Friday, February 11, 2011

Harry Potter at Bafta Awards 2011

JK Rowling
Photo: Jonathan Lodge
The Harry Potter films will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema prize at this year's Bafta awards.

Potter author JK Rowling and producer David Heyman will receive the award on behalf of the franchise during the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday 13 February 2011.

JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels were on the the top 100 books of all time and of the last decade. 

JK Rowling e o prémio Hans Christian Andersen
créditos : Kim Rune, Fyens Stiftstidende/AP

JK Rowling winned the new Danish award, the "Hans Christian Andersen literature prize", in 2010. His work was of that rare order that seems to transcend authorship," and praising Andersen's "indestructible, eternal characters."

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.

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.

 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
 Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk

An eighth and final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be released in July 2011.

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Premiere London
credits: Getty Images
Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 21, said he had "loved every minute of making these films".
"To me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible," he went on.
"This award is a testament to their incredible work."

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Premiere London
PA Photos
Radcliffe's sentiments were echoed by co-star Emma Watson, who said it was "a huge honour".
"Thank you so much BAFTA for this amazing award," added Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley opposite Radcliffe's Harry and Watson's Hermione Granger.
To date, the Potter movies have received seven Oscar nominations and 28 Bafta nominations.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 has one Oscar nomination: Art Direction. 
Jonathan Ross will host this year's Bafta Film Awards, to be broadcast on BBC One.


K Rowling won the first Danish award, the "Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize" in 2010. Watch here

Her work of that rare order that seems to transcend authorship," and praising Andersen's "indestructible, eternal characters." 

Benedicte Page/ The Guardian

Yes, it's true! Harry Potter's saga brought new generations of readers for schools. And that is important! 

Fans go to Harry Potter movies because they have read all the Harry Potter novels, the most time in school.

JK Rowling and Hans Christian Andersen could be a good motivation for reading in Literature & Languages curriculum. 

The two authors were in Portugal. J.k: Rowling lived there teaching English and Hans Christian Andersen loved Portugal.

Hans Christian Andersen in 1886. There is a wonderful virtual exhibition at the National Library of Portugal about Hans Christian Andersen's venue to Portugal. He wrote a book about his impressions and informed that Skruptudsen the children's story was written in Portugal

JK Rowling lived in Porto for some years, teaching English. It was there that she began a story that might become a book about a boy who is sent off to wizard school. All during the time she spent in Portugal, Rowling took notes on this story and added bits and pieces to the life of her main character, Harry Potter.

Activities for students:
  • Watching the video and the virtual exhibition: debating the importance of the two authors in children's literature.
  • In groups, recalling information about the two authors' venue to Portugal, exploring Google Earth and Google Maps.
  • Choosing one novel of each author and making reading contests in school.


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References for Teachers:

Harry Potter franchise to get outstanding Bafta awards

2011 Film Awards Nominees

National Library of Portugal, Hans Christian Anderser (1805-1075)

Encyclopedia of Worl Biograpy, JK Rowling

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