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And the Oscar WON’T go to… Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford snubbed by The Academy

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Looks like it is back to daytime television for Oprah Winfrey.

The 59-year-old woke up to the bad news on Thursday morning that her performance in The Butler had been overlooked for an Academy Award nomination.

As the names of half of Hollywood were read out very early in Los Angeles, California, more than a few big names were left off the list.

Missed out: Oprah Winfrey, pictured her at the August premiere of her film, woke up to the bad news on Thursday morning that her performance in The Butler had been overlooked for an Academy Award nomination

Missed out: Oprah Winfrey, pictured her at the August premiere of her film, woke up to the bad news on Thursday morning that her performance in The Butler had been overlooked for an Academy Award nomination

Making her third return to the big screen, it was thought the talk show queen may have a good chance of making Oscar’s acquaintance.

But her portrayal of a White House butler’s wife seems to have won her critical praise only and Oprah will not be repeating her debut efforts – namely being nominated way back in 1985 for Best Supporting Actress in the Color Purple.

Her film The Butler also missed out on Best Picture.

Good company: Tom Hanks and Robert Redford also failed to get any love from the Academy in the Best Actor category  Good company: Tom Hanks and Robert Redford also failed to get any love from the Academy in the Best Actor category

Good company: Tom Hanks and Robert Redford also failed to get any love from the Academy this year in the Best Actor category

But the one woman empire is in good company with industry legends Tom Hanks and Robert Redford also failing to get any love from the Academy this year, with both men missing out on the Best Actor category.

Tom had extra reason to feel a little glum over breakfast on Thursday. The 57-year-old was ignored not once but twice.

The veteran actor seemed a shoe in considering he led two films this year – Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks.

Twice the pain: Tom missed out for two films Captain Phillips (pictured) and Saving Mr. Banks.

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