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  • 21 January 2014, 15:50

Streep's Anger At Emma Thompson Oscar Snub

Triple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep has revealed she emailed Emma Thompson to express her dismay after the British actress missed out on a nomination in this year's awards.

Thompson was left out of the leading actress shortlist despite winning rave reviews for her performance in Saving Mr Banks.

Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Dame Judi Dench, Amy Adams and Streep have been nominated in the category.

Streep, 64, who has been nominated for her 18th Academy Award for her performance in August: Osage County, sent Thompson a message over what she called the "injustice".

The Iron Lady star told The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "I was really shocked. I wrote her a long, heartfelt email about how bad I felt. She wrote back and just said, 'Good'."

She told the US chat show host: "There were a lot of surprises and injustices."

Streep said she was "dead asleep" when the nominations were read out because she did not think she "had a chance" of being nominated.

"I'm so old news," she said. "There were so many performances this year that were great."

Thompson was nominated for a Golden Globe and is in the running for a Bafta for her role as Mary Poppins' creator PL Travers, opposite Tom Hanks, who also failed to make the Oscar shortlist.

Streep's comments came after she criticised Walt Disney at an event where she had been invited to honour Thompson for her role in the film.

The Oscar-winning star called Disney, played by Hanks in the movie, a "gender bigot" who supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group.

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