Oscars 2021: Glenn Close makes history as she loses eighth Oscar nod with no wins

Adam White
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Glenn Close on the Oscars red carpet (Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images)
Glenn Close on the Oscars red carpet (Chris Pizzelo-Pool/Getty Images)

Glenn Close has made Oscar history by losing eight times without ever winning.

At tonight’s Academy Awards, the Hillbilly Elegy actor lost in the Best Supporting Actress category to Minari star Yuh-Jung Youn.

The loss meant that Close has become the most Oscar-nominated female actor to never win. She is also the only living actor to have lost eight times, tying with the late British actor Peter O’Toole.

Before her nod for Hillbilly Elegy, Close was nominated for The World According to Garp in 1983, The Big Chill in 1984, The Natural in 1985, Fatal Attraction in 1988, Dangerous Liaisons in 1989, Albert Nobbs in 2012 and The Wife in 2019.

Of the most-nominated actors never to have won, Amy Adams trails Close with six Oscar nominations. Adams currently ties with Thelma Ritter and Deborah Kerr, who both received six Oscar nods yet no wins during their lifetimes.

While walking the red carpet tonight (26 April), Close told E! presenter Giuliana Rancic what she would do with her Oscar if she were to win.

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