Glenn Close says that Gwyneth won Paltrow’s Oscar for 1998 Shakespeare in love “makes no sense.” That evening, the Miramax film also won the Best Picture Award, which has been discussed for over 20 years. The comedy was the first in the genre since then Annie Hall (1977) for Best Picture, and many believe it should have done The soldier James Ryan.
In a new interview Glenn Close spoke of being recognized for her acting work over the years. “I honestly think it’s so good to be nominated by your peers,” says Close. However, she sees some flaws in the awards shows and how they are structured. You can read what Close had to say below.
“I never understood how to honestly compare performance, you know? I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won this incredible actress who was in Central Station and I thought “what?” It makes no sense. “
The “incredible actress” Glenn Close is referring to is the well-known Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, who, along with others, was recognized for her performance at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Central Station. Shakespeare in love is often viewed as the worst film ever to be named best film. Gwyneth Paltrow was also against Cate Blanchett for Elisabeth, Meryl Streep in A real thingand Emily Watson in Hilary and Jackie.
The 1998 Academy Awards have been talked about a lot over the years, with an emphasis on these topics Shakespeare in love. Glenn Close says, “I think who wins has a lot to do with how things were, you know if they have traction or whatever. Publicity, how much money they had to spend in front of everyone.” I have to be philosophical about it when I’m upset about it. “Harvey Weinstein paid a lot of attention to marketing the film and is believed to have heavily armed the cast and crew for each interview.
Glenn Close has been nominated seven times for an Oscar and has never won in her long career. “I’m very proud of the times when my colleagues felt that my performance deserved attention,” she said. Close was nominated for The woman, Albert Nobbs, Dangerous romances, Disastrous attraction, The natural, The great cold, and The world according to Garp. When discussing an award show during a public health crisis, Close said it was “sad” when people couldn’t get together and celebrate. However, she’s still focused on her craft: “I just hope I can find the pieces again and again because I often think it’s about the role.” You can read the rest of the interview with Glenn Close above, thanks to the YouTube channel Popcorn with Peter Travers.