everything you said about Johnny Depp. That man truly is the best character actor of his age, but I don’t think he needs any awards to prove that, he does so easily in every single movie he’s made. :) LOL Sorry for my double posts, I always post these things before I’ve actually said everything I wanted to say. blush

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Actually Emma and Dan winning the awards is a joke. TVScoop has a review of the show and said since Dan and Emma won the show lost all chance at being taken seriously. They thnk that nobody over the age of 15 must have voted. have to agree with them. I think the world is laughing at Dan and Emma and not in good way. That thought Dan or Rupert should won the most wooden actor in a cloak. No offense but I don’t think people take Dan or Rupert as seriously as you guys do. Just look how liitle their respective non-HP made. 60 million people in the UK and only a very few rabid fans showed up to either one of them.

http://www.tvscoop.tv/2007/10/tv_review_the_n.html

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Fighting over? I’ve given up explaining to Rupert fans why Rupert gets overshadowed. For some reason, they just don’t see that. Rupert is all sunshine to them. He never wins any acting award but they all justify that with some cock and bull story of him being the sidekick and not the lead, etc. They gloriously ignore the fact that Emma is also sidekick and secondary. THey even have the guts to say Dan should take some “pointers from ginger” so he’ll win some awards. lol. Pointers from someone who never wins? What glorious delusion. Rupert wasted his money on some ice cream van, but they don’t see that as a a ridiculous extravagance -that’s cool. He drunk too much at the NMA after party but they happily are proud of him being the life of the party. lol. As for the NMA awards itself, all reports say it’s not boring. The winners certainly aren’t. lol. They’ve been the talk of tabloids since saturday. if the haters are shocked that Dan and Emma won, it’s nothing to the shock that those two felt. They themselves didn’t expect to win so give them some slack folks. I shudder to think what would have happened if Rupert won. eew. But of course, nobody expected that. Not even Rupertfans.

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Just adding my two cents about GOF. I think it is the WORST of the HP films to date.

I don’t blame the actors. In my opinion, most of the blame belongs to Mike Newell. A few months after the film’s release, I read several stories about Newell’s “approach” to GOF. Seems he yelled and cursed a lot at the actors. On top of that, he apparently re-wrote the script as filming progressed. Doesn’t seem to me that either of these “methods” would be particularly productive – especially when dealing with very young actors.

My biggest GOF disappointment was with the treatment of Ron Weasley’s character. Poor Rupert seemed to spend the entire film portraying “surly”. I know Ron was upset with both Harry and Hermione at different points in the book, but this was ridiculous. I don’t blame Rupert. The script was just plain lousy. Newell tried to be director and screen writer at the same time. I think he failed miserably at both.

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my monte, what a perceptive person you think you are. you are correct about rupert fans not expecting him to win, he doesnt’ have the radcliffe pr machine backing him, not to mention WB or his official web site. it’s is amazing how many fans grint does have,considereing how little effort is made to promote him. true, he does not do a very good job of promoting himself, eith. btw the only delusional ones are people like yourself,thinking that dan radcliffe won this strictly on his acting ability. if you would be honest with yourself, you would admit that this is a popularity contest. and yes, radcliffe is more popular. yay, happy now? evidentally this is very important to you.

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Oaky I wanna ask all you upset Rupert fans out there something: IF Rupe is this “amazing, overshadowed, revelation..etc” actor…and according to many fans, the most popular of the trio…Why didn´t he win then? I mean he must have more fans than Dan to vote for him, judging by the number of comments who said he deserved it more..So why didn´t you vote for him all of you then?...Or could it be the fact that Rupe might be the most popular INSIDE the Potter franchise, whereas Dan has starting to get some recognation OUTSIDE the Potter franchise as well…And another funny thing, you also said that this award is about popularity and not so much about acting abilities, well you might be right: But either way, Rupert should have won big time shouldn´t he? Seing the fact that he is “The best actor of the trio” or “the most popular”...But he didn´t..Dan won the award to best actor, meaning that he must be the best actor/most popular.

