Movie-Still Monday – Oscar Edition: Glenn Close

Glenn Close - Big ChillThis year, Glenn Close earned her seventh Oscar nomination for her role in The Wife.  She received her second nominated for her role in The Big Chill.  Though the film is truly and ensemble piece, Close is a standout for her role as Sarah, the friend and former lover of recently deceased college friend, Alex (a never seen Kevin Costner). Her vulnerability shines through in number of scenes, particularly the one of her sobbing in the shower just after Alex’s funeral.


Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced!

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Gary Oldman bowing down to Glenn Close

The front runners have emerged!  The Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced last night at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  The stars strolled down a silver carpet (silver because this was the 25thAnnual Screen Actors Guild Awards) hoping to take home the award and get one step closer to the Oscar stage.

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Rami Malek

Rami Malek and Glenn Close solidified their status as the ones to beat for Best Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture.  Malek won for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsodyand Close won for her work as a put upon spouse in The Wife.  Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pianist Don Shirley in Green Book.

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Emily Blunt

The big surprises were in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble categories.  Emily Blunt, who was unceremoniously snubbed by the Oscars last week, won Best Supporting Actress for her work in A Quiet Place.  Since she did not receive an Oscar nomination, there does not seem to be an obvious one to beat in the Supporting Actress category.  A fight to the death is the only way to decide the winner!  Ok, maybe I have been watching too much GLOW. 

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Cast of Black Panther

The denizens of Wakanda were awarded the coveted Best Ensemble award for their work in Black Panther.  While this award is not generally predictive of which film will win Best Picture, it certainly gives Black Panther some much needed momentum.  At the beginning of awards season, A Star is Born was being touted as the film to beat.  However, with the loss at the Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, and the SAGs, it doesn’t look like Star will have a great impact at the Oscars.


-Ariadne Ansbro


See full winners list below:

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Cast of Black Panther

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • A Star Is Born
  • WINNER: Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Crazy Rich Asians
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Glenn Close

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Emily Blunt — Mary Poppins Returns
  • WINNER: Glenn Close — The Wife
  • Olivia Colman — The Favourite 
  • Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Rami Malek

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale — Vice
  • Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
  • WINNER: Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen — Green Book
  • John David Washington — BlacKkKlansman
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Emily Blunt

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams — Vice
  • WINNER: Emily Blunt — A Quiet Place
  • Margot Robbie — Mary Queen of Scots
  • Emma Stone — The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz — The Favourite
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Mahershala Ali

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • WINNER: Mahershala Ali — Green Book
  • Timothée Chalamet — Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott — A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • WINNER: Black Panther
  • Mission: Impossible — Fallout


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Sandra Oh

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Julia Garner — Ozark
  • Laura Linney — Ozark
  • Elizabeth Moss — The Handmaid’s Tale
  • WINNER: Sandra Oh — Killing Eve
  • Robin Wright — House of Cards
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Jason Bateman

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Jason Bateman — Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us
  • Joseph Fiennes — The Handmaid’s Tale
  • John Krasinski — Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
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Rachel Brosnahan

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Allison Brie — GLOW
  • WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Jane Fonda — Grace and Frankie
  • Lily Tomlin — Grace and Frankie
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Tony Shalhoub

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alan Arkin — The Kominsky Method
  • Michael Douglas –The Kominsky Method
  • Bill Hader — Barry
  • WINNER: Tony Shalhoub — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Henry Winkler — Barry
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Patricia Arquette

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

  • Amy Adams — Sharp Objects
  • WINNER: Patricia Arquette — Escape at Dannemora
  • Patricia Clarkson — Sharp Objects
  • Penélope Cruz — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Emma Stone — Maniac
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Darren Criss

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

  • Antonio Banderas — Genius: Picasso
  • WINNER: Darren Criss — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Hugh Grant — A Very English Scandal 
  • Anthony Hopkins — King Lear
  • Bill Pullman — The Sinner
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Cast of This is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • The Americans
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Ozark
  • WINNER: This Is Us
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Cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta
  • Barry
  • GLOW
  • The Kominsky Method
  • WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

  • Marvel’s Daredevil
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • The Walking Dead
  • Westworld
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Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award: Alan Alda



Midweek Topic: Top 5 Oscar Snubs of All Time

Titanic (1997), Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), The Great Gatsby (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Inception (2010), The Departed (2006), Romeo+Juliet (1996), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), The Basketball Diaries (1995), The Quick and the Dead (1995). What hasn’t Leonardo DiCaprio been in?! One of the most impressive filmography known to man and yet not one Oscar. Not one. So who else has been in DiCaprio’s shoes? MoviefiedNYC looks at The Top 5 Oscar snubs of all time.

1. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is a legend. Movies can now be described as “Hitchcockian” for goodness sake! Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), Spellbound (1954), Rebecca (1940), Vertigo (1958), and North by Northwest (1959) are just the tip of the iceberg. So how many Oscars has Hitchcock raked in over the years? Zero. He was eventually presented with an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He famously said: “Thank you.” 

2. Judy Garland

A Star is Born (1954), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), The Wizard of Oz (1939). Each of these cinema classics star the fabulous Judy Garland, and what does she have to show for it? One ‘Juvenile Award’ that she won in 1940 for her “outstanding performance as a screen juvenile during the past year.”That’s it. Her career included her being Dorthy and still no Oscar?! For shame Academy. For shame.

3. Peter Lorre

Casablanca (1942), M (1931), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Peter Lorre has done it all. So what does his IMDB page have to show for it? A star on the walk of fame and an honorable mention. That’s all Peter Lorre has for a career that includes working with Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Carey Grant and Fritz Lang. That’s just upsetting.

4. Johnny Depp

Johnny ‘insane amount of range’ Depp. The man who has been just about every character known to man. Need a homicidal barber, a crazed mad hatter, a sweet love interest or a drunken pirate? Call Johnny. How about an alcoholic journalist, a wise talking criminal or an Ichabod Crane to your Headless Horseman? Depp’s you’re guy. Let’s say you’re looking for an alien astronaut, a drug addled writer or a cross dressing director? Well Mr. Depp has experience with that. The man is a morphing machine; changing his looks, his mannerisms, even the pitch of his voice, all to become a character. Somebody please get this man an Oscar!

5. Glenn Close

Albert Nobbs (2011), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Fatal Attraction (1987), The Natural (1984), The Big Chill (1983), and The World According to Garp (1982). Six Oscar Nominations and six losses. An amazing woman and fiercely talented actress who has had the Academy Award snatched from her hands her entire career! We feel for you Glenn. 
– Sinann Fetherston