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April 17, 2021 at 12:46 am #1204204898
Close is dead last. Why would anyone outside of the acting branch care about her overdue status that was manufactured on a false pretense she is somehow deserving of an Oscar for mediocre work? The way the Academy is becoming more diverse and international only hurts Close because she is only known for her movies in America in the 80’s.
I don’t want to log in into a forum to read stuff like «Close is dead». It is offensive and problematic under many points of view. And your post is ageist.April 9, 2021 at 1:02 am #1204187639
Youn vs. Bakalova. Olivia dark horse. Amanda and Glenn both found dead in Miami.
The found dead joke is offensive. Please stop.April 6, 2021 at 7:02 am #1204181496
Precedent is precedent. That’s the point I was making. It can theoretically happen again.
Of course but it’s harder. Times are changed since then. SAGS emerged as an important precursors, BAFTA do anticipate Oscars, etc. That’s why we rely so much on them. I’d love for Glenn to win, but at this time of her legacy and career she doesn’t seem really interested at all. She’s a living legend, much more than half of the actual winners. Tell me someone that can reach a nod with a film trashed like H.E.April 6, 2021 at 4:01 am #1204181305
Glenn Close has Swan Song coming up — maybe that’ll be a stronger bid in the category for next season? Sunset Blvd is not happening. And even if it did happen it won’t be her Judy.
Don’t know. It’s a sci-fi project and the role seems too small.April 6, 2021 at 1:57 am #1204181226
Glenn’s stans (like me): she is over for this particular race. Nothing is set in stone, but the times in which actors like Page could prevail at the last time are done. Now, with the precursors system, it’s easy to predict wins and even major upstets – like Colman’s, which was totally not an upset for me.
What Glenn Close needs now is a good film role, which I’m sure will arrive: she is building her status as a major, mature movie star over 70 alongside Streep. Sunset Blvd.? Who knows.
I am very happy for Youn Yuh-jung!April 5, 2021 at 12:55 am #1204178537
If Close was to win anywhere it would be at SAG since Amy Adams was also nominated indicating SAG actually liked Hillbilly. Her recent instagram post is an appreciation post for the fun award season she’s been apart of. SAG is her last stop before the Oscars. And she congratulates and praises Youn in it when she didn’t do the same for Foster or Bakalova. It’s almost like she’s rooting for Youn to win.
She praised Foster, too. Research better.April 2, 2021 at 1:18 am #1204170250
People, Jodie Foster literally won the Globe. This race is wide open. Watch Zengel snatch SAG and Seyfried getting the gold.March 29, 2021 at 7:24 am #1204163534
The reason is because the general public want her to win an Oscar badly. That’s why she’s getting all these nominations that aren’t translating to wins. If Meryl Streep had done these movies, no one would have wished for her to get nominated. That’s how biased folks are because she did nothing nomination worthy in Nobbs and Wife. Streep wouldn’t even have been nominated for Hillbilly
She gets nominated because Academy keeps voting for her. AMPAS couldn’t care less that general public wants Glenn to win an Oscar. The revisionism of some goes beyond logic and reaches outlandish heights.March 25, 2021 at 4:28 pm #1204158189
Between Albert Nobbs and Hillbilly Elegy, Close has only starred in eleven films (I am excluding uncredited cameos).
What both Albert Nobbs and The Wife share in common is that they were passion projects of Close and she delivered acclaimed performances in both in spite of them having fairly average (or in Albert Nobbs‘ case mixed) reviews.
Hillbilly Elegy is a different case where a film attracts attention for its pedigree, is a big commercial and critical flop but then one performance from the film attracts some attention because of the person who gives it and actors extend their sympathies to that performer and throw a “thank you” nod at SAG to them. An example of this is Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy. The only reason Close got the Oscar nomination was because of the weak field.
Ok, there’s some odd revisionism in here.
A) «Only» 11 films, for a +60 y.o. actress, is a good amount of work.
B) The Wife had not «average» reviews. It has positive reviews (86% on RT and 77 on MT).
C) Hillbilly Elegy has been panned by critics but I could never ever tell it is a commercial failure.
D) Academy had the chance to throw a nod to a legend like Burstyn, to Fishback in a loved film, to Zengel in another appreciated movie, to Globe winner Jodie Foster. Yet they decided to go with Close. And not for the field to be weak, but because they did appreciate her performance. Deal with it. Will she win? Who knows. Yet she’s there.
One last thing. Stop saying you do like Close. You simply don’t and there’s nothing wrong (unless you do insult her for no reasons). Just don’t pretend to be wise or else about her. You do just spread, let’s say… wrong? messages. You’d be more honest by telling you dislike her. Really.March 25, 2021 at 3:36 am #1204157184
This thread is pure of revisionism, hatred and ageism.
First of all: The Wife got good reviews and Close had massive raves. That’s a fact, there are links, etc. The film itself had a good box-office run for a limited release in August. Datas are easily to be found.
Second: Albert Nobbs was enough loved to reach Academy’s hearts. And that’s a fact. Close had good personal reviews, she was coming from a successful Tv show and the nod was clearly a welcome back accolade. To make room for her, they left out Swinton and many more appreciated stars. They wanted her.
Third: Close is an icon. An Oscar-less icon, yet an icon. Deal with it. Aside from Oscar, she piloted her career through ways she desired, combined to what industry could do for her. And she got it the right way. In the 1990s, she chose to appear in both mainstream films (Air Force One, 101 Dalmations, Mars Attacks!) and indie production. She never renounced to her first dreams, being a theatre star, and it is useless by me to remember all the triumph she had on stage. She paved the way for many film stars to reach success in TV movies and shows, after years of snubbish attitude towards little screen. She then came back fully on films, getting three Oscar nods anytime she was in contention. Also for a panned film like Hillbilly Elegy.
We’re talking and writing about her – fans, stans, haters, normal people – since… forever. And not just because she’s overdue. She’s a treasure, an acting champion and (as it seems) a wonderful human being. There are several actress of her range with Oscars and undeniable talent (Lange, Spacek, Keaton, Huston, Field) that are outstanding, but never had the cultural impact Close has created with her characters. Then again, who cares about the Oscars? They’re funny, they’re the most important awards for entertainment, of course, but they should not set the way to a revisionism like this.
This thread is offensive and should be discussed for closure.March 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm #1204148937
I think everyone is kinda done with her. Netflix didn’t even send HE screeners to SAG. Even Glenn herself is done and suddenly remains silent since the Oscar nomination morning (not even a thank you post on Instagram??). I guess since Glenn already achieved the unachievable feat of getting nominated, she already won big time and probably doesn’t care anymore.
Who says this?March 21, 2021 at 3:24 am #1204148058
Despite some trolling stuff in here, it’s time not to be too much romantic. AMPAS denied Miss Bacall – a powerful legend of Hollywood – her golden statuette in order to award Miss Binoche in a much stronger film. So a potential snub for Close is likely (yeah, I know, Bacall was at her first, etc., yet…).
But I do think that some hope for Close is possible: I have the feeling that the kind of voters that could prefer Bakalova e Yuh-jung Youn would end up splitting preferences. That leaves space for reactionary voters, that would probably go towards Close and perhaps Seyfried. British block is all the way for Colman, I suppose.March 19, 2021 at 8:18 am #1204145011
Lol @ people believing that screen icon Glenn Close, who has worked with the likes of Robert Altman, George Roy Hill and Stephen Frears, who is currently a theatre master, who is considered an acting legend… could see her legacy affected by an Oscar that is going to be hated from who? Film Twitter? Some bitter pundit? The fans of another film? Please. Life and legacy are not the once-in-a-year fandom of somethingNot now