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Dan's opinion on his Oscar chances?

Discusses The Woman In Black, Kill Your Darlings, Harry Potter and is realistic and honest about awards and that some people will always see him as Harry.

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."

How did you find the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE experience?

Daniel Radcliffe: FANTASTIC! I just had the best time. I'm somebody who just thrives on fear and panic and chaos, so for me that's just the perfect environment. I liked the fact that somebody said, "OK, there's been a slight change, just look at the cards." LOVE that. Those are situations I kind of live for.

It was interesting, in the reactions to it people didn't think it was the strongest episode, but I had a blast. It's interesting, the people who can be scathing about SNL, for me it's very lazy, because they have no concept of what is actually going on. They're putting on an hour-and-a-half music and comedy show, from scratch, in a week. Actually, it's two-and-a-half hours if you include what you do at the dress rehearsal! I just loved it.

You'll do a sketch, and someone will grab you and run you to another quick change, it was great. I said at the end, ask me back, any time, I'll run across oceans.

The Casey Anthony dog is one of the favourite things I have ever done. I read it, and I had no idea how I was going to play it, should he just be terrified, or panicking or what? And then they put the wig on and I went, "Oh! Easy! I just have to play it REALLY angry!" [laughs]

I was very grateful to Seth Myers as all through the episode he was really kind to me. What's impressive about that show, there's people that have been working their 21 years who say there's nowhere else they'd rather be. That speaks highly of the cast and the crew, it's a really good atmosphere.

Daniel Radcliffe was featured in the February 2012 issue of Nylon magazine, discussing his work in The Woman in Black and moving on from the Harry Potter series.

I love how self aware he is.

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