Glenn Close On 8 Oscar Nods And No Wins: ‘I Don’t Think I’m A Loser’


NEW YORK (AP) — Although Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars with none wins, the distinguished actor desires to make one factor clear: she shouldn’t be a loser.

Close has been nominated for greatest actress 4 occasions and she or he competed for her fourth greatest supporting actress honor eventually month’s Academy Awards. When “Minari” star Youn Yuh-jung won the prize, the Los Angeles Times published an article with the headline, “After 8 Oscar losses, Glenn Close is now tied as essentially the most nominated actor with no win.” It prompted Emmy winner (*8*) in Close’s protection, “I want this dialog would stop. She’s sensible and continues to have a unprecedented and enviable profession. Nighty evening to this click on bait convo to nowheresville.”

Close, 74, advised The Related Press mentioned she didn’t see the article or Paulson’s tweet, however she rapidly responded with: “To begin with, I don’t suppose I’m a loser.”

“Who in that class is a loser? You’re there, you’re 5 folks honored for the work that you simply’ve carried out by your friends. What’s higher than that?,” she mentioned. “And I actually really feel that the press likes to have winners and losers. And then they are saying, ‘Who’s the worst dressed?’ And, , ‘Who made the worst speech?’ Overlook it. It’s not what it’s about.”

Wanting immediately within the digital camera, she passionately ended with: “I say, (expletive) them!”

Close’s illustrious and revered profession contains wins at principally ever main awards present. She is a three-time winner on the Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Awards. She’s earned three Grammy nominations and competed on the Oscars with the movies “The World In keeping with Garp,” “The Massive Chill,” “The Pure,” “Deadly Attraction,” “Harmful Liaisons,” “Albert Nobbs,” “The Spouse” and “Hillbilly Elegy.”

The actor mentioned a 12 months after being homebound due to the pandemic, she actually loved seeing her friends on the socially distanced Academy Awards.

“It was great. I imply, they have been very strict,” Close mentioned. “We have been examined up the wazoo as we needed to be. However I’ll let you know what I cherished concerning the Oscars … you bought to speak to folks whose work you had seen and cherished. I bought to speak to the great Korean girl who received in my class; bought to satisfy Maria (Bakalova), who was additionally in my class, the great younger actress from Bulgaria.

“And that’s what we have to do. You want to have the ability to combine with your individual variety and … have the ability to specific your appreciation and the way a lot you’ve been impressed by them. And that meant so much, I believe, to all people,” she mentioned.

One of many final tasks Close labored on earlier than the pandemic hit was a spoken word jazz album with Grammy-winning musician Ted Nash. It was launched Friday and recorded in New York Metropolis at Jazz at Lincoln Heart.

She mentioned she’s lastly returning to New York this week for the primary time in over a 12 months.

“I really feel, I believe like thousands and thousands of different folks, modified by (the pandemic) and nonetheless disturbed by it. I believe we’ve to actually take time to know that you simply don’t come out of one thing like this simply. You need to actually take note of the place you’re. It was not simple. I believe all of us got here out with an expertise and I believe plenty of tales will come from this time,” Close mentioned from Montana, the place she’s been dwelling since late 2019. “I definitely worth getting along with different folks. I worth neighborhood extra. I imply, I used to be fortunate to be close to my household by way of the entire thing.”

Throughout the pandemic she was capable of movie “Swan Song” in Canada alongside Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. The Apple TV+ movie doesn’t have a launch date.

“If it’s half as stunning because the expertise of constructing it, it’s going to be a implausible film for folks to see,” she mentioned.

“I observed once I was up there, the entire crew was all the time like this,” Close added as she put hand over nostril and mouth. “You by no means noticed any individual’s complete face. You simply noticed their eyes. And I as an actor, I dangle on folks’s eyes, proper. So I assumed, ‘Oh, the eyes are crucial factor.’ However once I would go and I’d say, ‘OK, I’m six toes away, can I simply see your face for 5 seconds?’ And it could be a revelation each single time.”

More often than not you had no concept what that particular person actually regarded like. And I actually really feel that we’d like our complete faces. And I’m so comfortable that now we will get right into a scenario the place we may see our faces in actual time. Meaning so much to me.”


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