Fans of Gwenyth Paltrow will remember her 1999 Best Actress Oscar win for her performance in the film Shakespeare in Love. Mostly we recall that pastel pink dress, which some loved and some, well, didn’t. At the time, the actress said, “If you think about how much people are talking about something as silly as a dress, I think it would make me absolutely incapable of leaving the house. So I just tuned it all out and wore what I thought was pretty.” CR Fashion Book notes the look is still one of the best or worst in Academy Awards history, spending on whose opinion you seek.
And now it turns out not everyone thinks Paltrow deserved the Oscar that year either. We’re not just talking about film critics — Glenn Close, who has herself been nominated for the prestigious honor many times according to IMDb has spoken out about why she was surprised her fellow A-list actor won the statue over 20 years ago.
Glenn Close roasts Gwenyth Paltrow
During a recent ABC News interview, Close, who has been making headlines due to her turn in the widely-panned Netflix movie Hillbilly Elegy, had some not-so-kind words for Paltrow (via IndieWire). “I honestly feel that to be nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets,” Close said according to Page Six, adding, “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.”
But Close wasn’t done verbally lashing Paltrow, adding, “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.”
As of time of writing, the Goop founder had not responded to Close’s comments.
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