January 20th, 2014
05:50 PM ET
As if we needed another reason to love Meryl Streep!
Even from behind the glare of her astounding 18th Oscar nod, the 64-year-old actress could still see the "injustice" of her pal Emma Thompson being overlooked for "Saving Mr. Banks."
"I didn't think I had a chance," Streep told Ellen DeGeneres on "Ellen" of her perceived nomination chances. "There were so many performances this year that were great. I'm thinking of my friend, Emma Thompson, who wasn't nominated ... I was really shocked."
Thompson was widely thought to be a lock for a nomination with her portrayal of "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers in the Disney film opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, but it's probably a testament to the amazing year film has had that she (and Hanks) got left out.
When the nominations were announced last Thursday, there were "a lot of surprises, and injustices," Streep said. "I wrote (Thompson) a long, heartfelt email about how bad I felt, and she wrote me back and said, 'Good.'"
DeGeneres, who's going to be hosted this year's Oscars on March 2, wasn't surprised at all to see that Streep was nominated for her role in "August: Osage County." What do you think - will Streep take the Oscar again?
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