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Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2009, 08:40 AM

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

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

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

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2105 Points

I’m so looking forward to seeing the new clip – even more than seeing whether or not Slumdog Millionaire wins big!

Posted by Agrippa1 on February 17, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
2013 Points

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…

Posted by Pureblood-Slytherin [FTC!!] on February 17, 2009, 06:33 PM report to moderator
1822 Points

Congrats Brendan Gleeson! and I wont mind seeing Robert doing anything… I hope its true!

Posted by ChrissyPuff on February 17, 2009, 08:00 PM report to moderator
62 Points

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. :]

Posted by The Freshwater Plimpies on February 17, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

I may have to actually watch the Oscars this year! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on February 17, 2009, 09:19 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

Okay, congrates to all the potter stars getting oscars, but twilight?????!!!!!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 17, 2009, 09:55 PM report to moderator
604 Points

Hes just presenting…Twilights not getting an Oscar…dont worry

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on February 17, 2009, 10:37 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I cannot wait to see these clips!

Posted by Kirk on February 18, 2009, 12:09 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

Yay for Moody and Cedric!

Posted by badger666 on February 18, 2009, 03:05 AM report to moderator
319 Points

I hope somebody record it and share it.

looking forward to see it. :-)

Posted by Lily_Severus on February 18, 2009, 03:45 AM report to moderator
414 Points

Up the Irish! Love Brendan Gleeson, he is fantastic, well deserved!

Posted by bealen on February 18, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
16484 Points

That’s great ! Congrats to Brendan Gleeson ! =)

Posted by Vicky Granger [ROAR] *Prof Adrasteia Andraste* on February 18, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
16484 Points

OH, and congrats to Rober Pattinson for presenting an Oscar ! =)

Posted by Vicky Granger [ROAR] *Prof Adrasteia Andraste* on February 18, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
3371 Points

If you haven’t yet, you guys need to see In Bruges. Excellent movie!

Posted by Lady of the Lake on February 18, 2009, 08:26 PM report to moderator
7239 Points

I think that’s wonderful about Mr Gleeson! What a wonderful acknowledgment!
Another Actor, who the HP casting directors found, who is wonderful….Congratulations!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on February 18, 2009, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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