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1. John Williams to Receive AFL Life Achievement Award

John Williams – composer of the first three Harry Potter film soundtracks – is set to receive the 44th AFL Life Achievement award at a gala tribute on June 9th 2016, marking the first time a composer has been honoured by the American Film Institute.

“John Williams has written the soundtrack to our lives,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair, AFI Board of Trustees. “Note by note, through chord and chorus, his genius for marrying music with movies has elevated the art form to symphonic levels and inspired generations of audiences to be enriched by the magic of the movies. AFI is proud to present him with its 44th Life Achievement Award.”

Over 150 titles spanning seven decades are owed to Williams’ ingenuity. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Jurassic Park (1993) and the Star Wars (1997) sountracks are composed by Williams, along with famous collaborations with Steven Spielberg which include Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982) and Schindler’s List (1993). The newest Star Wars films will also be composed by him.

He has had the most Oscar nominations (49) of any living person, and has won 5 Oscars in total.

The Wrap reports:

‘The AFI Life Achievement Award dates back to 1973 and is presented to a single honoree each year “whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.”

The 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award honored Steve Martin, and other recipients include Mel Brooks (2013), Tom Hanks (2002) and Meryl Streep (2004).’

Join us here at Leaky in congratulating John Williams on another amazing (and well-deserved) achievement!

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2. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Wins at Saturn Awards

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" won the award for Best Fantasy Film at the 38th annual Saturn Awards. The Saturn Awards specifically honors films in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres.

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" was also nominated in other acting and technical categories, including Best Supporting Actor for Ralph Fiennes and Alan Rickman and Stuart Craig for Best Production Design, but unfortunately did not manage to snag any further awards.

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3. Best Hero: New MTV Movie Awards Catagory

Best Hero has been recently added as a new catagory on the MTV Movie Award voting site. Harry Potter is nominated for this award along side Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger), Thor (Thor), and Jenko (21 Jump Street). In order to vote for Harry as the best hero tweet:

I #votepotter for the 2012 MTV #MovieAwards Best Hero! See who's in the lead and tweet your vote: http://at.mtv.com/dBe

As fans will recall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is also up for Movie of the Year, Best Kiss, Best Female Performence (Emma Watson), Best Male Performence (Daniel Radcliffe), Best Fight (Harry vs. Voldemort), and Best Cast (Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint). You can vote online here.

Thank you to HPTVD for the heads up in the comments!

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4. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Winner of Special Visual Effects at BAFTA Awards; Dan Radcliffe and Harry Potter Cast Attend

Congratulations are in order for John Richardson and the special effects team of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for winning the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects!

The award was presented at a ceremony in London tonight, which was attended by several actors who once made up the cast of "Harry Potter." In attendance was Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhard), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and John Hurt (Ollivander), who won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.

Photos from the event can be seen at the official BAFTA website at this link. We hope to have some more in the gallery soon.

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5. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Nominated for 3 Technical Oscars

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced this morning. In the technical categories, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" came away with three nominations. They are:

Art Direction
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

Visual Effects
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

Two former Potter actors were also recognized for their achievements this year. Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) was nominated in the Leading Actor category for his work in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) for Supporting Actor in "My Week with Marilyn."

Congratulations to the Harry Potter crew for their nominations!

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6. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is shortlisted as one of the top 15 films that is in the running for a 2012 visual effects Oscar. The list was released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Other films in the running include "Thor," "Captain America," "Super 8" and "Sucker Punch."

The list will be narrowed down to five films, and will be announced with the rest of the official Oscar nominations on January 24, 2012.

Thank you Jamie and Joel for writing in!

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7. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Soundtrack Nominated for a Grammy

The soundtrack for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," composed by Alexandre Desplat, has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Desplat is also nominated again in the same category for composing the score to "The King's Speech."

Winners will be announced during a ceremony at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.

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8. Harry Potter Series Nominated for People's Choice Awards, Voting Now Open

This morning, the final nominees were announced for the People's Choice Awards. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is up for several awards, along with its young cast. The categories are:

Favorite Movie: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
Favorite Movie Actor: Daniel Radcliffe
Favorite Action Movie: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
Favorite Movie Star Under 25 Presented by Moviefone: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton
Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
Favorite Book Adaptation: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
Voting is now open, so be sure to place your votes at the PCA website. Winners will be announced during a ceremony airing on CBS on January 11, 2012.

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9. Half-Blood Prince Wins Two Spike TV Scream Awards

Last September we told you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been nominated several times at the annual SPIKE TV Scream awards. Those awards have been presented, with the sixth Harry Potter film a winner in two categories. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was named "Best Ensemble" while the Death Eater attack on the bridge in London sequence was given the unusual " Holy S***! Sce... Read the rest of this post

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10. Half-Blood Prince Nominated for Kids' Vote BAFTA, SFX Awards

We have two award nominations to tell you about regarding Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First the film was among those nominated in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kids' Vote category for Best Film. Children ages seven to fourteen are now able to vote online for their choice of movie of the year including Half-Blood Prince at this link. Voting runs now until November 2... Read the rest of this post

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11. Vote Harry Potter at Mashable Open Web Awards

The world of Harry Potter is represented this year at the annual Mashable Open Web Awards. Celebrating the best on the net, voting is now open for a variety of categories, including two that relate to Harry Potter. First Tom Felton (Draco) @TomFelton is among those nominated as "Best Actor/Actress" to follow on Twitter. A Very Potter Musical from the great group at StarKidPotter  is among those... Read the rest of this post

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12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated for Satellite Award