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oh spike, Karren, Ponotte and whatever name else you’re using (same writing style) you won’t quit trying to put someone down to make Rupert the best, what a shame of Rupert to have these kind of fans, fans that will discredit, attack, and insult an event only becaues his adorable celeb didn’t win, what a shame!! you try to be fair but you end up in the same hole, Rupert is 1000 better and Dan and Emma suck, this even suck because Rupert didn’t win, what kind of even is this when Emma and Dan won and Rupert DIDN’T..OMG the world is ending because fugly Rupert didn’t win an award and those few sore Rupert fans are making a big deal just because Dan and Emma has won the popular vote, LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK, LET THE PEOPLE TALK, THEY HAVE RULED THAT DAN AND EMMA ARE THE WINNERS …but in case you keep insisting in the same thing then just keep creating this story in your heads about the public voted for Harry and Hermione (hahaha), I think this way the pain won’t be that bad!! SORE LOSERS!!!!

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Ooooooh! monty, Sonja & Voldy_M are other sore danny fan who can’t believe that it wasn’t their little danny boy winning, but only his harry, oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, poor delusionals … tsk.. tsk

Get real preople, since when “heroine” (yeah, sorry I meant hermione) in the films is just a sidecick, yeah since we had a bunch of hypocrites like you in the fandom. Since when being the main character with the franchise name shouldn’t have more fans than any other male actors in the same film, yeah, exactly since we had a bunch of hypocrites like you in the fandom.

Swallow it up little ones, your kddies are not that brilliant, it’s the HP name that’s “that” brilliant, once that gets through your thick skulls, life would be much easier for everyone.

Kids!

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Oh, how couldn’t I notice, monty, Sonja & Voldy_M are actually one person with all those names, who couldn’t even type some different styles of writing, and couldn’t even wait to post 3 posts right after each other. Tsk .. tsk .. and you call others sore? ;-)

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Ok Rupert’s fans DIDN’T say he should win . They said he is THE BEST of trio . I’m a his fan but I voted for JD . Yeah … I think Rupert is good but JD and DC re many times better ! If Dan and Rupert re ONLY 2 people , who re nominated . Of course , I will vote for Rupert . Dan CAN’T act . He tried to portray Harry so hard . In OOTP , when he cried , my friends and I didn’t feel any emotion . Dan is nice , funny and cute … but Rupert is more talent . My boyfriend , who has never liked HP at all . He said “Rupert is the most natural and talent actor in that film” ... and I agree 1000000%

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Whoa, Becka! I don’t believe I have read any post before which has highlighted the difference between the acting styles of Daniel and Rupert so well. I prefer Rupert as an actor because try as he might Daniel is as cold as ice as Harry, but perhaps that is not entirely Daniel’s fault. Harry is an aloof and cautious,and distant character who was, for the larger part of his life unloved and unwanted, besides he is constantly being hounded by Voldemort. He is slow and gradual at learning to trust or love. Before meeting his (best) friends and mentors at Hogwarts Harry had no reason to trust or love,and by “being famous Harry Potter” makes him doubt people’s sincerity towards him.Portraying a cold character is difficult because your the emotional range and behaviour is more limited,and the audience will not warm to you. Daniel on the other hand seems like an a friendly and approachable person,so it seems that he has little in common with Harry. Rupert’s task is by far easier: Ron and the whole Weasley family(with the exception of Percy) just exudes warmth and friendliness,you can’t help but want to sit at the table in The Burrow and chat to them as you would to friends.That changed however in Cos and GOF where we saw that there was a cold and suspicious side to Ron and Rupert portrayed that transition very well. I think it was David Thewlis who said he was the most natural actor of the Trio,and IMHO that is true. To me he does not play Ron he is Ron and he becomes Ron seemingly effortlessly.That is what David Thewlis probably meant by a natural actor. Can’t put it better than that…

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“sigh” Monty, Sonya and Vody_M, do you actually think that winning an award is the only proof of talent? I’d have to refer you to a perfect example of quite the opposite: the most brilliant young British actress of our times never won an Oscar, even though she was nominated for it not one but five times. I’ll let you ponder on that one a while longer. And I wasn’t talking about NMA in the last few posts of mine but of Rupert’s acting style which appeals to me much more than Dan’s. That’s all. And let’s be real, neither of those styles of course can measure up to the other two nominees in the best male category, and that’s the “joke” part most of us here have been talking about. Riley, you’ve made a really good point by mentioning how Dan and Rupert’s non-HP movies didn’t draw much of a crowd. I think December Boys has already stopped showing even in those few selected cinemas. It’s not that I personally take the HP leads too seriously, it’s more the fact that I’ve kind of watched them grow up and I guess I have a soft spot for each of them. They’re still kids, really nice kids for that matter (quite a rarity these days) trying to branch out. And when it comes to Rupert bashing, or bashing of any HP-actor for that matter (just watch me when Bonnie haters start pouring in, lol!), I tend to get rather protective because I honestly think it’s uncalled for.

