'HARRY POTTER' ACTOR RADCLIFFE DISSES THE OSCARS

February 8, 2012, 10:50 am

Sounds like a case of the sour grapes for 'Harry Potter' actor Daniel Radcliffe, 22, as he took pot shots at the Academy in a recent interview with Radio Times.

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The eighth and final film in the series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' only received three nominations in the technical categories at the 84th Annual Academy Awards this year - something Daniel Radcliffe isn't too happy about.

"I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," the star said.

"I was watching 'Hugo' the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."

Says Radcliffe: "There's a certain amount of snobbery. 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."

While 'Harry Potter' is the highest grossing film franchise of all time, none of the films have actually won an Academy Award, despite six out of the eight films being nominated for technical Oscars such as Best Costume Design, Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects.

So, is this a case of sour grapes for Daniel Radcliffe, or is he legitimate in feeling miffed?

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  1. Carolyn07:40pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Ten years is a long time to work on the same film franchise and not get recognition. If the actors didn't deserve the awards, surely the tech. crew did. Special effects and costuming in these films were great. My family and myself have seen all the films and have the dvds as well. They are amongst our favourite films ever made for families.

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  2. John07:21pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Exactly right about the "they don't like commercial films" thing...even back when ET came out, there were critics calling it a "simple kids movie" and "commercial simplicity", yet it killed at the box office. I tend to follow a simple rule: If the professional critics hate it, I make a point of going to see it...

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  3. Mr D05:49pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yeah, i must confess, the Potter flicks are pretty good, and are due some oscar recognition (not for acting). But when you have Pitt and Clooney nominated for absolutely sub-class movies, and the dragon tattoo flick getting 'english-afied' for the dummies, Harry has every right to feel slightly miffed about the American film pose.

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  4. Stick05:45pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    '...But it would've been nice to have some recognition, just for the hours put in." ' - You have a ton of money, that's what you got for the 'hours put in'.

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  5. Rachel05:21pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Will-i-am your a toss pot......us witches aren't evil.......who burnt people at the stake? Christians n Catholics

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  6. will-i-am05:04pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Harry Potter movies promote witchcraft, evil, blackmajjc & satanism. They have no artistic merit.

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  7. Christopher05:01pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Potter was a great set of films and does deserve recognition but Hugo may be the best film ever made.

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  8. Emily04:54pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Uhh he isn't asking for personal recognition. He is saying the films should be awarded for their AMAZING costuming and visual effects which I'm sure if any of you actually WATCHED the films would understand. These films have had a huge impact on some peoples lives whether you admit it or not. These people have put around 10 years of their lives into these films and really deserved to be appreciated.

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  9. sw03:29pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They're pretty bad movies. why should they devalue the oscar? razzie maybe

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  10. Greg03:08pm Wednesday 08th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Alan Rickman as Snape, is the only actor in the Harry Potter films that diserves recognition :) ..

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