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Sigourney OK with Oscars loss

Sigourney Weaver thinks it would be fun to have a tent for the losers at award ceremonies.

The 65-year-old actress has won several accolades throughout her career, including a BAFTA and two Golden Globes. But at the 1989 Academy Awards she failed to scoop two big awards she was nominated for; best actress for Gorillas in the Mist and best supporting actress for Working Girl.

Despite the pity others felt towards her, Sigourney has a different outlook on the loss.

"I was the first person in history to lose twice. I'm very proud of that. I was a little embarrassed because my parents were there and I felt so badly for them, to have to watch me lose twice. The funny thing about LA - and this is not a criticism, just an observation - is that people really treat you like a loser when you lose," she told Empire magazine.

"But they would come up to you and go, 'We're so sorry,' and they say all kinds of things to you. I did think it would be fun to have a little tent where you could go in with the other losers and just smoke and drink and swear. But in fact I was thrilled to be nominated for a drama and a comedy. I was very honoured and I still am."

Sigourney is still as busy as ever, starring in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. She does wish she could enjoy more features as an audience member though.

"I had a couple of friends I used to go to the movies with and they've moved away and my daughter's busy and my husband is working all the time down at The Flea," she sighed. "I do love to go to movies, and I definitely would have seen Guardians of the Galaxy. I'd love to see Boyhood and the new Bill Hader/Kristen Wiig movie, The Skeleton Twins. I'm behind."

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