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is among those nominated at the 14th Annual Satellite Awards in the category of "Best Motion Picture (Animated or Mixed Media). Others nominated in this category include "Up," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and "The Princess and the Frog."  Also nominated for his supporting actor role in "The Damned U... Read the rest of this post

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13. Nicholas Hooper's Score for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Nominated for Grammy

Congratulations are in order today as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The score composed by Nicholas Hooper for the sixth Harry Potter film is among those nominated s "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media." Others nominated include scores for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (composed by Alexander Des... Read the rest of this post

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14. J.K. Rowling: An EW Entertainer of the Decade

The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly features the best of the past ten years, with our favorite author gaining a spot in the Top 15 Entertainers of the Decade. Coming in at number 3, the magazine writes of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:

"As 1999 came to a close, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter were already household names — as long as those households contained literate children with a vora... Read the rest of this post

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15. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Oscar VFX Short List

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the semifinalists of films in consideration for a VFX Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released this list of 15 films that are on the shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects. In early January, this list will be narrowed to seven finalists for the Oscars which will be announced Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The list of c... Read the rest of this post

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16. Harry Potter Series Best of the Year List RoundUp

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  The Canadian newspaper writes that the book was not only "...the single most awaited, debated and anticipated volum... Read the rest of this post

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17. Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part Two

Here now is Part Two of Leaky's 2009 Year in Review of Harry Potter news!  Part One is posted below.  Enjoy!<>


<>After years of planning, the time had come for LeakyCon 2009, our very first Harry Potter fan conference.  In the lead up to the event, two LeakyCon songs and our official schedule were published.  For four days, witches and wizards from all over the world gathered in Boston, MA... Read the rest of this post

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18. Leaky Nominated in 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards

TotalFilm.com has published the nominations for their 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards, and have included a nod to The Leaky Cauldron in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog category.  We at Leaky are greatly honored to receive this nomination, and to be among such other popular blog sites nominated by TotalFilm.com.  The winners of the 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards are chosen by you, via th
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19. Michael Gambon on Irish Film and Television Awards Shortlist

The Irish Film and Television Academy have today released a shortlist of some the nominees for the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards. Actor Michael Gambon has been nominated for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Mr. Gambon faces competition in the Supporting Actor category from Simon Delaney ("Happy Ever Afters"), Aidan Quinn ("The Eclipse") and ... Read the rest of this post

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20. "Half-Blood Prince" Wins Movie of the Year at RAAM Awards

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was awarded "Movie of the Year" at the annual RAAM Awards, which took place at a gala ceremony in London today at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Also nominated for "Movie of the Year" were "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Up."

RAAM Award-winners are determined by box office data as well as by an advisory board comprised of representatives of ... Read the rest of this post

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21. J.K. Rowling Receives Benefactor's Award from University of Edinburgh

In a ceremony held today at the University of Edinburgh, J.K. Rowling was presented with the Benefactor's award by Princess Anne, chancellor of the university.

The Benefactor's award was given to Ms. Rowling because of her £10 million donation to the university last year to establish a new multiple sclerosis research clinic. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, named after the author's mother, is due to open sometime spring 2013.

A photo of Ms. Rowling with her award can be seen here at the BBC website.

In a report by the Press Association, University of Edinburgh Professor Sir John Savill gave a few words praising Ms. Rowling and her charitable donation:

Professor Sir John Savill, head of the college of medicine and veterinary medicine, said the money will have a "major impact" on the university and has already given hope to thousands of people with incurable diseases.
"While multiple sclerosis will be at the heart of the research initiative, people with the many other diseases caused by neurodegeneration, such as motor neurone disease, are likely to benefit from discoveries made here."

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22. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Nominated as 2011 Hollywood Movie of the Year

The Hollywood Film Awards and Yahoo! Movies have revealed the 10 nominees for the 2011 Hollywood Movie of the Year Award, including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2."

The award is voted on by the public, with the winner being announced during a ceremony on Oct. 24, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Other nominees in the same category include "Captain America," "The Help" and "Cowboys & Aliens."

Fans can vote starting today at this link.

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23. "Harry Potter" Series Wins Six Awards at Spike TV's SCREAM Awards

The "Harry Potter" series was a big winner at Spike TV's SCREAM Awards, which was held over the weekend. 

As readers may recall, a special Harry Potter tribute was taped in NYC for the awards where actor Daniel Radcliffe made an appearance. Video from this tribute can be seen here at EW.com.

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and some Harry Potter cast members walked away with the following awards:
The Ultimate SCREAM - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Best SCREAM-Play - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Best Fantasy Actor -Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Best Villain - Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
Holy Sh!t Scene of the Year - The Room of Requirement Fiendfyre in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Best F/X - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The award show will air Tuesday, October 18 at 9 p.m. EST on Spike TV!

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24. Art Directors Guild to Honor Harry Potter Creative Team for Contribution to Cinema

The Art Directors Guild will present the creative team behind the "Harry Potter" films with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award. This will mark the first time a movie series is given the award, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The creative Potter team includes author J.K. Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, director David Yates, screenwriter Steve Kloves, production designer Stuart Craig, art director Neil Lamont and set decorator Stephanie McMillan.

The award will be presented during the 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton. Congrats to all being honored!

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25. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated as Hollywood Movie of the Year

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated as a Movie of the Year for the Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards. Nominees were selected by those at the Hollywood Film Festival and fans can vote online for their favorite at this link, with the final awards to be presented at the Hollywood Movie Awards Gala Ceremony on October 26.

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