Dan Radcliffe Opens Up About “Harry Potter” Snubbing by Academy Awards: “Snobbery” to Blame
During a recent interview with Radio Times, Daniel Radcliffe said he was disappointed by the Academy’s failure to honor the final installment in the Harry Potter film franchise.
During last month’s award nomination announcements, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 received nominations in only three categories: Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects.
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. 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.
Six of the eight films in the series have been nominated for an Oscar, but ALL of them have been for technical or craft categories, and yet they have not won a single one. For the most successful film franchise in history, that is an outright shame.
Will Potter win something this year? We wait to find out on February 26.