Glenn Close Will Not Attend Oscars, Tests Positive for COVID-19

An surprising absence. Glenn Shut introduced she won’t be attending the 2023 Oscars after testing constructive for COVID-19.

Her prognosis was confirmed by her spokesperson to the Related Press hours earlier than the purple carpet began on Sunday, March 12. Shut, 75, was set to current the Academy Award for Finest Image with Harrison Ford. It was designed to be an Air Pressure One reunion forward of the blockbuster movie’s twenty sixth anniversary in July.

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Ford will current the award to one of many 10 movies nominated for the coveted prize on the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles. The nominees embody All Quiet on the Western Entrance, Avatar: The Method of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, All the things All over the place All at As soon as, The Fabelmans, Tár, High Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Unhappiness and Ladies Speaking.

Although purple carpets and awards reveals have returned in full drive, the coronavirus pandemic nonetheless impacts the large occasions. Shut’s absence comes two months after many stars missed the Critics’ Alternative Awards after testing constructive. Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell have been among the many stars to overlook the January festivities.

“F—Ok COVID! Sadly, this head cheerleader just isn’t going to be in any respect the weekend festivities cheering on her associates and colleagues. Life on life’s phrases,” the All the things All over the place All at As soon as actress, 64, wrote alongside an image of three checks with constructive outcomes on the time. “I’m glad that there are all these residence checks obtainable in order that I didn’t go to the @americanfilminstitute lunch and unfold my germs.”

Curtis is anticipated to attend the Oscars and stroll the purple carpet — which isn’t going to be purple this 12 months. The 94th annual Academy Awards has a champagne carpet.

Farrell, in the meantime, revealed he has an necessary visitor with him on the present — son Henry, 12. “My youngest fellow can be my plus one. So the 2 of us are carrying the identical tuxedos and we’re wanting ahead to it,” the Eire native, 46, informed IndieWire earlier this month.

Regardless of Shut’s absence, loads of stars can be on laborious to announce the winners. Along with Ford, different presenters embody Pedro Pascal, Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Cara Delevingne, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Florence Pugh, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan and Zoe Saldaña.

The ninety fifth annual Academy Awards are being hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and can air stay on ABC Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET.