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Who Will Win An Oscar First? #3: Bening Vs. Close

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  • AMG
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    Results from previous polls:

    #1: Bradley Cooper = 31% Vs. Leonardo DiCaprio = 69%
    #2: Amy Adams = 68% Vs. Jessica Chastain = 32%

    Poll Three: Annette Bening vs. Glenn Close

    Bening has 4 career nominations, 3 leading and 1 supporting. 
    Close has been nominated 6 times; three as supporting, 3 as leading.

    Glenn Close jointly holds the record as the most nominated actress without a win.

    Annette Bening is currently working on an Untitled Warren Beatty project.
    Glenn Close could have four releases within the next 12 months: Anesthesia, 5 to 7, Always On My Mind & The Great Gilly Hopkins.

    But who will win an Oscar first?
     

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    It feels implausible that Close will win a competitive Oscar—shotgun her an honorary one. Bening is secure in winning a competitive one. Especially after Julianne Moore’s much deserved career win.

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    Glenn Close could have four releases within the next 12 months: Anesthesia, 5 to 7, Always On My Mind & [b]The Great Gilly Hopkins.[/b]

    But who will win an Oscar first?

    12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.

    Kathy Bates plays Maime Trotter. It would be a vehicle for her if it were to become an awards contender. 

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    FilmGuy619
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    I’m thinking Glenn Close. If she does win, something tells me it will be in supporting. Those categories are much kinder to character actors/actresses. Plus, she is older than Bening. So, I’m guessing that whenever Close gets a baity role in the future, her time will finally come. Just ask Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, and Al Pacino. They took roles that are catnip to voters (Alzheimer’s victim, role in Holocaust movie, man suffering from blindness) and look what happened. 

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    KyleBailey
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    I think Close just in terms of her choices in the past few years rather than Bening. Bening got good reviews in Danny Collins but before that Kids are all Right was here last really well reviewed film that she was the star in (Ruby Sparks is worth noting). Close has been doing theater since Nobbs but has a better track record. 

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    Troy
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    Close.  She is the better actress of the two and I feel chooses roles that challenge her and are varied.

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    alias571
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    Close also has The Wife coming up. It doesn’t have a distributor yet, but the role seems baity enough and with a good campaign that points out how overdue she is, she could finally win. Not to mention that Bening is nowhere near as prolific and hasn’t had much luck with her projects lately.

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    Final2
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    Glen Close.

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    Gucci
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    Glenn Close, easily.

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    GusCruz
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    I feel like Bening gets offered better roles

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    Robert Russaw
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    Both women are overdue, IMO.   I think with the right project, either women could win.  Close seems to work slightly more than Bening, which would be the only reason I would say she would win her first.   I will still say that Close should have won for Dangerous Liaisons, while Bening should have won for Being Julia.

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    Tim Parr
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    Both women are overdue, IMO.   I think with the right project, either women could win.  Close seems to work slightly more than Bening, which would be the only reason I would say she would win her first.   I will still say that Close should have won for Dangerous Liaisons, while Bening should have won for Being Julia.

    Agreed. She was great in Dangerous Liaisons. I’ll never get Jodie Foster winning. Add to it that she rightfully could have won the year before with Fatal Attraction and I really am baffled that she didn’t. I really think Glenn’s time will come eventually. Look at Geraldine Page. She won lost 7, won on number 8 (similar to Pacino), and beat Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple for which she clearly should have won. I figure she’ll get a career win at some point with the only downside being it may not be the best performance that year. 

    As for Annette Bening, I’ll never understand the she’s so overdue sentiment. With The Kids Are All Right, it was her 4th bid and folks said she was overdue and deserved it for that film. I didn’t get how Bening was overdue, yet her co-star (Julianne Moore) was just as good to me and didn’t get much attention or even a nom. My only guess is because she lost to the same person twice with her best performances. 
    Aside, remember when Hilary Swank was nominated for a SAG in 2010 alongside Bening? I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall in the Bening/Beatty household when that news came through.  

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    jenniesmith
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    I’m thinking Glenn Close

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