The final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow – Part 2, was arguably one of the best films that came out in 2011. Besides the fact that it was the culmination of the highest grossing and best loved movie franchise of our times, it was simply an incredible film, full of spectacular performances. Alan Rickman did a masterful job as double agent Severus Snape and had audiences all over the world in tears. Yet, when the Oscar nominations were announced a few weeks ago Deathly Hallows was only nominated in a few technical categories. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe thinks that this is because of Oscar “snobbery” towards commercial/children’s films.
Radcliffe tells Britain’s Radio Times, “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. 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 was going, ‘Why is this nominated and we’re not?’ I was slightly miffed. There’s a certain amount of snobbery.”
But the actor concedes, “How much of a pat on the back do we really need? We get paid stupid amounts of money.” He tells it like it is, that Daniel Radcliffe.