Glenn Close will not attend the Oscars after testing positive for COVID-19

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Glenn Close will not be present at the 2023 Oscars in on Sunday night after testing positive for COVID-19, the actress’s representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

A rep for the Oscar-nominated actress told associated Press That she is currently in isolation and taking rest. Close was expected to feature upwards 40 Other Hollywood NamesIncluding Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, Ariana DeBose, Harrison Ford, Jessica Chastain, Samuel L. Jackson, Janelle Monáe and John Cho.

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Last year, Lin-Manuel Miranda refused to join at the 94th Annual Oscars in at the Dolby Theater in person after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier this awards season, nominees and presenters Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Jamie Lee Curtis were absent from the Critics’ Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19. The news came the week after the Golden Globes.

Mask requirements, along with proof of COVID testing and vaccinations, were a mixed bag this awards season, with some events requiring nothing at all for their in-person ceremonies, while others, like the Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, required either testing require proof of vaccination or both.

This year’s Oscars required the press to be tested but not required to provide proof of vaccination. Those seated inside Dolby for the show in the orchestra or first balcony also had to take the test.

The 95th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Returning to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, leading the evening for the third time.

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The Hollywood Reporter has contacted the Academy about a possible replacement for Close.


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