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Vanessa Kirby totally missed her big Oscar nomination moment

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Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby was too busy having her hair dyed to pay attention to her Oscar nod.

The Crown star was busy getting primped on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 when the Academy Awards nominations were announced last month – and had no idea she was among the Best Actress picks for her role in Pieces of a Woman.

During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, Vanessa recalled how she was chatting away to her longtime hairstylist, Kirsten, when she got a text from a crewmember.

“I was actually having my hair dyed for Mission: Impossible in the make-up trailer… and God, it was so surreal,” she remembered. “The cinematographer of the movie sent me a message saying, ‘Are you watching?’ I went, ‘Watching what?… I’m in the make-up trailer having my hair dyed.'”

“He said, ‘You’re not watching the nominations?’ I said, ‘Which nominations?’ And then he told me the news.

“I gasped so loudly that poor Kirsten… thought someone had died because I was so shocked. Then she cried and I cried a little bit. It was very emotional and so surreal.”

– Cover Media