Meryl Streep Reached Out to Emma Thompson After Oscar Snub (Video)

9:50 AM PST 01/20/2014 by Hilary Lewis
Meryl Streep on "Ellen"

The "August: Osage County" star reveals how the "Saving Mr. Banks" actress, and her friend, responded to her long, heartfelt email about Thursday's nominations.

Meryl Streep earned her 18th Oscar nomination last Thursday, scoring a best actress nod for her work in August: Osage County.

But Saving Mr. Banks star Emma Thompson was surprisingly left out of the list of best actress nominees, and Streep revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she emailed her friend about the shocking omission.

"I was really shocked. And I wrote her a long, heartfelt email saying how bad I felt," Streep explained. "And she wrote me back and said, 'Good.'"

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DeGeneres also pointed out Tom Hanks' surprising Oscar snub, to which Streep said there were "a lot of surprises and injustices" in Thursday's nominations.

Streep added that despite her many past Oscar nods, she was surprised by this year's nomination, saying that she's "old news" and that she had been reading the papers and they said she didn't have a chance.

But DeGeneres said Streep needed to have some perspective: "You have to be able to back away and go, 'I'm good, but that was great.'"

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The Oscar host also said that she'd make sure to find Streep in the audience and do something with her during this year's show.

Watch more of Streep's interview on Ellen below.

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