Glenn Close: ‘I don’t think I’m loser’ for not winning an Oscar yet

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Glenn Close received her eighth Oscar nomination this year for her role in Hillbilly Elegy. Glenn did not take home a statue, tying her with Peter O’Toole for the most nominated actors without a win. Glenn, who delighted us with a performance of the dance “Da Butt” during the show, remains unbothered. In an interview with The Associated Press, Glenn was asked how she felt about not winning an Oscar yet. Glenn said that she doesn’t feel like a loser and that “winning” or “losing” is not what it’s about. She stated that the press likes to create winner and loser narratives which is unnecessary. In her eyes, being nominated already makes her a winner. Here’s more of what Glenn had to say, via People:

“First of all, I don’t think I’m a loser,” she told the AP.

“Who in that category is a loser? You’re there, you’re five people honored for the work that you’ve done by your peers. What’s better than that?” the Hillbilly Elegy star said. “And I honestly feel that the press likes to have winners and losers. And then they say, ‘Who is the worst dressed?’ And, you know, ‘Who made the worst speech?’ Forget it. It’s not what it’s about.”

“I say, f— them!” Close concluded.

In addition to Hillbilly Elegy, which earned her a nomination, the star was previously recognized for her roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, Albert Nobbs and The Wife, as well as The World According to Garp, The Big Chill and The Natural.

Ahead of the Oscars last month, E!’s Giuliana Rancic asked Close whether she had thought about where she’d put her award if she nabbed the Actress in a Supporting Role award.

“I actually haven’t, but I have this fantasy — and I think I [would] actually do it — that I might take it to the local library for people to look at; I might take it to the coffee shop I go to a lot,” said Close.

“So that people can actually see what it’s like. [To] kind of bring this world into everyday life. That’s what I will do,” she continued.

[From People]

I feel Glenn is consistently robbed by the Academy. The woman’s career is incredible and up there with Meryl Streep. I was obsessed with Glenn in Damages and I enjoyed her in almost everything except for Hillbilly Elegy. I tried watching that movie and Glenn did well with the material but I just couldn’t get into it. However, her performance in Fatal Attraction should have definitely won her an Oscar. (Female villains and anti-heroes rarely win though.)

I love Glenn’s fantasy to show off her Oscar to people at the library or coffee shop. I also like how Glenn said that it was good for her to be around her “people,” other performers, for the first time in over a year because of COVID. I am sure many actors and musicians struggled not being able to be with other creatives. Glenn is right that the media likes to create winners and losers but doesn’t recognize that being nominated already makes someone a winner. With that being said, it is far time that Glenn wins an Oscar. And until the day the Academy recognizes Glenn’s brilliance, as Glenn would say, f*** them.

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