Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News


Feb 17, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

We have two pieces of news regarding Harry Potter cast members and the Oscar Awards which are to be presented this weekend.

First, actor Brendan Gleeson will receive an award at the “Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film” special event on Thursday, February 19th. Along with actor Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) and Hylda Queally, Brendan Gleeson, who notably portrays Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films, will be acknowledged at this event which honors Irish in Film. We hope to have photos from this event which will be hosted by actresses Kate Winslet and Dana Delany, and will update when we can. Congratulations Brendan!

The second bit of news pertains to actor Robert Pattinson. MTV is reporting that Robert, who stars in the hit Twilight film series and portrayed Hufflepuff great Cedric Diggory in Goblet of Fire, will be a presenter at the Oscars this weekend. Please note: The Motion Picture Academy has not confirmed this as of yet, as apparently they are keeping the identity of all presenters at the glamorous award show this year a secret. Once there is an official confirmation, we will update. As readers will recall, a short clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is also due to air during the Oscars, which will be seen this Sunday, February 22 on ABC starting at 8pm.

66 Responses to Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News

Avatar ImageHopelaa93 says: I think it is great Robert Pattinson is presenting an award. The Twilight film was aimed at teenagers, and its such a same that crictics do not take teenage films into consideration.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Delighted to hear Brendan Gleeson is receiving recognition for his many film roles, including of course Mad-Eye. Will be interested to see him play the part of Winston Churchill in 'Into the Storm'.Avatar ImageLizetM says: Twilight at the Oscars ... if that doesn't get people's attention, IDK what will. :PAvatar Imagefirekeeper says: That is great news about Brendan Gleeson receiving a recognition award. I am looking forward to see Robert Pattinson at the Oscar's if it is true that he will be there.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I can't wait to see Rob present an Award and see the clip from HBP! I hope they put the oscars on british tv!Avatar Imageregina says: cong Brendan Gleeson. other hands im not happy second news.because for me first hp important. why never presence harry potter cast?harry potter isnt popular series or not successfull box office.no.but twilight fans everywhere and they support their actors.other hand harry potter fans never support daniel radcliffe or alan rickman or helena bonham carter or emma watson.if they favor hp actors,hp actors presenters oscars.because popularty important not be better actor presence for oscar night.Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: It's wonderful to see the actors achieving recognition for their work! :) I'm so excited for the HBP clip at the Oscars! I hope it's something with Draco or Snape in it!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Well, Hopelaa93 - Twilight isn't exactly Oscar-worthy is it? It's not even close.Avatar ImageThe Azkaban Dietitian says: I love how Accio Deathly Hallows pops up in the middle of my reading. XD Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I hope Robert Pattinson will be there, and a chance to see a clip of HBP, Awesome!!!!!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: Twilight CAN'T GET AN OSCARAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I hope that clip is a new one!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I don't think anyone here is suggesting Twilight could get an oscarAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: No way! Twilight will never get an Oscar. Seriously!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: But Robert presenting is quite cool. :)Avatar Imageluvcedricdiggory8684 says: I think its awesome that Robert Pattinson is presenting an oscar. I'm so going to watch the oscars!!! Robert Pattinson is so hot and a good actor. Avatar ImageMoody One says: I just love Mr. Gleeson! Rob and HBP the same night! Heaven! :PAvatar Imageheartless_wench says: Why would they ask Robert Patterson to present at the Oscars???? Sorry, but I just dont think he's the caliber of actor that should be chosen to be a presenter. He hasnt "earned the right" to be there yet. Please.... he's not that great of an actor, and Twilight wasnt that great of a movie. Give him a few years to hone his craft, and we'll see.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: yay! rob is dreamy!! Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i don't think twilight is up for an oscar there genius...but he is allowed to present awards to others Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Congrats to Brendan, that's great! And it certainly wouldn't surprise me if Robert Pattinson was asked to present an Oscar.Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Congratulations Gleeson!