She’s Close-ing the gap between great and terrible.
In case you thought “Hillbilly Elegy” wasn’t polarizing enough, Glenn Close just received both an Oscar nomination and a Razzie nod for her part in the divisive film.
The 73-year-old thespian is a contender for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Appalachian granny Bonnie “Mamaw” Vance in the Ron Howard-directed flick, which holds a fetid 25% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, “Elegy” clocks in at 85% among general audiences.
Despite being nominated a staggering eight times, the “101 Dalmatians” star has yet to win an Academy Award. To get her hands on Oscar gold this year, Close will have to beat out fellow nominees Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”), Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”) and Youn Yuh-jung (“Minari”).
Failing a win, the “Fatal Attraction” actress will fortunately still have a chance to nab Worst Supporting Actress at this year’s Razzies. There she’s in the company of Lucy Hale (“Fantasy Island”), Maggie Q (“Fantasy Island”), Kristen Wiig (“Wonder Woman 1984”) and Maddie Ziegler (“Music”).
Receiving simultaneous nods for the highest and lowest honors in the industry may seem paradoxical. However, this cinematic two-fer has happened twice before: James Coco received the dueling nominations for 1981’s “Only When I Laugh,” followed by Amy Irving for 1983’s “Yentl.” As neither actor won either award, here’s hoping Close can be the first to hold both accolades.