Glenn Close and Michael Douglas presented last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) shortly before she accepted the best actress award for The Wife. It was a fascinating Fatal Attraction reunion and highlighted how things in Hollywood are beginning to shift for older actors. Douglas and Close took the nation by storm with the psychological thriller that showed Close as a dangerous and unhinged jilted, woman who couldn’t let Douglas go after the two had a casual affair. Seeing the two present together reinforced how roles are not only opening for older actors and actresses but how well-received they are. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin were both nominated for their performances in the Netflix series The Kominsky Method.
Glenn Close is a seven-time Academy Award-nominated actress yet hasn’t won the Oscar yet. Fans are hoping this year proves to be the time Close brings the gold statue home. After many wins this award season, things are looking up for Close and there are high expectations she wins.
To date, Close has won the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival Award, Satellite Award, the Capri Actress Award, Hollywood Film Award, New Mexico Film Critics’ Award, and the San Diego Film Critics’ Society Award.
There is no doubt that winning the Oscar for her role as Joan Castleman would be a career-defining moment for Close and her fans.
During Glenn Close’s acceptance speech for winning the best actress SAG award, she made some remarks about the importance of making eye connection through films.
You may hear her speech in the video player below.
“I… one of the most powerful things that we have as human beings are two eyes looking into two eyes, and film is the only art form that allows us the close-up, and it substitutes for real life, two eyes looking into two eyes. And I think we have to remember how powerful that is in a world that is consumed with different size screens; that the power that we have are two human eyes looking into two other eyes. That will give us empathy and understanding.”
Glenn Close is known for her remarkable characters and performances and it’s no wonder why she reaches so many people. With her focus and emphasis on creating empathy through storytelling, there is no doubt that she truly is a master of her craft.
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