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and the venom from the jealous Rupert fans is once again at large….

Oh and one more thing Me, Monty and Voldy_M are NOT the same person..

And finally..It seems that NO ONE had actually answered my “little” question, about why Rupert didn´t win if he´s the best/most popular actor

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Thank you protegomuggletum (and Ponette), but I’ll just point out to you that in the beginning of my post, I said that I’m not a fan of Rueprt in real life, and by that of course I mean in interviews and stuff.

Ok, maybe some of his fans wouldn’t like this, but the shock I got when I first watched my first interview for him, I’m sorry to say, I almost hated him. It’s like watching someone flowing with life, and then suddenly watching him dead! Sorry again to his fans, I know that in certain interviews he can be really cool (like that recent once he, Dan & Emma did together, they were all cute in it btw), but his usual, is that he just seems dead! It’s like someone has turned off all the lights that were working with all sorts of emotions in his eyes while he’s Ron on the big screen. Ever since, I usually try to avoid his interviews, cause, involuntary, I just start having negative feelings towards him that could affect later my views of him while watching him in a film.

Sorry again to his fans, but I’d just like to say, that I dunno how this happens, what controls it, maybe he has some sort of depression in real life, and he doesn’t get loose unless he’s hiding behind another character, I’ve heard about actors like that, but, the piont is, I don’t think that Rupert acts himself there, cause if he were, I’d have seen the same dead version I saw in his interviews, and that’s not the case, and sorry to his fans again, it’s just how I feel.

Regarding Dan, and Harry being cold, I think you have a point, but I’m sorry too, untill this moment, I see an actor acting coldly, not a cold character. I’m not sure if that makes sense, and I’m sorry to his fans too, but this’s also how I feel. Also, this could be kinda abvious to the book readers, but normal moviegoers who do not have as much of background info about the characters, usually can not see it, and only see that the actor is cold. Some even said it’s the usual English coldness, that’s why Rupert usually stands out, cause he doesn’t have that English coldness (inside the films themselves, cause, unfortunately, outside the films, he has it with abundance!)

Sorry again if I offended anyone, I was just trying to express how I, and most people that I know, see things.

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Becka, can I ask you a question; Why do you keep apologising to Rupert fans for saying what you´re thinking/feeling about him…I don´t see Rupe fans apoligising for saying what they´re thinking about Dan. Just say what you´re feeling, and YES something things comes back to you and hard. But THAT´s not stopping me..and others for posting their opinions..

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That critic would have been more appalled had Rupert won. Personally, I think that the idea that Rupert even got in on the final four against the type of roles DC, Dan, and JD had was laughable. He really should have been in a different category. Emma’s role wasn’t so different from Judy Dench’s boss role in Bond, and Pirates 3 was all about Johnny Depp, with Keira and Orlando’s role being about furniture for the most part. That was pretty much Rupert’s role too, his lines (and emma’s)were forgettable, to my mind. The problem is, while his fans are watching him, the rest of us aren’t. I can barely remember what scenes he had as they weren’t actually important or standout, apologies to Ponette et al. He was barely mentioned by many of the critics as he was in the background only. Dan won a lot of acclaim for his work in this movie, and yes, while it was a popularity contest, the fact remains he won. Not just for being HP, but for doing it WELL. There have always been popularity contests in the past and they’ve been won by Lord of the Rings and the Pirates movies etc. This year, against all these huge blockbusters, HP and Dan won. This was only the first year, so perhaps next year they can have the costar contest. Incidentally, Brad Pitt won the best actor award for his western movie at the Cannes festival where his role was considered the costar role-pretty much shocking everyone. But at least his role was substantial.

