Radcliffe 'miffed' about 'Harry Potter' Oscar snub

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Radcliffe 'miffed' about 'Harry Potter' Oscar snub
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:43am

Daniel Radcliffe is a bit annoyed that the film series never got a best picture nod. Although the franchise has racked up a total of 12 nominations, it hasn't won a single statuette. Even worse, it's never been recognized in any of the artistic categories, including Best Picture.

Radcliffe reportedly said, "I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe said. "I was watching Hugo the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."

He added: "There's a certain amount of snobbery. It's kind of disheartening."

Indeed, Scorsese's new film, "Hugo," leads all Oscar contenders with 11 nominations. On the other hand, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" -- which was universally praised by critics -- scored only three nods, all of them in technical categories.

I think Daniel may have a point. The release of Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was probably the most anticipated movie for 2011 ... and everyone seemed to have been blown away by it. Ok, honestly, I haven't seen Hugo and actually had to google it to see what it was about. Granted, once I did, I'll admit it looks interesting and the nominations it's received may be well deserved. But I still find it a bit odd that DH Part 2 wasn't nominated, too. What do you think?

My sneaking suspicion is that they really didn't want to pit Hugo directly against DHP2... losing

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I can't blame Daniel for feeling that way-I've thought for years that the Harry Potter films being overlooked by the Academy Awards was based on snobbery.

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