Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Outspoken Glenn Close opens up to AP about ‘loser’ label


AP entertainment journalist Mesfin Fekadu scored a revealing Zoom interview with actress Glenn Close, who was candid about journalists and others who have focused more on her Oscar losses than on celebrating her eight career nominations. Close addressed the Academy Awards issue, saying: “First of all,I don’t think I’m a loser … who in (the best supporting actress category) is a loser?” And in reference to her critics she emphatically ended with: “I say,(expletive) them!”

The quotes were widely picked up by publications from Vanity Fair to the New York Daily News,while other clients ran AP’s full story. Clients using the interview video included USA Today,MSN,Entertainment Tonight, Fox and ABC.

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