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Glenn Close And Sinead O’Connor Should Probably Clear Their Mantles For An Oscar

This December the inimitable Glenn Close will play the role of Albert Nobbs, a woman who works as a male butler in 19th century Dublin’s most posh hotel with the hopes opening up her own tobacco shop and creating a better life. The only problem: Nobbs falls in love with a woman who happens to be dating a hunky transphobic dude.

After viewing the trailer and hearing Sinead O’Connors’ accompanying song, the two ladies might wanna start preparing their Oscar acceptance speeches for Best Original Song and Best Actress. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time a trans character won an Oscar.

In 2000, Hilary Swank snagged a Best Actress Oscar for her role as transman Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry. And while Albert Nobbs may not be a transgender man in the Brandon Teena mold, he’s at least transexual.

Close apparently co-produced and co-wrote the movie adaptation of the play Albert Nobbs as well, so perhaps she had better prepare space for a Best Adapted Screen too.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Oct 13, 2011
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  • 17 Comments
    • OVERITalready
      OVERITalready

      Thank you for this.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael in Toronto
      Michael in Toronto

      Looks AMAZING. Go Glenn.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      That’s one ugly dude! Burp.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood
      Miss Understood

      I think you have it backwards. He is absolutely transgender, which is generally
      accepted to be a broader term. Whether a non-op transgender person is a transsexual is up for discussion.

      Surgery is a luxury afforded to individuals who live in a certain time and place.
      People have always been transgender.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      I am SO going to see this movie. I’ll bet this will be an Oscar winner for Glenn Close.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Looks beautiful .

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      So glad the summer is over. Let the season of REAL movies begin! _Albert Nobbs_ looks amazing!

      Oct 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      I’m happy people are excited about this movie. It look fantastic and got rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ginasf
      Ginasf

      “And while Albert Nobbs may not be a transgender man in the Brandon Teena mold, he’s at least transexual.”

      What on earth is this statement supposed to mean?

      Oct 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pazmateo
      pazmateo

      Ok, so I’m sorry, this movie looks amazing, but I can’t help but notice the incredible resemblance to Catharine Tate playing that gay old man who always says “How VERY dare you!” to anyone who asks if he’s gay. That being said, I still very much want to see this movie.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebastian
      Sebastian

      I smell Oscar win just by the trailer. If the movie is as good as the trailer, Wow. Can not wait to see this.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      I look forward to it.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc
      Marc

      Don’t count on the Oscar yet. Even though it looks like a good one remember Brokeback Mountain – definitely should have been a winner. O

      Oct 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tigris
      Tigris

      I am so glad to see that Conan O’Brien has made the leap to feature films.

      Oct 14, 2011 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Tigris: cute. that was funny.

      Oct 14, 2011 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NoelG
      NoelG

      @Ginasf: I wonder, too.

      Oct 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GregR
      GregR

      I thought it was Red Buttons when I first saw the picture.

      Oct 18, 2011 at 5:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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