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Viola Davis 'had a feeling' Streep would win Oscar

Viola Davis apparently had a "feeling" that she would lose out at the Academy Awards yesterday.

The actress was favourite to walk away with the golden statue for her role in The Help but she missed out to Meryl Streep who won for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

And although it came as a surprise to some, Viola apparently was not one of those who did not see the legendary actress taking the stage for her third win.

"I had a feeling that would happen," Us Weekly reports Viola was overheard telling her husband Julius Tennon at the Governor's Ball after party. But she added that she felt Meryl's win was well-deserved.

Viola had earlier told the magazine that getting her look together on the big night was "so much faster" because she decided to forego her wigs and wear her natural short hairstyle.

"I wanted to step into who I was. I wanted to be bold," the 46-year-old told the publication.

"I feel like this is the time to do it and let me tell you something, the red carpet is daunting enough, I think that if I were armed with the confidence of who I was, all I need was God and my confidence and my baby [daughter Genesis]."

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