Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, was the surprise nominee for Best Male Performance at the first National Movie Awards in London on Friday.

The 19-year-old Hertfordshire actor said he had ‘no chance at all’ of defeating his Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe and 007 star Daniel Craig, but intended to enjoy the occasion all the same.

He told whatsontv.co.uk that the awards, voted for by the British public, ‘mean more because.. they’re the people who pay to watch the films’.

His co-star Daniel was later named as the winner, a decision applauded by almost everyone, including Helen Mirren.

VIDEO: Watch the interview with Rupert Grint here.

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The full list of national Movie Award nominees, with the winners in bold:

ACTION/ADVENTURE

Casino Royale


Die Hard 4.0


300


Transformers

ANIMATION


Flushed Away


Happy Feet


Shrek the Third

The Simpsons Movie

COMEDY


Borat

Hot Fuzz


Mr Bean’s Holiday


Night at the Museum

FAMILY


Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End


Spider-Man 3

PERFORMANCE – MALE


Daniel Craig


Johnny Depp


Rupert Grint

Daniel Radcliffe

PERFORMANCE – FEMALE


Dame Judi Dench


Eva Green


Keira Knightley

Emma Watson

Watch the National Movie Awards on ITV1 on Saturday at 9.30pm.