Daniel Radcliffe: Snobby Oscars Never Liked Potter
Yet Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' gets acclaim, actor laments
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Daniel Radcliffe, star of the supernatural thriller "The Woman in Black," is interviewed at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. The film opens in theaters on Friday.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Daniel Radcliffe is "slightly miffed" that none of the Harry Potter films have won an Academy Award, whereas children's movie Hugo was nominated for Best Picture and 10 other categories this year. "I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe tells the Radio Times. "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," he continues. Then again, "How much of a pat on the back do we really need? We get paid stupid amounts of money." For more of the boy wizard's thoughts, click to see how he feels about taxing the rich or Ryan Gosling.

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finkster
Feb 9, 2012 6:44 PM CST
"How much of a pat on the back do we really need? We get paid stupid amounts of money" Obviously a lot more pats on the back since your bitching about it.
Redhorn
Feb 9, 2012 7:46 AM CST
Hey! The Academy likes professional actors! not binge drinkers. Maybe he can make a career for himself someday, like America's favorite binge drinker did, Downey Jr.
odowd80
Feb 7, 2012 2:58 PM CST
He's right. Many of America's favorite movies have been snubbed by the Academy. They are most certainly favor films outside the mainstream.