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Rowling refuses to present award at Oscar

The producers of the Academy Awards wanted to boost the youth appeal at the ceremony and they invited JK Rowling but the Harry Potter author turned down the chance to present an award at the Oscars.

entertainment Updated: Mar 06, 2010 01:21 IST

JK RowlingIt has emerged that Harry Potter author JK Rowling turned down the chance to present an award at the Oscars.



The producers of the Academy Awards wanted to boost the youth appeal at the ceremony on March 7, reports the Daily Star.

So they decided to get Rowling, 44, to appear alongside Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer, 36.

But Rowling was busy and Meyer, who is a Mormon, does not work on Sundays.