“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” got snubbed at the Oscars. It’s something that most of us here on the MTV Movies Blog team — and many of you fans out there — can agree on. But apparently leading man Daniel Radcliffe agrees with us, and he’s made his displeasure known.
“There’s a certain amount of snobbery,” Radcliffe said in an interview with the Radio Times (via The Guardian). “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,” Radcliffe added. “I was watching Hugo the other day and going, ’Why was this nominated and we’re not?’ I was slightly miffed.”
“Potter” fans, yours truly included, share Radcliffe’s disappointment. Many expected — as I did — that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would honor the last and best of the “Potter” films similar to how they rewarded Peter Jackson and his “Lord of the Rings” films back in 2004. But no cigar.
It’s not that “Potter” necessarily deserved to win Best Picture, but it at least deserved to be recognized for, as Radcliffe put it, “the hours put in,” as well as the fact it was genuinely a high quality film. If I could have had it my way, these would have been the three nominations “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” received.
Best Picture — As I’ve already argued, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” was one of the best pictures of the year. And with one slot left unfilled in the Best Picture category, I think it should have been given to “Harry Potter.”
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Rickman — The adult actors in the “Harry Potter” franchise have always shone brighter than its young stars, but none more than Alan Rickman. He gave a phenomenal performance as Severus Snape in “Part 2,” and should have been acknowledged for it.
Best Director — I have my qualms with David Yates directing style for the many of the “Harry Potter” movies he helmed, but I think he really brought it all together in “Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” The pacing, the action and the performances he drew out of his stars were all top notch. It would have been nice if the Academy had felt the same.
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