Oscars poll results: Yes, Glenn Close is by FAR the most overdue after Sunday night – sorry, Amy and Brad

Most of us thought Glenn Close (“The Wife”) would finally win her first Oscar on Sunday night after six previous losses. It was so shocking when she lost to Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) that Colman became the most apologetic award winner since Adele beat Beyonce at the Grammys. But Close isn’t the only one who left the Oscars with a big IOU. So is she really the most overdue for an award?

Yes. Yes she is.

Almost 1,000 readers responded to our poll to let us know who they thought was the most overdue. They said it was Close — and it wasn’t even close. A whopping 64% of respondents picked her as the individual most sorely in need of an Oscar, and there’s still a chance she’ll get it too. After all, Geraldine Page and Al Pacino both had to wait until their eighth tries to claim their elusive trophies.

Ranked a distant second was Amy Adams, who has now been nominated six times without a win after losing Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lynne Cheney in “Vice.” But she has accumulated those nominations in the span of less than 15 years — unlike 36 years for Close — so only 17% of readers think she’s the most overdue.

Like Close, “A Star is Born” star Bradley Cooper has been nominated seven times without a win, but he has gotten those even faster than Adams. His four acting nominations, two producing noms and one writing bid have all come in the span of six years (2012-2018). So while he has lost just as many times as Close, he hasn’t had to wait nearly as long, so only 8% of readers think he’s the most overdue.

One woman has waited almost as long as Close to win, and she has lost even more times: songwriter Diane Warren, who has 10 nominations going back to “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from “Mannequin” (1987). Her latest loss was for her song “I’ll Fight” from the documentary “RBG.” She lost to Cooper’s “Star is Born” co-star Lady Gaga for “Shallow,” which is ironic since Warren was nominated with Gaga three years ago for co-writing “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground.” But Warren also had only 8% of the vote from Gold Derby readers.

Do you agree with our poll results? Check them out below, and you can keep voting right here.

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