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    I think it’s because she has a harsh face and was never an ingenue. She known for playing unlikeable characters, is considered unattractive by Hollywood standards (read her interviews about hearing AFTER her casting how much the studios did NOT want her to play Alex Forrest because of her looks). Even compared to Frances McDormand (who won her first Oscar for playing the cheery and warm Marge Gundersen) Glenn seems to lack warmth for people. The Academy likes their actresses to seem warm and nice.

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    Close’s best bets now are to use this career momentum/shocking Oscar snub/public outpouring to do three vital things:

    1. Get back on television. Doesn’t have to be a long series commitment, but limited series could work. I think she could win another Emmy fairly easily, though the stage seems more like Close’s comfort zone. Go for another Tony win then!

    2. Fast track the “Sunset Blvd” musical like today. Whatever lobbying/fundraising/hand-holding needs to be done, do whatever it takes! I genuinely think Close can win LEAD on her 8th nomination. Geraldine Page did, and she was on Close’s stature and talent level.

    3. Accept the Honorary Oscar invite if/when its presented to you. There’s precedent for winning a competitive Oscar after this (see Paul Newman, Spike Lee, etc.), but have that fail-safe in place regardless.

    If the Academy genuinely “hated” her, then they wouldn’t nominate her anymore. But I’d use this dirty Oscar snub to push forward to make myself undeniable for a future win and not easily begrudged.

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    Close’s best bets now are to use this career momentum/shocking Oscar snub/public outpouring to do three vital things:

    1. Get back on television. Doesn’t have to be a long series commitment, but limited series could work. I think she could win another Emmy fairly easily, though the stage seems more like Close’s
    comfort zone. Go for another Tony win then!

    2. Fast track the “Sunset Blvd” musical like today. Whatever lobbying/fundraising/hand-holding needs to be done, do whatever it takes! I genuinely think Close can win LEAD on her 8th nomination. Geraldine Page did, and she was on Close’s stature and talent level.

    3. Accept the Honorary Oscar invite if/when its presented to you. There’s precedent for winning a competitive Oscar after this (see Paul Newman, Spike Lee, etc.), but have that fail-safe in place regardless.

    If the Academy genuinely “hated” her, then they wouldn’t nominate her anymore. But I’d use this dirty Oscar snub to push forward to make myself undeniable for a future win and not easily begrudged.

    They have a writer and director for Sunset. She’s probably going to get it done.

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    They have a writer and director for Sunset. She’s probably going to get it done.

    I know that. I listened to Close’s Goldderby interview. But far more needs to happen beyond those commitments (which could falter just as easily now that she’s lost) for “Sunset Blvd” to become a reality.

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    They have a writer and director for Sunset. She’s probably going to get it done.

    I hope so. Cause I got the impression at first that  SB would be made if she won Oscar for the Wife. But if she can make it regardless she must absolutely try!

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    I think it’s because she has a harsh face and was never an ingenue. She known for playing unlikeable characters, is considered unattractive by Hollywood standards (read her interviews about hearing AFTER her casting how much the studios did NOT want her to play Alex Forrest because of her looks). Even compared to Frances McDormand (who won her first Oscar for playing the cheery and warm Marge Gundersen) Glenn seems to lack warmth for people. The Academy likes their actresses to seem warm and nice.

    Glenn is very nice. She’s shy but very nice. Olivia is hardly a beauty so I’m not convinced this is based solely on appearances. Glenn had a horrible childhood so I’m guessing she’s rather guarded. Oddly when I’ve seen her onstage and in a talkback she’s very approachable and yes warm.

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    SHT L
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    I know Close is not as petty as me and is celebrating her best life at 70+ now and will attend all the events she’s invited to, but if I was her, if I had another vehicle that was getting me Oscar buzz and started getting nominated for awards again, I’d just attend the other awards (even if I expect to lose) and go to all the parties and do all the press for it, and if I get an Oscar nomination, announce the day after voting ends that I will not attend the ceremony. Then just attend like Elton John or Madonna’s Oscar party and then do all the post-Oscar parties looking great. I wouldn’t even get anybody to accept for me with a prepared speech, just have the presenters accept on my behalf and have the Academy hand deliver it to me at the Governor’s Ball or Vanity Fair party or whatever.

