Glenn Close: Paltrow’s Oscar win surprised her

Glenn Close
Paltrow’s Oscar win surprised her

Glenn Close cannot get used to award ceremonies.

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Glenn Close doesn’t think much of awards shows in the film business. The Oscar for Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, “made no sense”.

Hollywood star Glenn Close (73) holds a sad record: She is the actress who got the most nominations for an Oscar, but never won the coveted golden boy. It wasn’t until 2019 that she was nominated for best leading actress for her performance in “The Nobel Laureate’s Wife”, but went home empty-handed. And in view of this, the 73-year-old seems to be a little at war with awards. In one Interview mit “ABC News” Close said, “I don’t understand how one can compare acting at all.”

As an example, Close used her colleague Gwyneth Paltrow (48), who won an Oscar in 1999 for her role as Viola De Lesseps in “Shakespeare in Love”. “I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow beat that amazing actress from ‘Central Station’. I just thought, ‘What? It doesn’t make sense’.” The actress addressed is Fernanda Montenegro (91).

According to Close, a lot has to do with the mood around the film: “It depends more on whether the film drew people into the cinemas. Or how much money was put into the advertising,” says Close. For her it is recognition enough to be nominated for a prize by her colleagues.


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