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Glenn Close says she got overwhelmed thinking of Oscar

91st Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Glenn Close
Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 19:51:49-05

Glenn Close, considered by many to be a sure thing to win her first Oscar, says she got emotional before arriving at the ceremony.

The 71-year-old nominee for best actress in "The Wife" says on the red carpet that she's not nervous but she became overwhelmed earlier Sunday thinking about what winning an Oscar would mean and how long she's been in show business. It is Close's seventh Oscar nomination, and she is the most decorated living actress to not have won an Academy Award yet.

Close says she hopes she can keep it together during the show.

She wore a shimmering gold gown that she says has four million beads on it and weighs 42 pounds.