It's a shame that he wasn't nominated for a Tony as the headliner for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but if anyone has ever taken a snub in stride and with a lot of class, it's
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe.
Quite a few people were left wondering why, and many just wanted to make sure he wasn't too hurt by it. In any way, though, he has gotten more feedback from not being nominated than he ever expected. And besides, getting an award is not why he does it anyway:
“The thing that shocked me was everybody else’s reaction to me, and how they started treating me — because it was like I lost a relative. In my opinion, it was sweet, but over the top. People would ask me, ‘Are you OK?’ And I’d go, ‘I’m really OK!' I think I speak for 99 percent of actors when I say that the reason we do this job, while it’s lovely to get recognized by your peers, it’s not the reason why we do it. The people that do this job for awards and recognition are kind of worshiping at the wrong altar, and I’m not really quite sure if I want to know those people.”
We think that's spot on, for sure. People who are in theater just to win awards are in it for the the wrong reason! It's all about the love and passion for the show and craft.
Dan, we're super proud of you for reacting this way. We'll be honest though, we would never guess you would act any other way but proper!
Maybe next year!
[Image via WENN.]