Radcliffe: ‘Harry Potter’ snubbed by Oscars

Potter1While out promoting his new film, “The Woman in Black,” actor Daniel Radcliffe said he was ‘miffed’ to learn that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2” failed to receive a Best Picture nomination.

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

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2,” which has grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, was nominated for Best Achievement in Make-Up, Art Direction and Visual Effects at this year’s Oscars, scheduled for Feb. 26.

“There’s a certain amount of snobbery,” Radcliffe 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.”

Marking the end of Hollywood’s most-succesful franchise ever, “The Deathly Hallows–Part 2” had a 96% fresh rating on Rottentomatoes, over fifty points higher than “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which had a paltry 45% rating yet still earned a Best Picture nomination.

But Radcliffe, now 22, was quick to add: “How much of a pat on the back do we really need? We get paid stupid amounts of money.”

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  1. Thanks Ryan. Mistook for “Part 1”

  2. Ryan Brown says:

    Correction, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 received a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it not only the best reviewed Potter pic, but also the highest rated wide-release of the year (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/golden_tomatoes_awards_2011/wide/). It came in at a whopping 51 percentage points higher than “Extremely Loud and Incredible Close” How that movie got nominated, nobody will ever know. It is also ranked higher than any other Oscar-nominated film this year (except “The Artist”).

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