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Glenn Close expresses thoughts on eight Oscar losses

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Glenn Close has been nominated eight times, close but no cigar
Glenn Close has been nominated eight times, close but no cigar

12 May – Glenn Close is not at all amused by people highlighting the fact that she has been nominated and lost the Oscars eight times.

The actress, who recently failed to bring home the Best Supporting Actress accolade at the 93rd Academy Awards (the victory went to South Korean actress Youn Yuh-Jung), stated that she couldn't understand why anybody nominated would be considered a loser.

Said Close, "You're there, you're five people honoured for the work that you've done by your peers. What's better than that? And I honestly feel that the press likes to have winners and losers. And then they say, 'Who is the worst dressed?' And, you know, 'Who made the worst speech?' Forget it. It's not what it's about."

"I say, f*** them!" she added.


Glenn Close lost her most recent nomination to Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung

It is noted that Sarah Paulson recently expressed her frustration with news about Close's eight Oscar losses, saying that such an article should no longer exist.

"She's brilliant and continues to have an extraordinary and enviable career. Nighty night to this click bait convo to nowheresville," the actress tweeted.

Close has received four Oscar nominations for Lead Actress throughout her career for her work in "Fatal Attraction", "Dangerous Liaisons", "Albert Nobbs" and "The Wife."

Aside from the recent "Hillbilly Elegy", the actress was also nominated Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The World According to Garp", "The Big Chill", and "The Natural."


Glenn Close was nominated recently for her role in "Hillbilly Elegy"

Cinema Online, 12 May 2021

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