At the end of the 81st Annual Academy Awards, a brief preview of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' has been shown as part of a montage for the prestigious awards.
Another snippet from "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been shared during the broadcast of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Aired at the end of the coveted award show, the eight-second compilation of clips was a part of a montage. While it shows several footage seen in the trailer, it still includes extra never-before-seen scenes.
The video footage begins with an aerial shot of the Hogwarts Express making its way amidst the white snow-covered ground. It also provides brief shots of Harry looking in the Pensieve, Ron and Hermione looking upwards at something and Draco drawing out his wand on the Hogwarts Express. Another footage presents Dumbledore and Harry in a cave as Dumbledore grasps a chain to lift the Voldemort's old boat from the waters.
The 81st Annual Academy Awards has been held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 22. Aired live on ABC, the gala ceremony honoring the best in film for 2008 has picked "Slumdog Millionaire" as its Best Motion Picture, and named Kate Winslet and Sean Penn as Best Actress and Best Actor respectively.
Directed by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" helmer David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman and many others. Initially set to be released on November 21, 2008, it has been pushed back to see a U.K. and U.S. release on July 17 this year.