[Movies] Oprah Winfrey and Emma Thompson Comment on Being Passed Over for Oscar Nominations
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.18.2014
Thompson has a sense of humor about it...
Speaking to the Associated Press (via Big Story), Oprah Winfrey and Emma Thompson commented on their snubs at the Oscars this year for their work on the films Lee Daniels' The Butler and Saving Mr. Banks respectively.
Winfrey said on her reaction to not being nominated for Best Supporting Actress, "Don't be annoyed...I really look at that category and look who is nominated in that category: my friend Julia (Roberts) and June (Squibb), whom I don't know, but Sally Hawkins and Jennifer (Lawrence) and Lupita (Nyong'o.) I think that's fantastic. And so I haven't picked up the acting chops in 15 years. So to be able to be a part of a film that could get that kind of attention, that could earn the kind of audience respect that it has, I've been saying all along, 'I've already won. I already won.'"
Thompson on being passed over for Best Actress in Saving Mr. Banks said, "You just go 'Oh!'— and then you (say) 'Ooh, that means I can work in March instead of getting into another frock and heels.'"