Glenn Close‘s fans might never recover from her shocking Best Actress Oscar loss on Sunday, but the legend herself is doing just fine, thank you very much. “I’m feeling really, really good,” Close told “Entertainment Tonight” at the Vanity Fair Oscar party (watch above).
After snagging the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Awards for “The Wife,” Close was the odds-on favorite to win and finally break her duck on her seventh Oscar bid. But it was Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) who took the Best Actress crown, stunning us all, including herself. “You’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be,” she told Close in her speech.
“I was upset about all the people who bet that I was going to win,” Close told “ET” with a hearty laugh. “All the people in Jersey, sorry.”
Keeping things in perspective, Close, now the most nominated actress without a competitive Oscar, considers the entire awards season a win even though she didn’t end up with the biggest prize of them all yet again. “I think the thing that’s meant the most to me is all the love that I’ve felt,” she said. “It has moved me. It’s overwhelmed me actually and to me, that’s it.”
Close, who swapped her gold gown for a glittery black jumpsuit for the post-ceremony festivities, certainly wasn’t stewing over her loss. She danced the night away inside the Vanity Fair party with Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Cynthia Erivo and Melissa McCarthy — and at one point fell on her back with a “huge grin” on her face, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Early Wednesday morning, Close shared a series of photos and videos on Instagram recapping the weekend, which included an Independent Spirit Awards victory speech with her adorable dog Pip, and thanking fans for their support.
“I’m back in Montana,” she wrote in one post. “My brother picked Pip and me up at the airport and took me to the same restaurant where we had celebratory pancakes the morning he woke me up to tell me I’d been nominated for an Oscar! We had some pancakes again today to celebrate the closure of an incredible awards season. I THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT.”
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I’m back in Montana. My brother picked Pip and me up at the airport and took me to the same restaurant where we had celebratory pancakes the morning he woke me up to tell me I’d been nominated for an Oscar! We had some pancakes again today to celebrate the closure of an incredible awards season. I THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT.