Oscars 2011: Potter Cast at the Academy Awards and Parties; Auto-Tuned “Deathly Hallows”


Feb 28, 2011

Posted by John Admin

The 83rd Academy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, California; a number of actors from the Harry Potter films were in attendance at the ceremony and selected Oscar Parties. Composer of the soundtrack for “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ Alexandre Desplat and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) attended the Academy Awards as nominees for their roles in Best Picture winning “The King’s Speech”. You can find pictures of both Desplat and Bonham Carter at the Montblanc Cocktail Party and at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards here and here, respectively and find details of the winners at the bottom of this post. Sadly, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ did not win in either of the two categories in which it was nominated; Visual Effects went to “Inception” and Art Direction to “Alice in Wonderland”.

Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, and you can find photos from that here in our galleries as well as of Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party right here in our galleries and of Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) at the previous night’s Film Independent Spirit Awards at this link in our galleries.

Secondly, keen eyed watchers will have spotted “Tiny Ball of Light”, the hilarious auto-tuned clip of a scene in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″. The Gregory Brothers auto-tuned the clip, which aired during Sunday night’s ceremony. MTV named the auto-tuned clips as one of their top five favourite moments from the evening.

The clip has been uploaded to PopSugar, you can watch it embedded below:


  • “The King’s Speech”, which stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) and Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), received a total of twelve nominations, including Alexandre Desplat, who was nominated for Original Score. It won: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth), Achievement in Directing (Tom Hooper) and Writing – Original Screenplay (David Seidler).
  • “Alice in Wonderland”, which stars Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall and narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks Stephen Fry, was nominated in Visual Effects, Costume Design and Art Direction and won in: Costume Design and Art Direction.

29 Responses to Oscars 2011: Potter Cast at the Academy Awards and Parties; Auto-Tuned “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: FIRST!!!!!!!!!!! that is soooooooooo coooLl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoAvatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: FIRST!!!!!!!!!!! that is soooooooooo coooLl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoAvatar Imagegreenfinch says: i had that song on repeat for hours after the show.Avatar Imageladydars says: Wow - just, wow.Avatar ImageSrose says: It was my status as soon as it happened....lol...tiny ball of lightAvatar ImageSrose says: It was my status as soon as it happened....lol...tiny ball of lightAvatar ImageTarsieS says: Just finished watching the awards - it was so funny watching this! Avatar ImageLeander21 says: it really was lolAvatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: One of the most amazing things The Oscars has ever shown.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Bonham Carter looked like she was still channelling Bellatrix at the awards ceremony. That dress was pretty ghastly, and at first I thought that the little Union Jack wallet on her leg was a huge tattoo!Avatar Imagebellatrix15101 says: @WeenyOwl: She DID seem to be channeling Bellatrix a bit.... but I kinda liked that dress to be honest..... it's a little unusual but... I have odd taste sometimes. ;) Oh, "Tiny Ball of Light". You made up for the fact that my DVR didn't record the best picture award being given because the Oscars always go overtime. As soon as it started, my mom and me exchanged a glance like "Um.... oh wow." And I found myself snickering slightly for the rest of the auto-tuned clip things. (Even though I'm not into Twilight, I saw Eclipse and as soon as the "He Doesn't Own A Shirt" part came, I was thinking "YES they chose the best line in the movie and made it awesomer.")Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Nice but sad that we didn't get the oscarsAvatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: "You're my light. You're my tiny ball of light"♥ Best. Line. EVER! If only Ron had the guts to say that to her(:Avatar ImagePotterParish says: FAIL LEAKY Mugglenet reported this hours ago...and people watch the oscars stop acting like this is the best thing ever when NOW your seeing it! and HP part 2 will get oscars stop whining over part 1. That was just an awesome prelude Part 2 will be even betterAvatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: The time of posting news, has nothing to do with the quality of the post. FAIL must die. Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Tiny ball of light!! Ahahaha that was awesome! :DAvatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: that was an AAAAWWWWW moment !Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Omigosh! That song is so funny! I watched it during the Oscars and the Harry Potter part is now my ringtone!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I've created a MyLeaky group for this go find it. That song as been in my head all day!Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: It was bizarre to say the least but it was really well done. I was watching with my housemates. There was a moment of 'what on earth?' before we got sucked in. Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Loved the auto-tune section of the oscars. And to start with Deathly Hallows and Little Ball of Light was just so wonderful. :) Helena looked fabulous at the awards. I do wish she had won her category, but her movie did so that is a plus.Avatar ImageMischiefManaged404 says: I'm totally watching that auto-tune when I get home. Curse this inevitable thing called work! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: That was soo funny. I found myself singing Tiny Ball of Light for hoursAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: I love how Harry is just looking at them like what?Avatar ImageChaseT says: This is actually the coolest thing EVER. I love this.Avatar Imagesessionka says: Congrats to Colin Firth for Best Actor... Probably the only british actor not to work in an HP movie. I loved him in Nanny McPhee, and I highly recommend "The King's Speech"Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: I loved this!!! hilarious : DAvatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: cool!!!!Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: so nice!

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