Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs
February 8th, 2012
07:14 PM ET

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs

Although he has said he didn't expect a best picture Oscar nod, Daniel Radcliffe is nonetheless a little "miffed" that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" didn't make it into the major Oscar categories when nominations were announced in January. (The movie did receive nods in three technical categories.)

In an interview with Radio Times on Tuesday, Radcliffe said the wildly lucrative "Harry Potter" franchise has been continuously ignored by the Academy. The last film in the series, "Deathly Hallows – Part 2," made $1.3 billion at the global box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

"I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe told the Radio Times. "I was watching 'Hugo' the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."


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New Comic Wednesday: February 8, 2012
Adventure Time #01 cover Writer: Ryan North Artist: Shelli Paroline
February 8th, 2012
01:35 PM ET

New Comic Wednesday: February 8, 2012

Hello again, fellow comic readers!

This week's pick is all about a shape-shifting, magical talking dog named Jake from the Land of Ooo - that's right, it's Boom! Studio's "Adventure Time #1."

"Adventure Time" is best known as an animated series shown on the Cartoon Network (which, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner). It follows Jake, the above-mentioned talking dog, and his 13-year-old human friend, Finn.

It's developed a cult following of both teens and adults, with its tales of their adventures together in a strange, surreal and sometimes dark world.  The shows are often a bizarre fantasy romp through everything producer Pendleton Ward and his fellow writers and animators ever loved about dragons, wizards, vampires, minotaurs, "Dungeons and Dragons," video games, and yes, even comics. No doubt you've seen kids walking around with those yellow laplander hats - the face on those hats is Jake.

If you're part of that Jake and Finn army, you’ll love this new title from Boom Studios. But even without a compendium of knowledge about this franchise, this is an enjoyable book. FULL POST