As for the Radcliffe “PR machine”? Has nothing to do with the reporters wanting to film, speak and quote Dan. It’s just Dan. It is the reporters and editors who decide who to put on their screens and pages. Not Dan or his handlers. It is not the WB either. They are happy to see any fans as that means more viewers.

Also, December Boys IS still playing, and has expanded to 13 other cities. Like most indies, it plays for about a week and then it moves on. Pretty much like Driving Lessons, hello. Copies of the film are expensive and thus they have limited numbers of prints.

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Becka, you have the right not to like Rupert as person and you have the right to say so. You might offend some of his fans, others might accept that people can’t all like the same person. I happen to like Rupert as a person too and I think he just is shy and not as articulate or confident as Daniel and Emma when he gives interviews,but he seems like a friendly,genuinely warm person who would never act snooty or condescending toward fans or the media.I think his real life personality shines through his portrayal and that is why he is so convincing as Ron.None of the proverbial English coldness there, as you pointed out,although his the cold colour combination of copper hair,blue eyes and pale skin could easily earned him the “Ice Prince” tag if he had a cold personality to boot. I am glad I made my point and you made yours without being offended,a difference of opinion does not have to equal anger and bashing esp.not on forums which are about open and free discusssion first and foremost IMHO.

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Just a not to Sonja: I think I apologized to Dan’s fans as much as I did to Rupert’s fans. It’s just in my nature to hate to offend anyone, even if I didn’t mean to, so I like to make it clear that I mean no offend.

To protegomuggletum: I’m glad there’s no hard feelings, and btw, I did not mean that Rupert himself is a bad person, I do not know him of course after all, I just meant that I don’t like the side that he shows to the public. I’m quite sure that he doesn’t mean it, but I just don’t have the patience to try to understand him more or deeper (or any other celeb really). Actors are usually just actors to me, and that’s usually the main part I care about, about them. I’m not really into the fangirling issues that seem to be ruling the world nowadays.

Again, No offend meant to anyone, it’s just how I am, and how I see things.

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omg i saw agree Thestralseye there were so many things that annoyed me about Ruperts preformance in GOF, yes he was good in some of it but his reaction to Cedrics death during Dumbledores speach was a sign and rolling his eyes. me and my brother laughed our heads off. One of the twins looked like he was greiving for a brother and all rupert could do was roll his eyes. GRRR! But i guarantee that he’s better in Driving Lessons. And he was much better in OOTP. he was more like the Ron Weasley i know and love from the books. p.s. i’m not rupert bashing i still love rupert!

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sorry i meant to write *sigh not sign.

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I must be one of the very few wierdos that saw the Radcliffe boy for the first time during the Equus run instead of Harry Potter. I watched the damned last HP movie just to see this bloke again, but in the role that made him famous. All I have to say is this: if it weren’t for Staulton, the movie would have been a laugh, as are the other movies nominated for these so called ‘awards’. Radcliffe still managed to give some excellent deliveries and also had a few interesting powerful moments. However, HP is only damaging his future, IMO.

To Radcliffe, a piece of advise: run away from the franchise before it is too late. You are wasting your time and talents acting in lame fantasy movies. Act in works of substance. Like Equus. You were f…..g good in that one, mate!

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PIECE OF ADVICE: ok, guys, cool it. This is getting a little hectic for an award that’s not even compareable to the Oscars. These are PEOPLE voting for them, not cussing professional critics, Damn It! Those actors there seriously DON’T Give A F…...G damn about those awards (although for the people who’ve won, well, they should feel good ‘bout themselves) and they’re there to have fun reviewing their works. All of them, as far as I can see, have an equal chance of winning, and by that I mean they aren’t voted for by just fan clubs and maniacs, there are more people out there than just us. True, there are amazing actors like Judi Dench and Johnney Depp that out act All three of the trio, but the people just pick who ever they liked based on character more than acting. Not all people are made critics to decide on one’s acting, so they have to go with the character and whether they liked it or not.

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Will you RUpertlovers quit spouting that” Rupert is only secondary, only sidekick that’s why he didn’t win any award” crap?? I’m getting insulted for Emma here. Get two things inside your heads: One: Emma is also secondary cast BUT she’s still getting nominations left and right. Two: Rupert is nominated in the NMA awards so that shoots down your “he’s not the lead that’s why he’s not nominated ” excuse. And so what if this is just another fan award? Even Johnny Depp and keira KNightley won in the Teen Choice award and they were still happy to receive it. Where would they be if not for the fans anyway?

