The nominees for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards — the bane of all snooty critics — have been announced. And since you can go ahead and see all of the nominees when you go to vote (through December 6) for the show’s winners, to be announced in the January 11 ceremony, we thought we’d concentrate on some important numbers revealed on the list.
9: Nominations for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (including Favorite Movie, four of the five nods for Favorite Actor Under 25 and Favorite Book Adaptation)
0: Nominations for Deathly Hallows, Part 1, which came out last November and missed last year’s cut-off.
7: Nominations for Katy Perry, who, in addition to the expected music categories received nods for Favorite Animated Movie Voice (for Smurfs) and TV guest star (How I Met Your Mother).
Internet, look! Your boyfriend Matthew Lewis is still being sheepish and cute while promoting Harry Potter in Australia today. We’ll sit on the snarky comments we want to make about his shirt because we’re sure the rest of the world finds it precious, and just say this: “Awwwww.”
Tom Felton, who’s hotness is growing on us every time we gaze into his piercing blue eyes, was spotted yesterday at LAX looking all sorts of RPattz wearing a hoodie and carrying a guitar. Across the country, Daniel Radcliffe showed up at The Daily Show with a book and iPod in hand. He then proceeded to be absolutely nerd-dorable while chatting with Jon Stewart about his love for Spongebob Squarepants and the time he fangirled to Amy Poehler‘s face. Watch below.
If you were out last night and saw a half dozen Luna Lovegoods booking it towards the nearest AMC, it should be no surprise that the Harry Potter box office numbers are already downright magical. Potter raked in $43.5 million from midnight showings alone, more than any other film. We just don’t get how everyone did it. Our moms refuse to drive us anywhere past 10pm.
But before you find yourself sobbing into your Sorting Hat, rumors have it that the Harry Potter universe will continue to print money…we mean, continue to spread wonder, just as long as Warner Bros can find a way to make it profitable. According to the Wall Street Journal, future Potter projects include converting the film’s Leavesden Studios in London into a tourism spot, expanding the HP amusement parks currently situated around the globe and the development of “Harry Potter-related online businesses and videogames.” While J.K. Rowling hasn’t announced any plans to pen another novel, Warner Bros. is circling two of her books that take place in the same universe: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages.” We’re sure the cast wouldn’t be too thrilled at the prospect of working on another Potter film any time soon, but everyone else? Well, we’ll start wearing our moms down now.
A few days ago I caught wind of a movement spreading amongst my girlfriends on the internet: incessant gushing and crushing over the dude who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise. Being a lover of British dorks, I eagerly Google Imaged ol’ Matthew Lewis, excited at the prospect of a fugboat-turned-hot yacht crush (I don’t know what I just wrote there). I love a good makeover story, you know!? But then I laid eyes on Matthew and well…
That’s right, guys: he is the personification of a fart noise. Now don’t get me wrong, he’s a decent looking man and he seems like a lovely person. At certain angles he might even be hot, the kind of guy you end up making out with in a drunken stupor as Journey plays at the end of your best friend’s wedding reception. But it’s not like he was once a two-headed troll who suddenly morphed into a George Clooney-RPattz hybrid (hot combo, right?). He could be any guy, at any bar, wearing any skinny tie, smiling any crooked smile.
Let me bust out some realness for you: lots of people stumble through their adolescence as ugly chubsters, only to shed the baby fat and bad teeth and learn how to buy a decent pair of jeans and spend a couple of bucks on a haircut and BOOM! — they become moderately attractive adults. Haven’t we ALL done this? If we’re handing out awards for People Who Look Less Atrocious As Adults Than They Did At 13 then I should take home Grand Prize, with Candace Cameron placing a close second.
If Matt has done one thing well, it is convincing the world that his average transformation from awkward n’ ugly man-boy to less awkward and kind of cute boy-man is hype-worthy. Now that is some f**cking wizardry.
[Please don't hurt me, Matthew Lewis lovers. I can only take so many Confundus Charms before I curl up and cry in the fetal position.]
