I am not a loser

NEW YORK – While Glenn Near has been nominated for eight Oscars without the need of any wins, the distinguished actor needs to make one particular detail apparent: she is not a loser.

Close has been nominated for best actress four moments and she competed for her fourth finest supporting actress honor at final month’s Academy Awards. When “Minari” star Youn Yuh-jung won the prize, the Los Angeles Instances printed an write-up with the headline, “After 8 Oscar losses, Glenn Close is now tied as the most nominated actor devoid of a acquire.” It prompted Emmy winner Sarah Paulson to tweet in Close’s protection, “I wish this discussion would cease. She’s fantastic and carries on to have an amazing and enviable occupation. Nighty evening to this click on bait convo to nowheresville.”


Near, 74, instructed The Associated Push said she did not see the posting or Paulson’s tweet, but she immediately responded with: “First of all, I really don’t think I’m a loser.”

“Who in that group is a loser? You’re there, you are five persons honored for the function that you have finished by your friends. What is improved than that?,” she reported. “And I truthfully experience that the press likes to have winners and losers. And then they say, ‘Who is the worst dressed?’ And, you know, ‘Who produced the worst speech?’ Forget about it. It’s not what it’s about.”

Seeking straight in the camera, she passionately ended with: “I say, (expletive) them!”

Close’s illustrious and revered job incorporates wins at largely at any time key awards clearly show. She is a three-time winner at the Emmy, Golden World and Tony Awards. She’s earned three Grammy nominations and competed at the Oscars with the movies “The Globe In accordance to Garp,” “The Significant Chill,” “The Purely natural,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Albert Nobbs,” “The Wife” and “Hillbilly Elegy.”


The actor mentioned a calendar year just after remaining homebound simply because of the pandemic, she definitely loved seeing her friends at the socially distanced Academy Awards.

“It was great. I signify, they ended up quite demanding,” Close claimed. “We were examined up the wazoo as we had to be. But I’ll inform you what I liked about the Oscars … you acquired to communicate to folks whose work you experienced witnessed and liked. I obtained to talk to the superb Korean female who won in my group acquired to satisfy Maria (Bakalova), who was also in my group, the great young actress from Bulgaria.

“And which is what we have to have to do. You will need to be equipped to blend with your own sort and … be capable to categorical your appreciation and how substantially you’ve been impressed by them. And that intended a great deal, I believe, to everybody,” she explained.

1 of the previous initiatives Near labored on ahead of the pandemic hit was a spoken phrase jazz album with Grammy-successful musician Ted Nash. It was released Friday and recorded in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


She explained she’s last but not least returning to New York this week for the very first time in more than a 12 months.

“I come to feel, I imagine like thousands and thousands of other people, adjusted by (the pandemic) and however disturbed by it. I believe we have to truly just take time to know that you do not appear out of a thing like this quickly. You have to truly pay focus to the place you are. It was not effortless. I consider all of us arrived out with an knowledge and I think a whole lot of stories will appear from this time,” Shut explained from Montana, wherever she’s been dwelling because late 2019. “I definitely price acquiring with each other with other people today. I value neighborhood extra. I mean, I was fortunate to be in the vicinity of my loved ones as a result of the whole detail.”

During the pandemic she was able to film “Swan Track” in Canada together with Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. The Apple Tv set+ movie does not have a launch date.


“If it is fifty percent as lovely as the experience of producing it, it’s likely to be a wonderful movie for persons to see,” she claimed.

“I recognized when I was up there, the full crew was always like this,” Close extra as she set hand about nose and mouth. “You never ever saw somebody’s total deal with. You just noticed their eyes. And I as an actor, I hold on people’s eyes, suitable. So I assumed, ‘Oh, the eyes are the most significant point.’ But when I would go and I’d say, ‘OK, I’m 6 toes away, can I just see your confront for 5 seconds?’ And it would be a revelation every single time.”

Most of the time you had no concept what that man or woman seriously seemed like. And I seriously really feel that we will need our whole faces. And I’m so joyful that now we can get into a condition where by we could see our faces in real time. That usually means a whole lot to me.”

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