Glenn Close Will Not Attend Tonight’s Academy Awards, Cites Positive Covid-19 Test

The Oscars will have a bit less glamour tonight, as actress Glenn Close will not be attending after testing positive for Covid-19.

Her illness was confirmed by her spokesperson. Close was expected to present the Best Picture Award with Harrison Ford. Other presenters on the night include Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, and Ariana DeBose, among others.

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Media was required to test negative by the event producers, but did not need proof of vaccination. Those seated in the Dolby Theater orchestra and parterre sections needed to test.  No test required for attendees in Mezzanine and Balconies.

ABC will broadcast the 95th annual Academy Awards starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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