I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Glenn Close is going to lose again at the Oscars. One of the greatest actresses of her time just can’t seem to catch a break.
If Peter O’Toole is the King of Oscar losers then his queen is Glenn Close.
Having lost five times to date, Close (“Albert Nobbs“) is pegged to do it again, according to the Oscarologists at GoldDerby.com, who rank her in fourth place with14 to 1 odds behind Viola Davis (8 to 13 odds for “The Help”), Meryl Streep (4 to 1 odds for “The Iron Lady”) and Michelle Williams (12 to 1 for “My Week with Marilyn”). Rooney Mara is in distant last place (33 to 1 odds for “The Girls with the Dragon Tattoo”).
Here is the list of most acting Oscar losses without a victory…
Peter O’Toole — 8
Richard Burton — 7
Deborah Kerr — 6
Thelma Ritter — 6
Glenn Close — 5 (number 6 is sure to come on Sunday night)
Irene Dunne — 5
Albert Finney — 5
Arthur Kennedy — 5
Geraldine Page lost more often than all other actresses — seven times — but then she finally won for “The Trip to Bountiful” (1985) so she’s no longer on this infamous list of losers.
The same can be said of Al Pacino who had lost seven times before winning for 1992′s Scent Of A Woman.
As great as Meryl Streep is, if she loses this Sunday that will be 15 losses out of 17 nominations. The Oscars can be cruel and unpredictable.