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: Congrats to Gleeson. I hope Robert at least takes a shower for the ceremony. Also...why is he allowed to present, aren't there more important people in the entertainment industry who could present?Avatar ImageMelissa Anne says: I think the Oscars are trying to get more viewers after last years ratings. Having a HP clip and Robert Pattison presenting is a great way to get people to watch, and that includes myself = )Avatar Imagepadfoot84sb says: ooo im excited for this new clip of hbp!!! thats cool robert might be presenting an award too!Avatar Imagefreetheelves says: both Dumbledores are Irish, Mr Gambon and Mr Harris, and are both quite accomplished. I wonder if they will be mentioned as well.Avatar ImageNicoleC76 says: The Oscars are going out of their way this year to get viewers. I mean with all these clips from awesome upcoming movies and supernova-stars they'll get everyone with a TV to tune in. Avatar ImageMoody One says: Why can't Rob present an Oscar? There have been actors with less accredited to them present one. I've liked him since he played Cedric. The Edward role was just a bonus for me.Avatar ImageeiVega says: There is a difference between presenting and receiving an Oscar. I don't see what the big deal is.Avatar Imagehrhgnl says: Congrats to Brendan Gleeson! He is so talented. If Pattinson is presenting, I hope he does something better with his hair. Avatar ImageFonty says: Mr P. get´s to present, because his last movie (the one with the so called vampires) did quite well and he has a fanbase that will now turn on the Oscar´s telecast. If only the Academy nominated more films that were great and did well (like "The Dark Knight" which IMHO could have been a "Best Picture"), then more people might actually turn to watch it. This year looks promising, because Hugh Jackman will the host. :) Since the shooting of DH should have commenced by now, it is unlikely that any of the trio or others from the HP movies will be presenting. But next year, when they actually might have a movie nominated, who knows (even though they still might be shooting it). Okay, no more reading tea leaves ... Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: I just wanna see the clip of HBP...even if I've already watched all the teaser trailers millions of times . :PAvatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Oh my, I can't wait to see Robert's hair (on the head and facial) looking like My Name Is Earl at the Oscars. : )Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: Twilight would get an oscar if it was up to me! but only cuz robert's in it thts the only reason i agreed to go and watch it with my friend who is a twilight fan :D xxxAvatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: Not Twilight. The-Book-That-Shall-Not-Be-NamedAvatar Imageomgitslouise says: I'm so excited about the HBP clip :DAvatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Can't wait to see the HBP clip! :) And I liked Twilight, so hopefully it will get an Oscar! Cheers to Brendan Gleeson- good job!Avatar Imagejessh324 says: i hate robert! totally NOT COOL Avatar Imageryuzastar says: Oh that title had me worried that Pattinson was nominated for an Oscar for Twilight. I would have lost all respect for the awards.Avatar Imagetinagin says: Well I'm tuning in this year then. RP and a HBP clip. Woo Hoo!Avatar ImageHPKnowItALLFan13 says: I think it's funny if RPattz is indeed a presenter. I'm so excited for the Oscars! If you want, check out my Oscars 2009 discussion group! :D http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/2336Avatar Imagefoxyredalpha says: Are the Oscars going to be aired over here? On something other than ABC?Avatar ImageShane says: Can't wait for the Oscars! Hope the HBP clip is good.Avatar Imageyzzi111 says: i hope the clip is cool, they have been showing us similar one for a while ya I'm excited for rob he's entertaining and there is no way in HELL twilight is getting a oscar Avatar ImageAlisha03 says: That's awesome that Rob might be presenting, other than the HBP clip, that's the only reason I'm watching it. :) Twilight getting an Oscar would be quite cool. :D:DAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I'm so looking forward to seeing the new clip - even more than seeing whether or not Slumdog Millionaire wins big!Avatar ImagePureblood-Slytherin says: I actually heard about this two days ago and then again today on a site dedicated to Rob.. I'm on there all the time since i'm Robssesed, lol.. I'm actually looking forward to seeing the Oscars this year... Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: Congrats Brendan Gleeson! and I wont mind seeing Robert doing anything... I hope its true!Avatar Imageelphaba731 says: Congratulations, Brendon Gleeson! And I'm so excited about the clip. I'm going to a retreat this weekend that will be over just as the Oscars begin, so I'll probably get to see it and squee my pants off. :]Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I may have to actually watch the Oscars this year! :)Avatar ImageCatherine says: Okay, congrates to all the potter stars getting oscars, but twilight?????????!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Hes just presenting...Twilights not getting an Oscar...dont worryAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see these clips!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Yay for Moody and Cedric!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: I hope somebody record it and share it. looking forward to see it. :-)Avatar Imagebealen says: Up the Irish! Love Brendan Gleeson, he is fantastic, well deserved!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's great ! Congrats to Brendan Gleeson ! =)Avatar Imagevicky granger says: OH, and congrats to Rober Pattinson for presenting an Oscar ! =)Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: If you haven't yet, you guys need to see In Bruges. Excellent movie!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: I think that's wonderful about Mr Gleeson! What a wonderful acknowledgment! Another Actor, who the HP casting directors found, who is wonderful....Congratulations!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I hope Robert does present!Avatar ImageErinM says: Good luck to all of our Potter actors! Avatar Imagejulsrom says: I apologize if someone else has already said this (since I didn't read all 5 pages of comments) but I would think that one possible reason that other HP actors won't be there at the Oscars is because some of them are a bit busy filming a little thing called Deathly Hallows. ;-)Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: Finally, a reason to watch the Oscars...HP clip! :)Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Fabulous. I'm part Irish! Love these guys. Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Fabulous. I'm part Irish! Love these guys.

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