OwlTV #3: Snubs, Journeys and Canons now available!

The third episode of our Harry Potter news podcast, OwlTV, is now available!

In episode 3: Snubs, Journeys and Canons we discuss the following things:

  • More rumors surrounding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • The announcement of the Academy Awards nominations
  • User illustrations for chapters seven, eight and nine
  • Our Pottermore Guide Survey

Our Topics of Discussion this week are:

  • Do you think there will be new information added to the first interactive book when Pottermore launches? After the release of the book, will they be adding new information?
  • Do you think the Pottermore team is working on Chamber of Secrets?

You can listen to the episode HERE.

We’ll be uploading the episode onto YouTube tomorrow, and we will be recording an OwlTV Daily News Show with coverage on the BAFTAs and Grammys (in which Deathly Hallows was nominated).

 

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 wins at the BAFTA Awards!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 won Special Visual Effects at this year’s BAFTA Awards! However, they did NOT win for Production Design, Sound and Art Direction, which went to Hugo and The Iron Lady, respectively.

Good job to Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler and David Vicker for their fantastic work on the special effects!

Note: This post is a work-in-progress. We wanted to get it out as soon as possible.

OwlTV #2: The Noble One now available!

The second episode of our podcast is now available! I discuss all the latest in Harry Potter news, touch base on some important topics, and discuss what could become a controversial topic in a matter of time.

On the agenda this week:

  • BAFTA nominations announced, I discuss my predictions, and thoughts about results
  • No Topic of Discussion this week but other things are touched upon including transcripts and guides
  • Commissioning Brouhaha: Should JK Rowling be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

The show is available for download at our Kiwi6 page. We will be downloading the episode on YouTube tomorrow. We will also be making our Weebly up-to-date. All links are at the page. Enjoy!

 

OwlTV Daily News Show #1!

You can download the first-ever OwlTV Daily News Show right here our Kiwi6 page. In this (VERY) quick episode, we talk about Deathly Hallows- Part 2′s BAFTA nominations.

‘Daily News’ editions of OwlTV will be the place where you can hear all the breaking and latest news in the ‘Potter’ realm without having to wait for the regular shows. They will be short and quick, and will not discuss all stories, only a most important. 

Please take note that these shows are not actually daily, and will only be recorded when important news happens.

BAFTA nominations announced; ‘Deathly Hallows’ nominated for four awards

Earlier today, the nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAs*) were announced by rising British stars Dan Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger.

As anticipated, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was nominated in the four following categories: (including the teams responsible for the work)

  • Production Design- Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
  • Sound-  James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivene
  • Special Visual Effects- Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vicker
  • Make Up and Hair- Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

Deathly Hallows – Part 2‘ was originally longlisted for seven additional categories, but did not get the nomination. These categories include: Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman), Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Original Music.

The BAFTAs will occur on the Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, England. They will be hosted by Stephen Fry, and will be broadcast live exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD with a red carpet show prior to the event, which will be shown on BBC Three.

In case you are interested, you can see the full list of the BAFTA nominees here. We were a bit surprised with some of the results, as we thought ‘Potter’ really earned to be nominated for some. Tell us in the comments below if you think we have a chance at grabbing any of them.

*the BAFTAs are equivalent to America’s Academy Awards