Close and Fallon have a face-stuffing contest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Close is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for the 64th Emmy Awards for portraying Patty Hewes on Damages.
I am thrilled to be recognized by the Academy and to share this category with such exciting and accomplished actresses. Damages has been the ride of a lifetime and I am honored to represent every single one of our extraordinary team. I would not be here without them, especially, KZK, our brilliant writers and my exquisite co-star, Rose Byrne. And I thank our wonderfully loyal and engaged audience who have never wavered in their love and support of our show.
Close is nominated for Best Actress at the 84th Academy Awards for portraying Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs.
Just elated. Elated, elated.
Close plays Albert Nobbs, a hotel waiter, in this drama directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Nobbs is a woman who has been living as a man for 30 years in order to make a living for herself in 19th century Ireland. She meets Hubert Page, a painter hired to work on the hotel property where Nobbs lives and works, and is inspired to dream of a different life. Co-starring Janet McTeer and Mia Wasikowska.
People think it’s all about gender but I don’t think it is; it’s about how people survive and about how human beings need to feel safe. I think Albert is truly one of the great characters and the story, for all its basic simplicity, has a strange emotional power.
Close is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Patty Hewes on Damages.
I congratulate all my fabulous category sisters, Rosie-my partner in crime-and Lily, Marty and Ted, who are brilliant. I’m so proud to be a part of this show. Our extraordinary writers have consistently challenged and inspired the entire Damages team.
Close is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Patty Hewes on Damages.
I’m really happy that in our second year, the team pulled off something the Academy saw that was worth recognizing, and I was especially happy for Rose, who is so much fun to work with. I wish the writers were nominated, though, as I wouldn’t be here for the second time without the words they put in my mouth.
Close is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Industry friends Michael Chiklis, Tate Donovan, and Mary Kay Place attend the affair in support of Close.
To be considered a star is one thing, but to be embedded in the sidewalk with life passing over us, that for me is the best part of this honor. Five-inch heels, flip-flops, Birkenstocks, dropped ice cream cones, the odd tobacco squirt, baby carriages, roller blades, skateboards, wheelchairs –– bring it all on.
Close plays Patty Hewes, a powerful, successful attorney and head of her own law firm, in this drama from creators Glenn and Todd Kessler and Daniel Zelman. Co-starring Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan.
I think she was constantly challenged. For me, Patty was a woman whose rage and pain – and her hatred of bullies – had turned her into this incredible litigator. The grey side of things – the fact that she didn’t always play by the rules as far as winning is concerned – that never changed.