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

Film Awards
Posted by: Rosi
February 28, 2011, 07:22 PM

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.

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8317 Points

Tiny ball of light!! Ahahaha that was awesome! :D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on March 01, 2011, 03:31 AM report to moderator
667 Points

that was an AAAAWWWWW moment !

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on March 01, 2011, 04:06 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Omigosh! That song is so funny! I watched it during the Oscars and the Harry Potter part is now my ringtone!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 01, 2011, 09:27 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

I’ve created a MyLeaky group for this go find it. That song as been in my head all day!

Posted by KiwiMcI on March 01, 2011, 09:46 AM report to moderator
808 Points

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.

Posted by Love is the greatest magic on March 01, 2011, 09:52 AM report to moderator

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.

Posted by Xyra44 on March 01, 2011, 11:50 AM report to moderator
44 Points

I’m totally watching that auto-tune when I get home. Curse this inevitable thing called work!

Posted by MischiefManaged404 on March 01, 2011, 12:49 PM report to moderator
528 Points

That was soo funny. I found myself singing Tiny Ball of Light for hours

Posted by silverkacy on March 01, 2011, 05:21 PM report to moderator
528 Points

I love how Harry is just looking at them like what?

Posted by silverkacy on March 01, 2011, 05:24 PM report to moderator
208 Points

This is actually the coolest thing EVER. I love this.

Posted by ChaseT on March 01, 2011, 08:59 PM report to moderator
926 Points

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”

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on March 01, 2011, 10:28 PM report to moderator
309 Points

I loved this!!! hilarious : D

Posted by Rowling Stones on March 07, 2011, 11:39 PM report to moderator
3158 Points

so nice!

Posted by potternotrotter on March 12, 2011, 06:04 AM report to moderator
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