Glenn Close Admits She Was Surprised by Gwyneth Paltrow’s 1999 Oscar Win

Glenn Close is opening up about the Academy Awards.

The 73-year-old Hillbilly Elegy actress got candid in an interview with ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers.

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During the discussion, she talked about her feelings about awards shows, as well as comparing different performances, and she used Gwyneth Paltrow‘s 1999 Best Actress win for Shakespeare in Love as an example of one that didn’t “make sense” to her.

“I honestly feel that to be nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets. And then, I’ve never understood how you could honestly compare performances, you know? I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won over that incredible actress who was in Central Station and I thought, ‘What?’ It doesn’t make sense,” she explained.

“So I think who wins has a lot of things to do with how things have been, you know, whether it has traction or whatever. Publicity, how much money did they have to put it out in front of everybody’s sight. I have to be philosophical about it, if I was upset about it,” she continued.

“I’m very proud of the times that my peers have felt that my performance was worthy of attention,” she added.

Gwyneth Paltrow recently posted a very emotional picture with her kids.


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