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Rowling snubs Oscars to write

Mar 04, 2010 | 4:00am EST

The two hugely successful fantasy novelists were approached by Academy bosses to announce the winner of Best Adapted Screenplay prize at the revered ceremony on Sunday (07Mar10).

The Twilight creator has accepted, but Rowling - who lives in the U.K. - turned down the invite to carry on working on her latest project, according to Britain's Daily Express.

Rowling writes on her website, “You won’t be hearing from me often I am afraid, as pen and paper is my priority at the moment.”

The movies nominated for the screenplay award are In the Loop (Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche), District 9 (Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell), Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire (Geoffrey Fletcher), An Education (Nick Hornby) and Up In The Air (Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner).

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