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    I still think that Glenn will pull this off in the future-her loss was a big deal but Colman was definitely a much stronger contender then many thought she was even though many of those people knew Colman had a shot at winning. I honestly think that merit and poor campaigning in regards to getting enough people to see The Wife doomed her. Still Alice came late in the year and then went into wide release in 2015 and The Wife was released in August and then barely discussed at all until Close”s Globe win. Before that some were thinking she even could be snubbed. If enough voters weren”t that passionate about the idea of giving Close an Oscar I think the film definitely had something to do with it. If it had been released later Close could have caught lightning in a bottle and set up a domino effect that would have made her the front runner at the Globes, at least win her a few more critics awards, and maybe even then she could have won the BAFTA. She was just never an unstoppable force due to ill timing while most of the overdue winners fit that bill better then she did. The ill timing was unfortunate due to the fact that her competition was stronger then Moore”s, DiCaprio”s,Jeff Bridges”s and Winslet”s. I feel like Sony Pictures Classics thought it could turn Glenn into an unbeatable juggernaut by releasing her film in the summer which has helped contenders like Christopher Plummer,Octavia Spencer,Heath Ledger(although of course his death several months earlier had an impact), and Cate Blanchett take a hold on the race and never let go. But then Gaga comes along and becomes the favorite while The Wife begins to fade away and then The Favorite pops up with Olivia Colman becoming a possible contender. Even with her Globe plus SAG win it just seems as if there wasn”t enough support for her or The Wife to turn the Globe win into a complete game changer in the race.

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    I know that. I listened to Close’s Goldderby interview. But far more needs to happen beyond those commitments (which could falter just as easily now that she’s lost) for “Sunset Blvd” to become a reality.

    I think if she’d won there might be less incentive to get the film made. Now there’s a fire under her ass so to speak. I think she’s going to push and invest herself if need be. This role actually became hers. It deserves to be immortalized in film. I predict it’ll get fast tracked because ALW has money to burn and they’ll use British producers (enter BAFTAs). Maybe a British ingenue for Betty? Sheridan Smith fits the bill.

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    Hollywood has always considered Glenn Close a low rent Meryl Streep, and favored her. Even back in the 80’s, they liked her, but didn’t love her.

     

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    Hollywood has always considered Glenn Close a low rent Meryl Streep, and favored her. Even back in the 80’s, they liked her, but didn’t love her.

    Their loss then. Glenn Close live is one of the most thrilling acting experiences ever as are her noted film and television performances. She goes to places many actresses will not go. She’s a true testament to the craft of acting and American acting is stronger for having her be a representative of it.

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    Spike Lee and Ennio are the living proof that you still can get a competitive Oscar after your Honorary. But I dunno about Glenn.

    I really feel bad and sad and still mourning for her lost victory. I have a feeling that no matter how good her next film and performance is…I think she will not campaign or enthusiastic anymore in terms of awards and nominations. She maybe exhausted now.

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    Hollywood has always considered Glenn Close a low rent Meryl Streep, and favored her. Even back in the 80’s, they liked her, but didn’t love her.

    As a theater lover I prefer Glenn’s acting. I deeply respect Meryl but always felt Glenn just was the role and unless Meryl is doing comedy (for some reason Meryl’s comedy really comes off well to me-Devil Wears Prada is my favorite of her performances) I’m sort of always aware she’s acting.

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    I think she should wait to make her big play again. Maybe get a nice supporting role this year to keep your name out there but then come back stronger for the 2021 race.

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    SHT L
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    I’m trying to think of some great unfilmed PLAYS that Close could do in a film adaptation. Maybe Albee’s Three Tall Women though Glenda Jackson just won a Tony for doing it (so did Laurie Metcalf after losing all those awards to Janney). Theatre tends to have some great work for older actresses and as theatrical pieces, they’ll be scene chewing scenes throughout. Speaking of being a low-rent Streep, I’m actually a fan of Streep (especially when she’s giving a performance like in Adaptation) but I think Glenn Close would have been a much better fit in August: Osage County. I know she was Oscar nominated but I thought Streep was truly bad in that one. Like she was almost lost.

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