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article imageHarry Potter star argues final film deserved an Oscar nod

By Tucker Cummings     Feb 8, 2012 in Entertainment
Harry Potter himself, 22-year old Daniel Radcliffe, wasn't pleased that the franchise's last film was snubbed by the Academy.
When nominations for the Oscars were announced, the final film in the 8-film cycle was only nominated for 3 awards in technical categories, with no nominations related to acting or directing.
That didn't set well with Radcliffe, espesially given the Oscar love Martin Scorsese's Hugo received: 11 total noms, including Best Picture and Best Director. Both the "Potter" franchise and "Hugo" were targeted towards families.
"I was watching 'Hugo' the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed," the star said. "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."
Similar fantasy franchises have won Oscars in the past, most notably the 2004 win for the last "Lord of the Rings" movie.
Still, Radcliffe gets the last laugh. As he admitted, "How much of a pat on the back do we really need? We get paid stupid amounts of money."
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