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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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uhh…AGREED!!!!!! 8 films- not one oscar?
best acting i’ve ever seen…they need to at least be nominated!

@kate: OKAY, coming from a person who probably acts WORSE. or can’t even act at all.

Jennica Panettiere @ 02/07/2012 at 10:53 pm

I dont like Daniel on a usual basis, but I have to agree with him.

There are 9 nominations for Best Picture this year and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (which had some very HORRIBLE reviews) scored one but HPDHP2 did not even get one to make up 10. They made up this new rule where only nominees with 5% in #1 or #2 votes can be nominated. How stupid is that?

@Sue Denim:

OMG, thank you for pointing that out! May I add, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for a best picture Oscar even though it only got 45% on Rotten Tomatoes, the brilliant film A Dangerous Method was ignored, so were its stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen. Michael Fassbender was twice snubbed for his work in Shame and a Dangerous Method…I could go on and on, but you get my point.

Nominating Transformers, and Jonah Hill is the height of ridiculous and shows that the Oscars have become about politics and hype.

Well said Daniel .. HP should have been recognized for something it stands apart all the other little movies nowadays that are box office hits.. it really was/is a beautiful story. With great actors!

I’m gonna have to agree. The Oscars always snub the big budget films. I know LOTR won, but the Oscars still snubbed the first two films.

Alan Rickman certainly should have been nominated for best supporting actor. That man played Snape brilliantly. There were a lot of really good solid performances in HPDH2 and it is hard to believe out of all of them Rickman got no recognition.

Haters Suck! @ 02/07/2012 at 11:40 pm

im with dan too. Quite frankly i stopped paying attention to the oscars a long time ago. They just dont appeal to me. Its all bull and politics and in some cases i truly believe who the highest bidder is. Don’t worry about it dan an oscar doesn’t make a movie. The fans know you and the harry potter movies kicked ass.

Say what you will about the movies not being all that great or whatever but no one can deny the fact that Alan Rickman KILLED it as Snape, throughout the entire series and especially in the last one! If anything he truly deserves it. Forget about the movie and any of the main actors being nominated but Alan Rickman seriously needs to be recognized for his phenomenal work.

Oh boy, he is soooo right there!! I’m with him 100% – HP should’ve gotten more credit after all these years of hard and good work. It must suck for the actors to then see some fantasy flick called HUGO getting all the credit just because it’s been directed by M.S. Not fair!!

giuseppe sallo @ 02/08/2012 at 10:32 am

This guy always speaks the truth, but hollywood doesn’t like that, as so as the bloggers, who thinks this guy has an ego — but it’s honesty. Other sites, they “blast” him for speaking up, when he’s actually right. Oscars want to glamorize their favorite stars, if that means making Clooney/Pitt happy, then they’ll do it. But what about the “Underdogs”? The films that truly deserve recognition. Good on you, Danny boy! Speak up.

I find it weird how him and his co-stars were never invited to the Oscars, even has presenters. But ppl like that Hannah Montana girl and Zac Efron were invited .Twice. Stupid.

i love how radcliffe is fearless when it comes to criticizing hollywood, swearing, and being naked. he could have played it safe post-potter, and that would have been a mistake. i wonder if it’s he that’s so smart, or if he has brilliant handlers.

sage parele @ 02/09/2012 at 10:21 am

Whoah! So Rooney Mara got a nomination for that bland reboot of GWTDT but Daniel Radcliffe and other actors who have played charcters in triologies or sagas were not nominated for them? Amercians seem to only recognize their own kind. Hell even Naoomi Rapace who played Lisebeth in the original GWTDT did not get an Oscar nomination before.

Kilburn Hall @ 02/14/2012 at 3:46 pm

As a former film critic I can tell you that if you want to understand why a Deathly Hallows 2 or The Woman In Black was snubbed by Academy Of Motion Picture Science for Oscar consideration you have to understand the history of the Academy. It wasn’t until a few years ago that children’s movies were even considered. And the Academy never considered animation until Disney’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice broke the mold. The Academy just a few years ago revamped all of its rules, regulations, shortened the program. There are actually two different events with the main telecast awarding best film, actress actor etc while a second event, usually held on a Saturday afternoon now awards all the technical awards. One other thing you must remember- when the Oscar first started out there was no “green-screen.” Awards in technical categories were few. Before you start slamming the Oscar’s and decisions made about nominations and so forth it would be helpful if you had a working understanding of the Oscar’s history.
Kilburn Hall, Author.

@mkhay: One of the best movies in history? Dude, please. It’s a good movie, entertaining and stuff. I’ve even read all the books. Now seriously, everything we saw on Harry Potter was already shown in The Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, and hundreds of other movies. It’s only so popular because it aims for the teenage public, while other ones, like LOTR, consist of a more mature reading. I accept that JK did a great job, but it’s just nothing new.

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