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Harry Potter bags three awards in ITV movie awards
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007
London, (ANI): 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has
scooped three gongs at ITV's first National Movie Awards. Daniel
Radcliffe won the best male performance award and Emma Watson, who
plays Hermione Granger, was named the best female performer.
Calling the award 'totally unexpected", the actor said that he
was amazed and thrilled. “I can honestly, honestly say I didn't. I
didn't dare to dream. I'm absolutely amazed and thrilled," the BBC
quoted Radcliffe, as saying.
Casino Royale, the latest Bond flick starring Daniel Craig, was
named the best action and adventure movie, and scooped up the
special recognition award at the event. The movie's producers
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson accepted the honour. "It's
great to be voted for by the public," Wilson said. However he
refused to divulge any news about the next Bond film that is being
planned. "You'll just have to come and see it," he said.
Hot Fuzz, starring Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman, beat favourite
'Borat", 'Night at the Museum" and 'Mr Bean's Holiday" to win the
best comedy title. "It's a complete joy. We were nervous and you
always kind of hope, you pretend you don't care, but you do
really," Pegg said. "You get called out and it's wonderful, a real
treat and I hope this goes on and on and we win more and more in
The Simpsons Movie beat rivals Shrek the Third, Happy Feet and
Flushed Away to best animation.
Dame Helen Mirren, who gave away an award, said she was happy
not to have been nominated.
"Absolutely thrilled. It's always better to give than to
receive," she said. "I was frightened if I got nominated for
anything else I'd actually be stabbed leaving the venue," she
The event was attended by Christian Slater, Mischa Barton, Jamie
Foxx and Dame Judi Dench. The top awards at ITV's first National
Movie Awards are as follows:
Best Male performer- Daniel Radcliffe
Best Female performer- Emma Watson
Best Family move- Harry Potter and the Order of the