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

Glenn Close will no longer attend the 2023 Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday night after testing positive for COVID-19, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter.

A representative for the Oscar-nominated actress told the Associated Press that she is currently isolating and resting. Close would present alongside more than 40 other Hollywood names, including Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, Ariana DeBose, Harrison Ford, Jessica Chastain, Samuel L. Jackson, Janelle MonĂ¡e and John Cho.

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Last year, Lin-Manuel Miranda took leave of personally attending the 94th annual Oscars at the Los Angeles Dolby Theater after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier this awards season, nominees and hosts Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jamie Lee Curtis were absent from the Critics Choices Awards after testing positive for COVID-19. That news came the week after the Golden Globes.

Proof of COVID testing and vaccination, as well as mask requirements, have been a mixed bag this awards season, with some events requiring nothing for their in-person ceremonies, while others, such as the Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, require either testing, proof of vaccination or both.

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For this year’s Oscars, the press was required to test, but was not required to provide proof of vaccination. Those sitting in the orchestra or on the first balcony before the show at the Dolby also had to test.

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

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

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