When the 2014 Oscar nominations were revealed, Oprah was not in the Best Supporting Actress category for her acting in Lee Daniel's "The Butler" as some people had predicted she would be. However, Oprah always knows what to say.
"If anybody sees or reads anything that says I was the slightest bit upset…I had no expectation for a nomination. I really didn't. I think I was the only person who didn't in my group. And I just feel like, wow. What an amazing thing I got to do that. I really do."
For someone who hadn't acted in 15 years, Oprah said she was honored 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. She said what she has been saying all along, "I've already won. I already won."
Oprah did admit, however, that she was a little puzzled to see that the film didn't make it on the Best Picture ballot. She said, "Gayle King brought to my attention that there was an extra spot for the Best Picture. So I don't know what happened there."
The actresses who did make it into the Best Supporting Actress category are Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins, American Hustle's Jennifer Lawrence, 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, August: Osage County's Julia Roberts and Nebraska's June Squibb.
Watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2.