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Sunday 20 April 2014

Helena 'over' missing out on Oscar

Helena Bonham Carter said she didn't mind missing out on the Oscar

Helena Bonham Carter's not sulking about missing out on the Oscar - saying instead: "People like you more if you lose."

The actress, who lost out on the best supporting actress award to The Fighter actress Melissa Leo, told BBC News: "I have a little dip but then you get over it."

She said that when she looked around at the other losers she realised she was "in a good club" and added: "I do think people like you more if you lose. That's my theory."

And she said she was delighted with the film's overall success, adding: "Amazing. It is. The film only cost under 15 million dollars. The success is not just what's picked up but mainly and predominantly the widespread audience that seems to be going to enjoy the film."

Director Tom Hooper had referred to the 'triangle of man love' in his best director acceptance speech, referring to himself and cast members Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth.

'Geoffrey, Colin and I had an extraordinary connection,' he told press after winning his award. 'We are all friends for life.'

He also joked that Helena, who played the Queen Mother, felt a little left out of their male camaraderie.

'We shot the stuff with Colin and Geoffrey first so when she arrived, there was a strong bong between us,' he said.

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