Half-Blood Prince clip to be included in Oscar show

The New York Times is reporting that this year's Oscar ceremony, taking place on February 22nd, will include a montage of upcoming Warner Brothers films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

The choices were “Sherlock Holmes,” directed by Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jr.; “Terminator Salvation,” directed by McG with a temperamental Christian Bale; and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” directed by David Yates with Daniel Radcliffe.

These clips should be fun for viewers, if any happen to be tuned in at the end of the annual marathon. But the preview gimmick, if it stays in the show, will put an exclamation point on the academy’s big problem: its disconnect with people who watch films. Any one of these movies has a shot at selling as many tickets as all of the year’s Oscar nominees combined.

Great point, NYT! At this point, we do not know if the clip airing will be a new one or something we've already seen. The Oscars air Sunday, February 22nd at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on ABC. Thanks to Cohen and Kevin for the tip.

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