Category Archives: HP Crew

Harry Potter wins at Art Directors Guild awards

Congratulations are in order for Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig and his team.

Over in Beverley Hills last night he took home a much deserved prize in the fantasy film category at the prestigious Art Directors Guild awards for ‘Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film in 2011′, for his work on Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Update: The brilliant people behind the Harry Potter films were also recognised by the Guild with a special award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery! The press release names David Heyman, David Barron, Chris Columbus, Alfonso cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates, Steve Kloves, Michael Goldenberg, Stuart Craig, Neil Lamont, Stephanie McMillan and JK Rowling as the recipients.

This should boost  the film’s chances in this category at the Oscars in a couple of weeks time, although it faces tough competition from the other big ADG winner, Hugo.

Although veteran Craig has won three Oscars in the past (1982, 1988 and 1996), none of them have been for Harry Potter even though his work is probably the standout feature of the whole production. We hope that can finally change!

The full list of ADG winners for the feature film section is below. You can also see the TV winners right here.

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Emma Watson and David Yates set to reunite for new film

As rumoured a few weeks ago, Deadline is reporting that HP director David Yates is set to work with Emma Watson again on a new film, Your Voice in My Head. From the article:

Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Your Voice in My Head, the Emma Forrest-scripted drama based on the scribe’s memoir that is expected to be the next film by director David Yates. The film is shaping up to be a Harry Potter reunion. Yates is in discussions with Emma Watson to star in the role of a young woman who attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who’s dying of cancer.

They go on to say that the studio may be aiming to get Tom Hanks or George Clooney for the male lead in the film. Sounds interesting! We’ll be sure to update you when any more information is released about this.

’50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments’ now includes Deathly Hallows Part 2 scenes

Courtesy of, on December 26, 2011 an updated version of the ’50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments’ aired in the UK . This version includes scenes from Deathly Hallows-Part 1 and Deathly Hallows-Part 2 and is commentated by Robbie Coltrane, who plays Hagrid in the Potter series.

The original version aired in July and did not have any scenes from DH considering the release of Part 2 this July. The full list can be seen below.

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