Glenn Close says Gwyneth Paltrow’s Academy Award win for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love “doesn’t make sense.” The Miramax movie ended up taking the Best Picture award home that evening too, which has been debated for over 20 years now. The comedy was the first in the genre since Annie Hall (1977) to win Best Picture and many believe that it should have gone to Saving Private Ryan.
In a new interview, Glenn Close talked about being recognized for her acting work over the years. “I honestly feel that to be nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets,” Close says. However, she does see some faults in the award ceremonies and how they are structured. You can read what Close had to say below.
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“I’ve never understood how you could honestly compare performances, you know? I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won over that incredible actress