There's no shortage of magic in the Harry Potter films, but there's one thing the beloved boy wizard could never conjure: Oscar love.
Although the franchise has racked up a total of 12 nominations, it hasn't won a single statuette. Even worse, it's never been recognized in any of the artistic categories, including Best Picture.
Star Daniel Radcliffe isn't a happy camper when it comes to the snub, and he's now giving people a piece of his mind...
Indeed, Scorsese's new film, Hugo, leads all Oscar contenders with 11 nominations. On the other hand, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2—which was universally praised by critics—scored only three nods, all of them in technical categories.
The discrepancy has riled up the 22-year-old. "I was watching Hugo the other day and going, Why is this nominated and we're not? I was slightly miffed."
He also notes, "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."
There was lots of speculation that the Harry Potter series could finally score its first Best Picture nod for Deathly Hallows: Part 2, in the same way that Oscar voters rewarded The Lord of the Rings trilogy with a Best Picture statuette for The Return of the King. But those hopes were dashed when Potter came up short.
Radcliffe shouldn't feel too bad: His new movie, Woman in Black, scared up a wicked $21 million in its opening weekend.
How's that for a post-Potter hat trick?!