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Harry's "Birthplace" to be Commemorated with Plaque

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2005, 10:01 PM

The Scotsman reports that a granite plaque is set to be placed on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh to commemorate the place where J.K. Rowling "famously went to work on her books while still a struggling single mother, as she couldn't afford to heat her flat."
The plaque will featureContinued...

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J.K.Rowling Wins Henson Award

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2005, 11:00 PM

It was announced today that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won the highest honor from the Jim Henson company. These awards, in their inaugural year, are going to persons who most reflect" the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in1955." Jim Henson is known world wideContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named "TIME for Kids" Person of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2005, 09:34 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been named by the magazine "TIME for Kids" as their Person of the Year. Readers of this children's magazine selected our favorite author for this award over others such as Lance Armstrong, disaster relief volunteers, and even the Chicago WhiteContinued...


Rickman, Walters Earn Theatre Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:48 PM

Two performers in the Harry Potter movies have been nominated for their work on the British stage. Actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) has been nominated by the Theatregoers' Choice Awards in the category of "Best Actress in a Musical" for her role in Acorn AntiquesContinued...

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Oscar Watch: GoF in Consideration for Visual Effects Award

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 06:02 PM

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today their list of seven films in consideration for "Achievement in Visual Effects" and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of the films included on this list. Academy members are to screen a fifteen minute clipContinued...


Brendan Gleeson Nominated for Goblet Performance

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 05:37 PM

Actor Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for an award given out by the London Film Critics for his performance as Mad Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Brendan Gleeson was nominated in the category of "British Actor in a Supporting Role" for his wonderful turn asContinued...


Wanna "Do the Hippogriff" at the Oscars ?

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2005, 06:58 PM

Here's a bit of some rocking cool news tonight. "Do the Hippogriff", from the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is on the short list of songs eligible for an Oscar Award. This song, which was performed by Jarvis Cocker and Company as the band at the Yule Ball , is one of 42Continued...

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Branagh Nominated for Golden Globe Award

Posted by: Melissa
December 13, 2005, 04:17 PM

Kenneth Branagh has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the HBO film Warm Springs. The nomination is in the category "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television." Congratulations, Kenneth!

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GoF Gets Three Nominations at Critics' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2005, 05:53 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received three nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards, which are given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was nominated as "Best Young Actor." Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) was nominatedContinued...

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Goblet of Fire Nominated for Two Satellite Awards

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2005, 09:51 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received two nominations at the Satellite Awards. Jany Temime was nominated for her fabulous costumes for Goblet in the category of "Outstanding Costume Design." Musician Jarvis Cocker was nominated for his song "Magic Works" inContinued...


Jim Dale Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2005, 11:59 AM

Nominations for the 48th GRAMMY Awards were announced today, and we are pleased to report that Jim Dale has received his fourth nomination, for his recording of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The nomination is in Category 76, Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Dale's fellow nominees in this categoryContinued...


Goblet of Fire and the Oscar Awards

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2005, 06:42 PM

While Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has just been released in movie theaters, the campaign to promote the film for possible nomination for an Oscar Award has already begun. Ads are now appearing on Ebay, taken from movie trade publications, promoting the new Harry Potter film for consideration forContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: Time's Person of the Year?

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2005, 03:54 PM

Every year, Time Magazine chooses an individual as their "Person of the Year." This award is given to "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is apparentlyContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Book by JKR Wins Two Quill Awards

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2005, 06:32 AM

Previously we told you that J.K. Rowling and her latest book were nominated for the Quill Awards. The winners have been announced, and author J.K. Rowling has won the prize for "Book of the Year" and "Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade" for Harry Potter and theContinued...

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Voting Opens on Quill Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2005, 02:45 PM

The QuillsAwards, sponsored by the Quills Literacy Foundation, has opened voting; you can vote for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade and Book of the Year categories here (you must fill out a short form first).

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