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April 26, 2021 at 6:49 am #1204228608
I’m gutted Close loss, but so happy Youn won – Very deserving. Such a sensible speech about how all the nominees were winners in their own right and that she was lucky to have been the chosen one. And in another interview, she said that while winning was nice, getting work was the key to her success. Such an implied testament to the importance of having a career in film, and to the legacy of Glenn Close – she may not have won, but to be in the ‘room’ and still locking in nominations at the age 74, is a career is many would die for.April 18, 2021 at 4:13 am #1204206889
I think it’s gonna be a tie between Youn and Glenn. Two grandmas for the win! How great would that be!April 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm #1204177606
Glenn is loved by her peers but she did win two years ago; Youn’s win, though wonderful, was also for the film. The cast lost for Ensemble and I don’t think SAG was going to give that award to a Korean film two years in a row. I also don’t think the precursors are indicative this year. It’s still anybody’s game.
PS: I absolutely loved Glenn’s reaction to Youn winning – pretty obvious she voted for the other grandma to win.April 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm #1204171738
I hope Close wins the SAG as she is well-loved by the actors. But she did win recently and did lose 4 times in a row for Damages So she will have her detractors. I also don’t think we can use the SAG win or loss as any indication of whether she’ll win the Oscar. What happened with The Wife and Colman winning, and this very unpredictable year with different winners at the majors so far is why.March 26, 2021 at 4:17 pm #1204160218
The point of contention is that it’s incredibly ageist bullshit that for some reason (maybe b/c Close is competitive to win the Oscar and it leaves the haters so pressed), the goalposts are constantly changing for Close to win, while other perennial nominees aren’t targeted. She has to be in “Citizen Kane” apparently to win an Oscar when no one else is held to that same standard. Asking why someone is continually being nominated reeks of “why are these undeserved nods happening in the first place?” No one would dare ask this of Viola Davis, for example. It’s incredibly disingenuous and facetious, and people have rightfully called out that shit for exactly what it was.
Totally agree – somehow Close (and ok, even Streep since it took her forever to win her 3rd Oscar) are held to higher, different standards when judging their acting. It’s great cos it means they are clearly rarefied thespians who are highly regarded for their craft and what they bring to their roles, but a little unfair when they do not win.March 25, 2021 at 9:14 pm #1204158545
The evidence is with Close’s nominations. She could have been so easily snubbed. This shows both voters’ acknowledgement and confidence with the performance itself. No “tantrum” was being thrown. I was responding to your snide, backhanded accusations against Close.
Agree. That’s the problem with this thread. It’s a backhanded attack at her and her multiple nominations. If it was really about validating the actress, it would have been phrased differently.
Why not question why Emma Stone’s has had three nominations in 6 years or Davis 4 or God forbid, Lawrence 4? And please don’t tell me they all deserved those nominations because they are great acting thespians. Legends! Ridiculous thread.March 25, 2021 at 4:36 am #1204157210
Yes – offensive question. Don’t understand all the hate she’s getting. She’s a very respected actress, well loved, and taken seriously for the devotion, attention and respect she gives to the acting craft. Extremely versatile as well. Conquered stage, tv and film. The younger crop of actresses getting Oscars for one-off performances should bow down to her legendary career.March 19, 2021 at 6:35 pm #1204145933
Collecting her money by appearing in failed Oscar bait? Jk Close has been Oscar worthy four times in the past and is one of the greats but if she wins it won’t be because a release of a trailer for another panned film.
er??? ok….so if not another supposedly panned film, then what? why will she win? because she’s dying?March 19, 2021 at 3:37 pm #1204145702
Close is so winning this. The release of the trailer for Four Good Days is timed to remind voters of what she’s capable of.March 15, 2021 at 5:24 am #1204132166
Close for the win now!March 15, 2021 at 4:29 am #1204131771
YounMarch 8, 2021 at 9:42 pm #1204097184
To be fair, I’d argue that Bergman (and arguably Hepburn) deserved a 3rd less than many other legends (like Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck) And I’d argue Foster is bigger than McDormand and MUCH bigger than Close.
Wow really? Even with the depth and breadth of Close’s resume on film, tv and stage? Interesting.March 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm #1204095978
I said a ‘very special group of legends’ and I just don’t think Foster can be mentioned in the same breadth as the likes of Streep, Nicholson, Day Lewis and Bergman and Hepburn. I know she’s been going at it forever and her performance in ‘Lambs’ will forever be etched in history. But I don’t think the Academy sees her in that group.