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Oscar Update #2: PoA Loses Best Score Oscar to Finding Neverland

Posted by: Melissa
February 27, 2005, 10:06 PM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban did not win the Best Original Score Academy Award for which it was nominated, its second and final nomination of the night. Finding Neverland won instead. PoA's score was written by John Williams, who has been nominated for an OscarContinued...


Reminder: Oscar Awards Tonight

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2005, 11:09 AM

Tonight, tonight won't be just any's Oscar night! Just a quick reminder that as we told you previously Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for awards in two categories: "Best Visual Effects" for the team of RogerContinued...


Prisoner of Azkaban Soundtrack News

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2005, 08:43 AM

In the final run up to next weekend's Oscar awards, there are several bits of news about the score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was nominated for an Academy Award. The score by John Williams was included in an article earlier this week from Variety that had a quote from the composerContinued...


Grammy News: Lord of the Rings beats PoA

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2005, 07:28 PM

Some disappointing news tonight for Potter fans. Previously we told you the soundtrack by composer John Williams for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was nominated for a Grammy award. In ceremonies before the broadcast of tonight's awards show, some early awards were announced. Howard Shore'sContinued...


Goblet of Fire Film News: Info on Weird Sisters Group

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2005, 08:12 PM

There is a new interview in the Melbourne Herald Sun where Harry Potter producer David Heyman reveals some details about the appearance of the Weird Sister band in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. David Heyman describes the music of the band as "rock'n'roll with an 80'sContinued...


Azkaban Leads Saturn Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2005, 07:01 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban lead the way as nominations for the 31st Annual Saturn Awards have been announced. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films nominated Azkaban for a total of nine awards including Best Fantasy film, Best Directing for Alfonso Cuaron, Best WritingContinued...


Oscar Watch: Variety Talks Potter Chances for Winning Awards

Posted by: sue
February 07, 2005, 12:54 PM

As we told you previously, the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film was nominated for Academy Awards this year in two categories: Best Visual Effects, and Best Score. Variety now has two articles about each of these categories, and talks about the chances for Azkaban toContinued...


Prisoner of Azkaban Receives Academy Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2005, 09:07 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received two nominations today for awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film was nominated for "Best Visual Effects". The film score by composer John Williams was also nominated as "Best Score."Continued...


2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...


Followup: More on Franz Ferdinand and the Goblet of Fire Film

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2004, 06:57 PM

Previously, we had told you that Scottish group Franz Ferdinand was to be in the next Harry Potter film to perform as The Weird Sisters band for the Yule Ball scene. Then in November, they decided they would not appear in Goblet of Fire after all. Scotland on Sunday has more onContinued...


PoA Soundtrack Receives Grammy Nomination

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2004, 11:44 AM

This year's Grammy nominations have been announced . Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received a nomination in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack Album from a Motion Picture, Televison, or Other Visual Media." The score for Prisoner of Azkaban , composed by John Williams,Continued...

John Williams Receives Kennedy Center Honor

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2004, 08:31 PM

Tonight film composer John Williams was one of six who received this year's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC. These awards are presented here in the US as a national recognition of excellence in the arts. John Williams, the prolific composer of many film scores including those of the firstContinued...


Heyman: Cocker to Play Weird Sister

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 07:31 PM

jarviscocker.jpgHarry Potter Producer David Heyman told us at the DVD launch that singer/songwriter Jarvis Cocker (seen at left) will not only be creating some music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - he will be appearing at the Yule Ball as a member of the popular wizarding group, The Weird Sisters.

"The Weird Sisters,Continued...


Rumour: Franz Ferdinand Band NOT in GoF?

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2004, 10:36 AM

Today , British tabloid The Mirror is saying that Scottish group Franz Ferdinand would not be appearing in the upcoming Goblet of Fire afterall. Previously the band had said that they were to appear as the Weird Sisters group for the Yule Ball scene in the next Potter film. However, the newspaper is quotingContinued...


PoA Soundtrack Wins Award

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:42 AM

The Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards went to John Williams for the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack. The awards were a part of the 31st Flanders International Film Festival in Bijloke, Ghent.
Thanks to Wizard News for the link!

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