Gwyneth Paltrow reacts to Glenn Close’s Oscar comments – .

Gwyneth Paltrow reacts to Glenn Close’s Oscar comments – .

Gwyneth Paltrow says she had no idea Glenn Close once said that his 1999 Oscar win for “Shakespeare In Love” made “no sense.”

“I just heard that from you, Andy!” I’ve never heard of it, ”the 49-year-old actress told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on Thursday.

He had asked Paltrow what his reaction had been to Close’s comments during a “Plead the Fifth” game, in which famous guests were asked a series of questions but could only “beg the fifth” for the sake of it. one of them.

“Well, I guess I have to do it because I don’t know enough about it,” replied the founder of GOOP. “So I plead the fifth. “

The statement in question was made by Close, 74, during a 2020 interview with ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers”.

Gwyneth Paltrow plays "Plead the fifth" to "Watch what is happening live"
Gwyneth Paltrow laughed when asked about Glenn Close, saying her Oscar win “didn’t make sense.”
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“I honestly think being nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets. Besides, I never understood how you could honestly compare performance, you know? Close said at the time. “I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won over this amazing actress who was in ‘Central Station’ and I thought, ‘What?’ That does not make sense.

The “Fatal Attraction” actress refers to Fernanda Montenegro, who was nominated alongside Paltrow at the 1999 Oscars.

Gwyneth Paltrow holding her Academy Award after winning the 1999 ceremony
Gwyneth Paltrow holding her Academy Award after winning the “Best Actress” award in 1999.
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Close went on to suggest that Oscar winners could be selected for reasons other than performance, such as “if [a film] has traction or whatever.

“Advertising, how much money did they have to put it in plain sight, I must be philosophical about it, if I was upset about it. “

Paltrow’s Oscar victory was the first and only time she was nominated for the award. Meanwhile, Close has been nominated for an Oscar eight times over the past four decades.


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