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“whereas Dan has starting to get some recognation OUTSIDE the Potter franchise as well”

Sorry if Dan is popular OUTSIDE the franchise as you say then why is December Boys such a big flop? Is not expanding which is term use for over 100 additional cinemas which not happening to Dan movie. Rupert Driving Lessons did even better. I just dont see it. Maybe its just so many cheat in the voting for that Dan win. Maybe J.Depp should of won if the vote was fair.

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kyle: Decemberboys being a “flop” as you call it. Is NOT Dan´s fault..YES that movie DID get some bad rewievs, But generally Dan was getting positive rewievs, some bad although, but generally positive rewievs for Dan himself…I haven´t seen neither DB or DL so I can´t compare them to each other…But being an avid Dan fan (yes I admit that) I´m pretty sure I´ll like DB much better :-)

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kyle: December Boys is not a flop. According to boxofficemojo, it has already grossed $482,589 = that’s the worldwide gross. (here’s the address:) http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=decemberboys.htm

That’s nothing to what OotP grossed worldwide but that’s still soo much better than what Driving lessons earned. DL has grossed around $1M already but that’s after more than a year in the theaters. DB has been released for not even 3 weeks yet and it’s already earned almost half a million dollars. And it’s not expanding to “100 cinemas” cause that is not the way indie films are distributed. DB opened to only 4 theaters in the US (and I’m still shocked at that cause OotP opened to 4,000 theaters. The difference is mind boggling. lol) and will expand to more but these more theaters are in different parts of the US not to the same place week after week. That’s why they are called indie films because the distribition is limited. ONly big budget movies open to 100 cinemas and more.

I know DB’s total gross is not very impressive but give the kid a break. It’s not his fault that the film is not very commercial. A real flop is Orlando Bloom’s “Haven” which grossed only $300,000 after more than a year of release. That only shows that popularity is not a measure of either boxoffice or critical success. And don’t tell me Rupert is more popular than Orlando. Crying “cheat” on this NMA awards is simply sour grapes.

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No even indies expand like Little Miss Sunshine. I remember December Boys scheduled for expanding later and then moved and moved back week after week to finally October 5. And last week its not in October 5 expansion list anymore. They obviously did not expect it to hit so low. And the biggest total is come from Australia which is only natural because it is their movie makers. I was put domestic US total only, talking about only that. Its doing so bad now it might not last long in US cinemas. Its doing even worse in UK so I heard.

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kyle, how is DB a flop when it has only open in 4 theaters in US, then it went to 8 theaters in it’s second week, and 13 in it’s 3rd week, WI is not a risky company, but noticed that in Australia the movie did wonderful in two weeks so far it has collected $347,538, I don’t know if this is because DB is an Australian movie compare to an English or American movie.

In December Boys Dan is not the main character he is not in all the scenes compare to Rupert who is the main character of the movie, and Rupert had 3 well known names in UK and US, Dan has not other big name in this movie, only Australians know the actors that are in his movie.

In UK December boys open in 76 cinemas with $46,448, but the following weekend WB reduced the cinemas to 38 and they got almost $40,000 making it in two weeks $82,000 in it’s 3rd week WB has only got 3 cinemas ending with $86,000.

I don’t know if WI was the right distributor for DB in UK and US, they always play save with distributions, compare to Roadshow who got the movie in more theaters for the Australian people, you can see the numbers in the Australia box office, DB is #9 for 2 weeks in a row, and this is because the movie was played in more theaters.

Another thing that doesn’t help DB is that the main page of WI does not give the fans a link of the cinemas or theater where this movie is playing, compare to Sony that posted the cinemas where DL was going to be play every weekend. I personally don’t know in what cinema is going to be playing, I go to yahoo enter my zip code and it doesn’t give me anything, but I cannot go entering all the zip codes around my city because I don’t know them, it might be playing on a cinema in my neighbor city but how in the world I’m going to know that…it is hard to find where this movie is playing.

