February 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm #54273
Apparently, Glenn Close will soon tie Ritter and Kerr for the dubious
disctinction of being biggest losing actress in Oscar history. Here’s
the rundown, right? Am I forgetting anybody from the list of losers in
the range of 8, 7, 6 and 5?
Peter O’Toole – 8
Richard Burton – 7
Deborah Kerr – 6
thelma Ritter – 6
Glenn Close – 5
Albert Finney – 5
Arthur Kennedy — 5
Rosalind Russell, Greta Garbo — 4February 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm #54275
Glenn Close deserved at least one more Oscar nomination, in the Best Supporting Actress category, for REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, marvelous even playing a woman in a coma.February 8, 2012 at 12:12 am #54276
Well she’ll be sharing it so she’ll be a co-queen.February 8, 2012 at 1:32 am #54277
If Kate Winslet won on her sixth nomination, then Glenn Close should as well. Albert Nobbs is brillaint character study and window inside the lives of people just trying to survive the only way they can. That is universal and Ms. Close’s committment to making this film to share this story with the world, is a gift to us all.
Had the music branch not failed to nominate the films theme song “Lay Your Head Down” for Best Original Song which was co-written by Ms. Close, it would have ene assured she take an Oscar home on the 26th and given her the added bonus of a 7th nomination in a different category. It is a total mystery how that could have happened, the academy needs to rethink the nominating process for the music branch immediately….
In the spring of 1983 when Ms. Streep won her second Oscar (nomination #4) Best Actress Sophie’s Choice was the same year Ms. Close was nominated for the first time Best Supporting Actress, World According To Garp.
Since that time Ms. Close has gone on to win 3 Emmys, 3 Tony Awards, 2 Golden Globes, and receive 5 additional Oscar nominations. Glenn Close is due and since Ms. Streep takes most of the plum roles and leaves the scraps for Jessica Lange (who has two oscars) and Glenn Close (who has no Oscars and doesn’t seem to be generating dark horse buzz?), could Meryl say a few kind words to the press about other friend Glenn Close?
Viola Davis was wonderful in The Help, but Emma Stone was the lead in that film and poor Ms. Davis is in the wrong category, Viola Davis should win an Oscar for it, but for Best Supporting Actress and voters might consider that when casting their final ballots.
But, I remember back in 2001 when Marcia Gay Harden won Supporting Actress for Pollock and only Tom O’Neil could see it coming. So, let us hope that he soon delivers the same message about Ms. Close…..February 8, 2012 at 3:55 am #54278
Remember, it took the great Geraldine Page 8 times to finally win.
She couldve won a cheesy supporting on #7 for The Pope of greenwich village.
She couldve won for nomination #6 for the brilliant INTERIORS…
A great American actress who just kept losing..but then the right role hit!!
Hang in there Glenn Close..February 8, 2012 at 7:16 am #54279
Irene Dunne – 5February 8, 2012 at 7:41 am #54280
Kathleen Kennedy is on her seventh nomination this year and has the most of any woman without a win. Her film work and mark on films is much greater than Close, IMO, and while I don’t necessarily think she should win this year (I haven’t seen War Horse) she is certainly about as “overdue” as it gets. But since she is a producer, no one cares …February 8, 2012 at 7:46 am #54281
Close’s next role is in “Therese Raquin” with Elizabeth Olsen. There might be hope for her in supporting actress. That’s where she’ll probably have her best odds of winning an Oscar with the right role.February 8, 2012 at 8:48 am #54282
4: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Marsha Mason, Julianne MooreFebruary 8, 2012 at 10:13 am #54283
Glenn has had the misfortune of being nominated against some real locks, or seemingly locks.
1982, she was nominated as BSA for her debut in Garp, but Jessica Lange for Tootsie was probably close to a lock since she was going to lose Actress to Streep
1983, nominated again for BSA for The Big Chill, lost to Linda Hunt, a woman playing an Asian man, pretty baity and acclaimed.
1984, 3rd straight BSA nomination. Lost to Peggy Ashcroft for A Passage to India (and up against Page in her 7th nom). Not sure how much of a lock anyone was.
1987, first lead nom, Fatal Attraction. #1, Cher was beloved, “owed” for Mask (although she was great in that movie), and in a crowd pleasing Best Picture nominee. Glenn played a psychopathic slut. Oscar doesn’t like their ladies to be that mean.
1988, 2nd lead nom in a row, and in my opinion, her best shot at winning (great performance, showy performance, mean, but not a psycho, best picture nom). However, Jodie Foster had the best backstory going in to the awards. I thought she was a near lock.
I agree that she should have been nominated for Reversal of Fortune. She was wonderful as Sunny von Bulow. I don’t know if she would have beat out Whoopi for the Oscar. I think Diane Ladd got Glenn’s spot that year.February 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm #54284
Glenn Close should have won as a supporting actress for Dangerous Liaisons. She was clearly supporting there based on her half-an-hour screentime. Her performance in Reversal of Fortune was more of a leading one.
Therese Raquin could provide baity material for her, but we have to wait and see how the movie turns out at the helm of an unknown director.
Maybe a film version of Damages could do the trick. It’s unlikely there will be a film version, but I’m curious if there has ever been an actor who won Oscar and Emmy for portraying the same role.February 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm #54285
A film of Damages could be very intriguing.. I saw the first three seasons of Damages and she is very captivating in her role.February 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm #54286
Glenn and Janet deserve to win their categories; fantastic performances in a mediocre film.February 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm #54287
What Close needs is a juicy supporting role in her next film to win the Oscar. Like Alda and the upcoming winner Plummer, these actors have a better chance of winning in the supporting categories than Lead. Sides Mirren, I don’t think theres been a Best Actress winner over 60 since Jessica Tandy.