Oscar Telecast to Include Brief Clip of “Half-Blood Prince”


Feb 11, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The New York Times is reporting today that a brief clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be shown at the end of the Oscar telecast on February 22nd. This comes as producers of the Academy Awards program asked various studios to provide scenes and clips from upcoming movies for the Oscar show this year. Today, the Times says that Warner Bros will be showing footage from “Sherlock Holmes,” directed by Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jr.; “Terminator Salvation,” directed by McG with a temperamental Christian Bale; and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ directed by David Yates with Daniel Radcliffe.”

At this point we do not know if the HBP footage will be from previously released trailers or this will be new footage, and we will update with more when we can. The Oscars will be broadcast on ABC television Feb 22, 2009 beginning at 8pm (ET).

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92 Responses to Oscar Telecast to Include Brief Clip of “Half-Blood Prince”

Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: :O So exciting - I hope it's some new footage!Avatar ImageNarcissaABlack says: More reason to watch Oscar. Not only can I watch to rate wadrobe selections, now I'll be eager for the oscars to end so I can see some HP. Yay!Avatar Imagesavingharry says: My question: was the "temperamental Christian Bale" crack by Sue or by the Times? lol.Avatar ImageFer_keeper says: It was the Times.Avatar Imageeleanoreleanro says: ooh yeah! I'll be watching. I hope it's not something we've already seen! :)Avatar ImageZivlok says: Dang it, now I'm gonna have to watch the Oscars this year, and John Stewart isn't even hosting...Avatar Imageshanerbaner says: OMG! I'm sooooo watching the Oscars this year, come hell or high water!Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: Yay! Another reason to watch the Oscars. I'm totally rooting for Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight, and Wall-E. We could even have someone from HBP present an award, since they're keeping presenters a secret this year.Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: nice!Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: I love the Oscars! This is exciting!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I can't wait!!! YIPEE!!!Avatar ImageAntoast says: yes I HAVE to see thisAvatar ImageErinM says: FANTASTIC!! Hope it's something new!Avatar ImageNatalie says: Honestly! The one time I can't watch the Oscars! I just hope that someone will upload it! (PS. no matter how temperamental he is, I just LOVE Christian!)Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: coolAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I think I have been successfully convinced to watch the Oscars at last.Avatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: I love the Oscars!! Can't wait to watch, unfortunately I will probably work that day so I will miss all the pre-oscar fashion!Avatar ImageLP Dantas says: WHAAAT. I have a reason to watch the Oscars this year, it seems! ^_^Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool! I really hope it's something new.Avatar ImageKanedaX says: I wouldn't hold my breath for anything groundbreaking. WB alone is giving clips for three movies, plus you'd have to expect at least that many from every other major studio, and possibly a few minor ones. And unless they're doing a half-hour special post-oscar, it probably won't be anything more than Harry spinning on his heel with his wand extended and the words "Half-Blood Prince, July 2009." Its a montage. That means quick quick quick.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I never watch the Oscars. I guess I will now :)Avatar Imagehp29 says: awesome!! i hope its new!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Does anyone think this years Oscars would have been so much for fun to watch if Ricky Gervais was presentin?Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: it definitely better be something new! haha it would be such a let down if it was like a trailer we've already seen!Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Very good news! Will it be a new clip, or stuff seen before? Doesn't matter, as long as they show something instead of just awards.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Somethng new,PLEASE WB! 155 days is still a very long time to wait!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: This just made my day!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: =O Really? I'll be sure to watch now!Avatar ImageAutumnWizard says: Too bad they won't show it more than once!Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: I usually dont watch the oscars, but this gives me a reason to! I hope its new footage, but i doubt it. one can hope though!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: It better be some good footage. I still hold a grudge against WB.Avatar Imageboushh says: Cool! I hope it's something new. :)Avatar Imagecat_eli_mon says: i am so excited i hope we see some new material ! :)Avatar ImageeiVega says: OOOoooo...I'm excited! :)Avatar ImageMatea says: just 5 more months....zzzzzzzzzzAvatar Imagesavingharry says: "it probably won’t be anything more than Harry spinning on his heel with his wand extended and the words "Half-Blood Prince, July 2009." Its a montage. That means quick quick quick." Exactly. I'd love another min or so of footage, but I don't think we'll see more than 3 or 4 seconds. Maybe we're wrong! we can always hope...Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: Sounds cool. I'll probably watch it just for that :)Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: I hope I haven't fallen asleep by then. It's about 6 or 7 in the morning here in the Netherlands when the show ends... I try to stay up every year but that gets really difficult at a certain point when you;ve been watching television for so long.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Great news! I hope the clip is a new one! :)Avatar ImageLP Dantas says: Hm, the clips will be broadcast after the Oscars? Then the chance of me seeing it in my country is zero. :( Oh well, that's what YouTube is for anyway... :P Avatar ImageBannaFish says: sweetness Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Guess I'll have to stick it out until the bitter end this year :)Avatar ImagePureblood-Slytherin says: I hope it's new footage.. Avatar ImageSarabi says: Sounds exciting :D I hope it's new footageAvatar ImageCatherine says: YAH! i'll be watching! i'm so excited, can't wait!Avatar ImageCatherine says: yah! im so excited i can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: well I know what I'll be doing on the 22nd. Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: I hope that it is awesome new footage!Avatar ImageFwanninator says: dagnabit....I won't be home that night....oh well, that's what Youtube is for, right?Avatar Imagehrhgnl says: I hope the Oscars don't run over the allotted time. Sometimes the local channel will go straight to the news after the last award is announced; without the winners coming up to stage.Avatar ImageGinevra86 says: I may actually watch the Oscards just because of this! :DAvatar ImageBradyboy says: That's great. Harry Potter is finally in the oscars even if It's not for an awars. I've always wondered why lord of the rings one all of the oscars but Harry Potter hasn'tAvatar Imagekayzz says: ohhhhh this is awesome! i will most certainly be watching the oscars now! teehee Christian Bale temperamental...sorry it's just i read about it in entertainment weekly. he's cool.Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Awards I meant not awars. Avatar ImageLindsay85 says: Ohh exciting! DVR set! Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Cool!!!! Can't wait to see it. I watch the Oscars always.This just makes me want to watch it more . I hope to see some thing new, but it is still cool if it isn't!!!!!!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Okay, I'll watch it!! Haha, I just realized that's the day of my Confirmation! But I think it ends at 5, so I'll be okay. Me & my friends will probably have like a party or something 'Cuz we are off the next day!Avatar Imagesunflower_frames says: So awesome! I can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: I can't wait!Avatar Imagehuffledor says: Does it have to be at the end of the show. I can't wait Avatar Imagemolasses says: I normally avoid watching the Oscars because . . . oh so boring. But with this HP clip, they are dragging me in. sneaky of them.Avatar ImageKHolyoak says: NOOOO!! I decided to not watch the Oscars this year!! I would have had I known this was going ot be on there!!Avatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: I hopes it new, and not cut up- a real small scene awsome!Avatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: hmmmmAvatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: tis cool but i can't help but wonder if this a ploy to get viewer ship of the oscars to increaseAvatar ImagePrincessofBooks says: Ooooo so sotoked!!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: If it's a ploy then it's going to work. I watch the Oscars anyway but this time I'll try not to nod off during the long boring speeches. LolAvatar ImageLizetM says: Well, I was gonna watch anyway .... this just makes it even more exciting. :DAvatar Imagespringtosprung says: exciting! i sincerely hope it won't just be clips of what we've already seen.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Brilliant! I hope more footage includes! :DAvatar ImageGraymayne says: Good marketing strategy, but choosing a suitable clip could give them a headache.Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: can't wait! Oscars and Potter = Happy Film Nerd :DAvatar ImageMelissa Anne says: That gives me a reason to actually watch the Oscars, or at least the end of them.Avatar Imagespiritbound says: Woooooooooop love the oscars :D Have to stay up late which is annoying though, but worth it !Avatar Imagehermione_g_1 says: I'm so excited for the Oscars - rooting for Slumdog Millionaire (although out of the top five, the only one I really didn't care for was Benjamin Button), Kate Winslet, This Way Up in animated short, and I'm really looking forward to Hugh Jackman presenting.Avatar Imagehalf-blood-queen says: cool, I hope it's something really exciting :DAvatar ImageDeliaDee says: And this is one of those times I wish I had cable. I don't watch t.v., only dvds, and this is how they torture me for it. Aye me.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Hope this finds it's way to YouTube soon!Avatar Imagetinagin says: That's exciting!Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: I will DVR the Oscars so I can fast forward through all the crap I simply don't care about. :)Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: OMG! I can't wait!!! I hope it will be new footage. . . xxxAvatar ImageChantyBabez says: Please Be New Footage!Please Be New Footage!Please Be New Footage!Please Be New Footage!Please Be New Footage!Please Be New Footage! :D xxxAvatar Imageemmalily says: This is so exciting! I can't wait! Squee! :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: Yay! I'm so excited! I can't wait to see it, but I know it'll just make me more impatient for the movie!Avatar Imagesparrow1018 says: i hope it's new footage!Avatar Imagerunaroundkid says: I won't get my hopes up -- it'll probably just be a couple seconds of footage. But I love watching the Oscars anyway, so I'll be tuned in, rooting for Kate, Mickey, and Heath!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: honestly, i'm only watching it because of harry potter.Avatar ImageAraminta1987 says: Suddenly, I will actually be watching the Oscars. Or at least taping them and fast-forwarding to the bit with the footage in it. Or taping it, waiting until Leaky tells me if the footage is new or not, and then either fast-forwarding to the bit with the footage in it or just taping over it and pretending the whole thing never happened. And then I will make myself a sandwich, and do a little dance in the kitchen. The end.Avatar Imagesevered_lies says: I never watch but I supposed I will have to. July is forever away.Avatar Imagewhompingdeatheater says: I wasn't going to watch the oscars this year, but now I am so going to watch. I'll make sure that I reserve the living room television for that night.Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: WOW! How cool is that? I agree, though, Natalia...the one time I don't get to see the Oscars....*sigh* Oh well. It's still great that HP is going to be recognized!Avatar Imagefirekeeper says: I am so going to be watching the Oscars to see the clip.

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