Monday, March 7, 2011

Harry Potter and Bafta 2011

Baru2 ni Harry Potter films has been honoured in British Film Academy Awards 2011. The British Film Academy has honoured the Harry Potter franchise for OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA Award to J.K Rowling, David Heyman (the producer) and all the directors as well as the actors. Congrats to Harry Potter directors, producers, crews and actors for receiving this amazing award. Jom layan gmba2 kat bwh ni time Harry Potter films menang award ni.

The presenter. Tak kenal r plk sape laki tua ni. Hehe
My beautiful Emma
Jo and Rupert at the back
Helena Bonham Carter looks cheerful
David Heyman
Dan was absent during the award
Jo again
The backbone of the Harry Potter films were receiving the award

Here are some descriptions about the award.

Awarded annually, the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was introduced in 1978 and is presented in honour of Michael Balcon. The first recipients were the Special Visual Effects team for Superman and others include Kevin Brownlow, Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Working Title, Lewis Gilbert, Channel Four Films and Pinewood & Shepperton Studios.

Starting in 2001 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the film franchise from Warner Bros. Pictures has defined a decade of British filmmaking. As well as continually introducing exciting new performers to a global audience, the films have built a reputation for showcasing the wealth of British stage and screen acting talent.

The Harry Potter films have not only created stars in front of the camera, but have also highlighted the expertise within the British craft and technical industries, supporting a vast array of jobs throughout production. Their contribution to the British filmmaking industry was underlined last year when Warner Bros. Pictures, which has shepherded the film series from its inception, purchased Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire. Leavesden Studios has been the Harry Potter base for the past ten years.

BAFTA/Richard Kendal
The films are nothing short of a box office phenomenon, with the first six films in the series grossing over $5.4billion worldwide, making it the top-grossing film franchise of all time. The numbers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, as well as the anticipation for Part 2, opening on July 15, 2011, should ensure its place in film history for years to come.

Their achievements in filmmaking have been repeatedly recognised by industry peers, with the Harry Potter series garnering an array of nominations and awards at events across the globe.

As well as notching up seven Oscar nominations, the series has so far garnered a total of 28 BAFTA nominations: five nominations at the British Academy Children’s Awards and 23 at the Film Awards, including this year’s two nominations in the Special Visual Effects and Make Up & Hair categories.

In addition, the films have been nominated four times in the Children’s Awards public vote, winning twice (2003 & 2006 for The Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire respectively); and also won the Orange Film of the Year public vote at the Film Awards in 2004 for The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Finola Dwyer, Chair of the Film Committee commented, “As this great British film success story draws to a close with this year’s eagerly anticipated final instalment, it’s fitting that BAFTA honours the Harry Potter films and their contribution to the British film industry. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate with JK Rowling and David Heyman at the Film Awards.”

Producer David Heyman said:
On behalf of the over 2000 people who worked in front of and behind the camera on each of the Harry Potter films I would like to say how honoured we all are to receive this Award. And thank you to Jo Rowling for entrusting us to bring her magnificent books to the screen.
“It's a thrill to see the Harry Potter films recognized with such a prestigious honor,” said Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. “It’s been gratifying to be part of this great franchise, and we join BAFTA in applauding our extraordinary filmmakers, our wonderful cast, and of course JK Rowling, who started it all with her beloved literary works.”

Daniel Radcliffe who plays the eponymous hero remarked, “I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this Award. I have loved every minute of making these films and to me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible - this Award is a testament to their incredible work.”

Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger said, “This is a huge honour! I am so proud to have been part of the incredible team both in front and behind the camera that made these films. Thank you to Jo Rowling for writing such wonderful books, to David Heyman for shepherding us all through the past ten years and to all the loyal fans who have been with us throughout”

Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley added, “Thank you so much BAFTA for this amazing Award. We have spent half our lives making these films and are so proud of the pleasure they have given the fans and the contribution they have made to British cinema.”

The backbone of the Harry Potter films
Jo during her acceptance speech
The one who made it happen

Kat bawah ni plk acceptance speeches during this award.

DAVID HEYMAN:  Thank you.
On behalf of the over 6,000 people who worked on each of the films, I would like to say a huge thank you to BAFTA for this great honour.
Over the past decade -- oh, here come the directors and producer, David Barron, sorry.  Come on up.  They weren't any quicker shooting, either.

Over the past decade, we've had the privilege of working with some of the finest people working today; in an atmosphere filled with pride, but with no ego; working on glorious fiction created by Jo Rowling.

We became a family of sorts.  We had an awful lot of fun.  Personally, I would like to say a few thank yous.  I would like to thank our directors, Chris Columbus who isn't here, Alfonso Cuaron, who is hiding over there.  Mike Newell, David Yates, the producer David Barron, our screenwriters: Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg.

Amazing cast: Dan, Rupert, Emma and a host of others; and our incomparable crew.

And last but not least -- oh, and of course -- sorry -- having been named David Warner, I do feel it is important that I thank Warner Brothers, who have been the very best partners one could ever ask for.  They have been supportive financially, creatively and in every which way you could possibly imagine.

And last but not least, I want to thank Jo Rowling, whose -- Jo, come over here.
I would like to thank Jo Rowling for encouraging parents and children to share the pleasure of reading, and to give us the opportunity to bring her wonderful fiction to life.  Thank you.

JK ROWLING:  Thank you.  It is very strange to look back after seven films and remember how wary I was of letting anybody put Harry on the big screen, and I kept saying no.  And it was David Heyman -- not Warner -- David Heyman who persuaded me and he has been there from start to finish.  So tonight, I really need to say publicly how right I was to trust him, how much I owe him, how grateful I am to him, and to say that being involved in these films has been one of the best experiences of my life, and particularly being involved with these wonderful people standing behind me. 

So thank you, David, and thank you very much to the Academy from all of us.  Thank you.

Once again congratulations to Harry Potter ! 

Source BAFTA

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