Daniel Radcliffe has been talking to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, and he’s making the case for his Potter co-star Alan Rickman to land Best Supporting Actor.
Rickman is not currently thought to be among the frontrunners for that particular gong, but Radcliffe believes that his name should definitely be on the shortlist when it is announced in January.
“I don’t think there is going to be another performance from an actor in a supporting role that is so powerful,” says Radcliffe, “where the actor had the challenge of realising a scene that’s been realised millions of times the world over in the imaginations of readers.”
“That scene – those revelations about Snape’s past – represented maybe the most anticipated part of [ one of ] the most anticipated movies of the past 10 years,” continues the star. “I think Alan does amazing, amazing work.”
Traditionally, the Academy has tended to avoid big franchise movies when it comes to the individual acting awards. However, we’re with Radcliffe in believing Rickman deserves some recognition for the sterling work he’s put in on the Potter series over the last decade.
We’ll have to wait until the new year to find out whether he’s made it or not, with the Academy’s nominees remaining a closely guarded secret until the official announcement on 12 January 2012