An unexpected absence. Glenn Close announced she will not be attending the 2023 Oscars after testing positive for COVID-19.
Her diagnosis was confirmed by her spokesperson to the Associated Press hours before the red carpet started on Sunday, March 12. Close, 75, was set to present the Academy Award for Best Picture with Harrison Ford. It was designed to be an Air Force One reunion ahead of the blockbuster film’s 26th anniversary in July.
Ford will present the award to one of the 10 films nominated for the coveted prize at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles. The nominees include All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking.
Though red carpets and awards shows have returned in full force, the coronavirus pandemic still affects the big events. Close’s absence comes two months after many stars missed the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive. Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell were among the stars to…