Robbed at The Oscars: Glenn Close

Published: 6th Jan, 2009

Academy, why do you ignore this woman (right)?

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Never the most beautiful face in the crowd, Glenn Close is a big movie star because she’s excellent at acting. It may have helped that her bulbous blonde hair was perfectly feathery and moist for the 1980s crowd, but under the mane beat the heart of a true thespian. An Oscar worthy actress. And yet, she has never been rewarded for her fantastic work, even though Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman have – and both of those women are horrible actresses, by the way.

Her first three big Hollywood films – The World According to Garp (Robin Williams hilarity), The Big Chill (middle class summer festival), and The Natural (baseball mayhem with Roberts Duvall and Redford) – all garnered her a Best Supporting Actress nomination (in 1982, 1983, 1984). And for two consecutive years – 1987 and 1988 – she was up for Best Actress, first time around for her tour de force in Fatal Attraction, then as some kind of aristocratic bitch in Dangerous Liaisons. Amongst those who have stolen her crown are Linda Hunt and Cher. That’s right – Cher.

See Cher stealing more of Glenn Close’s thunder after the jump…

Josh Burt
About the author:

Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

One Response to Robbed at The Oscars: Glenn Close

  1. Paul Voorhies says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Ms. Close’s performance in Fatal Attraction was so dead on disturbing that it scared the shit out of the largely male Academy. She did such a great job in the role that she literally scared the voters, who chose to reward Chet’s performance in Moonstruck. I like Cher just fine, but Close’s performance was in an entirely different league. It still stands as one of the most iconic female performances of the 80s. Who did Cher play again??

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