Daniel Radcliffe will be attending the Academy Awards for the very first time later this month! Radcliffe, who played the titular hero in the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise, will make a "special appearance" during the ceremony.
The Harry Potter films dominated the box office from 2001 to 2011 and collectively were nominated 12 times, but never won an Oscar. "We are quite excited to have...Dan join us on the show," said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Zadan and Meron, who are executive producers of the NBC series Smash and produced the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which starred Radcliffe, have already stated that a theme of this year's Oscars will be "music in movies." As previously reported, Barbra Streisand will perform during the ceremony, which will also feature a tribute to movie musicals like Chicago and Dreamgirls.
The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will be broadcast live on February 24 on ABC.