Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter Deserved More Oscar Nominations

Entertainment Feb. 7, 2012 AT 12:40PM
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Despite being the highest-grossing film franchise of all-time, Harry Potter has never received much love from the academy.

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

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"I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe, 22, tells Radio Times (as excerpted by The Guardian). "I was watching Hugo the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."

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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."

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Six of the eight Harry Potter films have been nominated for Academy Awards, though only in the Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Best Cinematography categories. None of the movies have ever won.

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