Now DL had a great machinery behind for promotion, I remember Rupert and other cast member promoting this movie with months in advance, going to different film festivals to get distributors, this movie got into Tribeca and got a lot of attention for movie goers or Rupert fans, on DB case Dan did all the promotion for this movie in ONE week, ONE week he did 4 premiers, the LA premier wasn’t even announced, they did that one at the last minute, because it was suppose to be only a private screening but it was change to a premier the same day, there was no premier in NY or UK, only Sydney and in another city in Australia, but Australia is way too far from UK or US to ge the attention of English and American people, here in US we were bombarded with DB promotions just two weeks before the release of the movie, I think that was a huge mistake from WI, most people knew Dan did another movie but there was not promotions or reports or anything related to this movie, just 2 weeks before it’s release.. But with all these things against it, I think so far DB is doing good in Australia and I know it’s going to open in more theaters in US, one advice for Dan tho DO NOT make movies that involve WI, they have a very bad promotion machine going on.

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3 weeks worldwide has made $482,589, not bad for an indy movie!

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Last week to open in UK is

October 12:

ALBANY CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTESVILLE CINCINNATI CLEVELAND HONOLULU INDIANAPOLIS KANSAS CITY LAS VEGAS MADISON MEMPHIS MILWAUKEE ORLANDO PITTSBURGH RENO RICHMOND SALT LAKE CITY SANTA BARBARA SPRINGFIELD, MA

but just because it opens in these cities it doesn’t mean it is going to open in many theaters in each city, it means it will open in 1 theater per city, usually art houses. I live in NY and I have not seen this movie yet because I don’t know where it’s playing!

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sorry not UK but US.

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Thanks Kiara for the support and the additional info. I agree that Dan carried the whole brunt of the promotion on his very young shoulders and he’s not even the main character in December BOys. I cannot totally blame WI cause the boxoffice gross so far is not totally bad. LIke HP, it did better abroad than in the US. (WB seems to be targeting the worldwide market more than the domestic market.) I would blame that director who advised Dan to do an ensemble movie for his first project out of HP. The people are expecting that DB will be Dan’s movie but Misty’s role there is bigger than Dan’s. They also expected and edgy, intense movie as per Dan’s other non HP role in the controversial Equus but the result is a symbol full movie that borders on oversentimental.

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“in it’s 3rd week WB has only got 3 cinemas ending with $86,000”

So its true. I did not know it only have 3 cinemas left in 3rd week? So do this mean its only 3 weeks in play in UK? I think Rupert movie play 2 and half month in UK but stop only because its play in TV in December.

“Another thing that doesn’t help DB is that the main page of WI does not give the fans a link of the cinemas or theater where this movie is playing, compare to Sony that posted the cinemas where DL was going to be play every weekend.”

No I always go to DB website. The problems is they list citys in advance in expectation of expanding but they pulled out so the website list is wrong now. I dont tink they update.

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This whole discussion as to who is better, Dan or Rupert (or Emma) really kills me. The fact is that all three of them do a great job in the Harry Potter movies (I mean, really, can you imagine anyone else taking on Harry, Ron and Hermione?); I’m sure none of them have reached their potential in actng (they are all so young) but they have a long history of great British acting to follow and I’m sure all 3 will do great work if that is what they so desire. In terms of individual projects – I’m sure some will succeed and others won’t – and none will probably match the tremendous earning power of the Harry Potter franchise – most movies will never match that. And to blame the flop of a movie on one person’s shoulders (either Driving Lessons or December Boys – and how does one define flop anyway) seems unfair to me as there are a lot of people involved in the making of even an indie film.

Finally, while we all have our personal favorites amongst the trio, what I really enjoy about them is the strong friendship they seem to share as evidenced by all the interviews and award shows we’ve seen them this past year. It’s too bad some of their fans can’t just let the pettiness rest.

