Glenn Close claps back at press coverage highlighting her 8 Oscar losses: 'F--- them'

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  • After the 2021 Oscars, many headlines spotlighted Glenn Close's record 8 losses.

  • In an AP interview, Close was informed of one story and responded to the suggestion she's a loser.

  • Close colorfully responded, in part: "I say, f--- them."

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Glenn Close does not mince words when it comes to people insinuating she's a "loser" for not nabbing an Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards last month.

In an interview with The Associated Press, the legendary actress was told about a headline that the Los Angeles Times ran after the Oscars, highlighting her nominations record and losses - "After 8 Oscar losses, Glenn Close is now tied as the most nominated actor without a win" - and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson's negative reaction to it, defending Close.

In response, Close said: "Who in that category is a loser? You're there, you're five people honored for the work that you've done by your peers. What's better than that?" Close said. "And I honestly feel that the press likes to have winners and losers. And then they say, 'Who is the worst dressed?' And, you know, 'Who made the worst speech?' Forget it. It's not what it's about."

The 74-year-old actress then concluded with this colorful line: "I say, f--- them."

The Times story gained traction online after Paulson publicly came to Close's defense on Twitter, criticizing the publication's framing of the news.

"I wish this conversation would cease," she tweeted. "She's brilliant and continues to have an extraordinary and enviable career. Nighty night to this click bait convo to nowheresville."

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Close was most recently nominated in the best supporting actress category for her role in the Netflix movie "Hillbilly Elegy."

She'd previously been nominated for her work in such classics as "The Big Chill," "Fatal Attraction," and "Dangerous Liaisons."

Close may not have walked away with an Oscar this year, but she was part of one of the award show's most viral moments when during a comedy bit she spontaneously began to do a dance when the famous hip-hop track "Da Butt" began to play.

Yes, she did Da Butt dance.

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