So, it’s pretty clear we all love Emma Watson, right? Anything we say about her which has a negative tilt is more like constructive criticism rather than a b—chfest. Ã‚Â Let the record clearly state that. We showed Emma immense loveÃ‚Â in that Oscar de la Renta gown at the London premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It was dreamy and walked the exact line between frou-frou and couture which is like, our favourite line to walk.
Whereas Emma’s London look was Swan Lake, Emma’s New York look is more Black Swan, if you get our drift. Look at that make-up? It’s those black and gold-leaf eyes! We can get on board with it, because it’s edgy and she balanced it out with a nude mouth and slicked back hair. The minimal jewelry helps too and Emma’s bone structure will lend itself to any style she chooses to experiment with. That’s make-up and hair we’re talking about folks, because as hard as we’ve been trying, we can’t get on board with her gown. It’s Bottega Veneta and we get where she’s trying to go with it. We even dig the textured, frayed, fitted bodice. It’s that draped skirt that has us all meh. That fabric — which wrinkles super easy too, as you can see — Ã‚Â and those folds look good only when arranged perfectly and at certain angles. Otherwise the skirt tends to look like an over ambitious napkin.
The Deathly Hallows premiered in New York last night and we couldn’t help but sniff a little looking at all the pictures. Each premiere means we’re inching gradually towards the end. A lot of the tertiary characters didn’t show up for the event but our main squeezes did. After wearing a dreamy Oscar de la Renta to the London premiere, Emma Watson chose a Bottega Veneta gown,Ã‚Â Giuseppe Zanotti platform peep toe heels andÃ‚Â Lorraine Schwartz jewelry for the NYC leg. We’re not totally feeling the look and the harsh make-up, but more on that in our next post. Not much smiling from Emma at this one. She looks like she’s taking this quite emotionally, and we don’t blame her.
Props to Daniel Radcliffe for turning up in Prada as well! Ã‚Â Completely the trio was Rupert Grint who cleaned up quite nicely in his suit as well. He also looked like he had taken a brush to his hair and what a difference that made! Alan Rickman — possibly one of our favorite actors and the only one who could pull off Severus Snape — looked as cool as cool could be. Pulling up the handsome quotient were Tom Felton and Matt Lewis aka Draco Malfoy and Neville Longbottom. Growing up has agreed with these two. A couple of celebrities also turned up for the premiere. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker brought their son, James Wilkie. (Note to SJP: Stop putting your son in twee hats.) America Ferrera brought new husband Ryan Piers Williams. Sarah Hyland showed up looking lovely in an LBD, and our happy WTF of the day was Jay Manuel! All-in-all, a pretty successful premiere.
Awwww, you guysssss! We’re getting down to the last couple Harry Potter premieres we’ll ever get to see, and we can hear the sobs of Potter-Heads and apprentice wizards all over the world. It feels like graduation day or something (can someone please cue up that Vitamin C song?).
The cast was in full-on premiere gear at the red carpet event today. Redhead Rupert Grint was dapper in his dark suit, Helena Bonham Carter was straight out of old Hollywood in a floral cap and bad-ass shades and Daniel Radcliffe looked like he raided his How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying wardrobe in a 60s-inspired three piece ensemble. But Emma Watson totally stole the show in an Oscar de la Renta dress that would put Cinderella to shame. We can’t handle the number of her squee-inducing poses in the gallery below. Can you?
Baby Harry! Ghost Mom! Suicide missions! As the film’s July 15 release date nears, what is reportedly the final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer seems scientifically engineered to get Harry Potter fans hyperventilating into their old pile of Gryffindor scarfs. Based on the new scenes we didn’t see in the first Deathly Hallows trailer, audience members can look forward to plenty of Lily Potter, a glimpse of Molly Weasley going ape on Bellatrix Lestrange and of course, our favorite part, lots and lots of Warwick Davis!
However, while this might very well be the last sneak-peek before the movie comes out, author J.K. Rowling has launched Pottermore, a mysterious site that seems to suggest that we haven’t booked our last tickets to Hogwarts just yet. According to the Pottermore YouTube channel, there are currently 5 days and counting until Rowling makes an important announcement, noting “The owls are gathering… Find out why soon.” Jo better come out with it soon, or people are going to start bursting into flames just like that poor quidditch stadium.