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Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' Was Snubbed by Oscars

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' Was Snubbed by Oscars

Daniel Radcliffe suits up for the premiere of The Woman in Black on Tuesday (February 7) in Paris, France.

The 22-year-old English actor recently sounded off on why he thinks Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was not recognized by the Academy outside of the technical categories for this year’s Oscars.

“I don’t think the Oscars like commercial films or kids’ films, unless they’re directed by Martin Scorsese. I was watching Hugo the other day and going, ‘Why is this nominated and we’re not?’ I was slightly miffed,” he told the Radio Times (via The Guardian).

“There’s a certain amount of snobbery,” Daniel added. “It’s kind of disheartening. I never thought I’d care. But it would’ve been nice to have some recognition, just for the hours put in.”

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# 1

He is certainly right about that.

# 3

he has a point ..

# 4

I love Dan but really, boohoo.
The entire movie is basically CGI.
Maybe nomination for special effects.
He’s a gazillionaire bec of the films, that should be enough.
It’s not like he starred in some high powered indie piece.
I doubt Twlight expects to be nominated after it concludes and if they do they are retarded.

# 5

I totally agree.

And can I say I love that Dan continues to speak honestly even though he knows everything he says is going to end up on the internet?? Im sure if I were him I would have stopped giving interviews about anything other than my next movie.

# 6

I totally agree with him. I think the Oscar’s, SAG’s and BAFTA’s are HUGE snob fests. I think he is being careful in not calling them out too much, but it is what is is.

Plus, sometimes they’re more about the hype and actor/actress/film can receive rather than actual talent.

# 7

So true. How can be one of the biggest movies in history not have been recognized even a little?

# 8

he’s actually right

# 9

what is he talking about the oscars don’t like commercial films?
the descendants, moneyball, the help, war horse, extremely loud and incredibly close……all of these films are super commercial!
The only reason Daniel radcliffe feels entitled to an oscar nom for harry potter is because of its popularity! sure they’re super popular and enjoyable films but that doesn’t mean that the scripts are any good, or that the acting is good or that the directing is good! they’re popular films but they’re not very good films! the seventh film didn’t deserve an oscar nom just because its the last harry potter film! that’s just ridiculous!

@Cat: could not agree more!he should get over himself and get a real acting job!

Sooooooooooooo R I G H T !

If I were him I wouldn’t worry about it. The fact that Brad Pitt is nominated for an Oscar really shows you what a crock of poo the Oscars actually are. How much do you want to bet that next year Twilight is going to get the Oscar nod??? The Harry Potter movies are terrific, and I hope that the entire cast recognizes that the Oscars are just another excuse for the A-list celebrities to get dressed up and congratulate themselves on another year full of doing absolutely nothing of substance .

All of you who are saying HP doesn’t deserve it and is **** or whatever. Seriously SHUT THE F*** UP. Don’t come here to comment crap about if you have bad stuff to say just SHUT UP and keep it to yourself. OK. WTF is everybody’s problem. DAN is giving his own opinion why the hell do you NON-HP fans have problem u twilight **** fans….watch way too much of that crap your brains will act like this. MESSED UP BRAINS.

He took the words right out of my mouth. 8 brilliant movies and no recognition.

@Kate: Why should he ‘get over himself’ he has very clearly said that he doesn’t at ALL think he deserves an oscar… he’s talking about the MOVIE as a whole and also individual performances (e.g. Alan Rickman)

He’s right. Harry Potter is amazing and it’s never gotten one bit of recognition in the more formal awards! I’ve seen Hugo and it was nothing compared to the Harry Potter films..

It is not an award for the hours put in…..the film wasn’t that great.

It is truly bad form to complain and to dish another’s film because you feel slighted. I think he should have kept his mouth shut.

I understand the harry potter is not indicated. ryan gosling is not nominated for anything????? I do not understand it

Sue Denim @ 02/07/2012 at 8:39 pm

He is right.
And before people go on about ~quality. Consider the fact that TRANSFORMERS AND PUSS IN BOOTS AND JONAH HILL were nominated this year.
Nominations clearly have little to do with the films themselves.
So yeah, he’s right but sadly Daniel just got himself blacklisted : /

You tell em Daniel!!!!

He’s right. The Oscars need to start seeing that blockbuster too can be art. The Dark Knight was snubbed at the Oscars in 2008 and it was the highest rated movie of the year with a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Same for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

Academy awards are all snobbery and pretentious Hollywood politics. Tom hanks could film himself brushing his teeth on his iphone and he would win. Prime example is last year Toy Story 3: The Search for More Money beat out How To Train Your Dragon as best animated film which is just ridiculous.

We have spectacular performances in film snubbed year after year by the academy.

Last week in the movie Chronicle Dane DeHaan gave one of the best performances I have seen in a Hollywood movie in a long time and because the movie doesn’t have Tom Hanks, Spielberg, or Scorsese attached to it it will be ignored because it’s science fiction.

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so damn true..mr.radcliffe..HP should get some recognition..i think the juries prefer the current released films to be nominated.moreover,great action adventure films have always been neglected after the lord of the rings phenomenon.my biggest oscar’s disappoinment is the dark knight and inception have lost disrespectfully haha

@kate how can you say HP aint no good?the last HP gets 8,5 points at metacritic, 96 at rotten tomatoes.3,5/5 by roget ebert.isnt that very good enough for a movie?? research please :)

cha (correction) @ 02/07/2012 at 10:27 pm

so damn true..mr.radcliffe..HP should get some recognition..i think the juries prefer the current released films to be nominated.moreover,great action adventure films have always been neglected after the lord of the rings phenomenon.my biggest oscar’s disappoinment is the dark knight and inception have lost disrespectfully haha

@kate how can you say HP aint no good?the last HP gets 8,5 points at metacritic, 96 at rotten tomatoes.3,5/4 by roget ebert.isnt that very good enough for a movie?? research please :)

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