Daniel Radcliffe: 'I Didn't Expect' 'Harry Potter' To Get An Oscar Nomination
Muggles the world over were upset and dismayed by the lack of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Best Picture Oscar nomination this year, but it seems the film's star, Daniel Radcliffe, isn't that disappointed.
In Toronto promoting "The Woman In Black," Radcliffe seemed positively zen about the lack of Academy recognition.
"I didn't expect it to be nominated for Best Picture, and no, it doesn't faze us," Radcliffe told Moviefone. "Just because we've been around for a long time, and made a lot of movies, I don't think when you come to the end of that series that anyone's obligated to say you're best picture. Obviously it would have been lovely, but I don't think it's something we're going to be losing sleep over."
Not surprisingly, Radcliffe doesn't really place a lot of weight on the Academy Awards as a whole -- and sits on the fence when it comes to winning one as an individual.
"I have mixed feelings about awards for actors in general," he said. "Obviously it's a lovely thing to be recognized by the public or by your peers, and I'm sure that's a very gratifying thing. But I always have a moment when I watch those big ceremonies... we love to pat ourselves on the back in this industry, and we like to tell ourselves how well we've done and how amazing we are. It's all very self-congratulatory."
As for some British press talk of him winning an Oscar for "Woman In Black"?
"That's very kind, but very insane."
Check out Radcliffe in "The Woman In Black," opening in theaters on Feb. 3. Come on back to Moviefone for our full interview with Radcliffe next week!