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Until I started being really interested in the actors of this franchise, I never knew that such rediculious rivalry could go on between fans of actors in a franchise set of films.I find this SO totally absurd for fans of one actor to constantly be belittling another actor on these films.I guess the fact that the fan of said actor who is not getting attention that their fans thinks they[the ‘actor’ ] deserves, which—in their eyes—confirms their reason for being thier fan ,they feel the need to lash out at the other actors,who have done nothing to cause the rivalry themselves and do not deserve the hate that is aimed at them. Part of this hate is just jealousy that their particular actor in not getting what they think they should and partly it is the ‘sour grapes’ of all kinds of people from the venom they need to spit because they themselves would love to be involved in the films themselves that these the actors are in an resent the actors for what they have—no matter which actor it is. The young actors ,themselves are very good friends, and would probubly find all this bickering between fans(? ,as some are not fans of any of them but just need to lash out at someone) about them totally meaningless. It just gets so absurdly -funny at times to read so much rediculious hate that pours off a website that backs a series of books that promote ‘love’ and ‘friendship’ so well .Appaarently , JKR hasn’t gotten though to some people with the meaning in her books and with their closed minds ,never will. [ there are ALL kinds of rewards ,not just monitary and physical ] successful lives and what is constantly said—in negative rivalry form—on any given wibsite will be of no importance to them or anyone.It certainly will not be for me as I will just enjoy the projects of which ever actor I choose and applaude their success of any kind they they choose to follow.Which I feel will become profound and beyond what was originally expected of them,’by some’.

When these film are complete Dan,Rupert and Emma will go on to live wonderful ,rewarding
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No Kyle, WI has the list of the movies where DB is going to play but NOT the name of the CINEMAS, Sony HAD the name of the cinemas where DL was playing which is different, you can have a city as NY or LA listed as 2 place where DB is going to play, but LA and NY are HUGE place, so where exactly the movie is playing, THAT right there was the problem, I saw DL because when I went to the Sony site they had the name of the cinema in the next city I was living, but with DB they name only the city but not the cinema which does not help me at all.

And the list of cities is in the main site of WI:

http://wip.warnerbros.com/decemberboys/releasedates.html

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kiara—i have appreciated your information, great details given Thank you so much for posting it

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Kyle, you just don’t stop do you? Are you sure that DL played for 2 and a half months in the UK? lol.Most indie films don’t stay that long on any city because the distributors have to pull out the film and show it in another city or country. They don’t reproduce many movie copies because of budget constraints. Only big budget movies have the stamina to stay long on a certain country or city but I don’t think they even stay for “2 and half month”. Even GOF went to the DVD after barely 4 months after its release. YOur worship of Rupert is clouding your judgment, my dear. Maybe you should look up the status of DL in boxofficemojo so you’ll have facts instead of just suppositions. Both films didn’t do very well in the UK although DB did slighly better than DL all around. YOu’re right that DB did very well in Australia but if it didn’t, I just know you’ll say something negative about that. lol

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protegomuggleturn and becka I agree with both of you. protego.. you made a good point about Harry’s coldness as a character, and because Dan is quite different from Harry that makes what he does in the films quite challenging compared to Rupert. Becka I agree with you about Rupert in real life compared to films. I used to prefer Rupert but now I prefer Dan, I think partly because I see what he’s like in real life. But I also think that Dan has progressed as an actor whereas Rupert has not. Not Rupert’s fault. GOF was my turning point.

@ Ada, my husband, who is not a fan of any of the Trio or the HP films is just the opposite. He said quite out of the blue that Rupert WAS the best at first but now he thinks that Dan is, and that Dan is the only one who he thinks is a good actor (along with Tom Felton). Emma he has little opinion of because unfortunately he can’t see her beyond her eyebrows.

jasmine, radcakesfan – thanks for your intelligent comments about cinemas!

@ kyle, don’t even try to judge box office returns from the UK example! The UK is a BAD place to live if you like off-beat cinema! There is minimal distribution of small-scale indie, foreign and non-American films. IF you are lucky to live in a town with a non-mainstream cinema, which is rare in itself, you may get an indie film showing for ONE NIGHT only!

EVEN Hot Fuzz was shown in my home town for a grand total of TWO NIGHTS!!!! I’m not joking!

DB was shown for a week in about 25 London cinemas, some mainstream. This is huge for such a small and non-local film. Especially one that, to be frank and not to put the film down at all, is really not a story with much UK appeal. I don’t know where else it is being shown but I would be surprised at any showing at all outside London (Glasgow, Edinburgh??).

DL was UK-made(?), or set in the UK, so we should expect it to have more appeal to Uk audiences and be shown in more cinemas nationwide. I only caught it on TV. It should be a given that it beat DB at the boxoffice – apparently it didn’t.

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