Although the Harry Potter series is currently the highest-grossing film franchise of all-time, it's never received much recognition from the Academy when it comes to Oscar nods and Daniel Radcliffe is frustrated at the injustice of it all. The eighth and final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, only scored three nominations for the Oscars this year - all in the technical categories - and Radcliffe says it deserved to get a lot more.
The actor talked to Radio Times (via The Guardian) about the situation, saying, "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." He went on to say, "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."
It's easy to understand where he's coming from. For such a worldwide phenomenon, you would think it would earn a fair share of awards for all its efforts, but in all ten years of production none of the films ever won anything from the Academy. Plus this guy's spent a good portion for his career sporting a lightning bolt scar on his forehead, so yeah, it makes sense he would like a little recognition for his efforts. But will the series finally triumph in its last year as a box office sensation or will it get cast aside like it has so many times before? We'll just have to wait and see. Your move, Academy.
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Source: The Guardian