Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Gwyneth Paltrow Uses Her Oscar as a Doorstop In Her Garden: She Might as Well Give It Back

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Gywneth Paltrow might as well give her Oscar back to the Academy..

She won Best Actress in 1999 for “Shakespeare in Love.” She was never nominated again (not before). She frittered away her acting career and instead made a mint by selling overpriced crap under the name Goop.

Now she’s made a video for the 15th anniversary of Goop. In it the cameraman following her around discovers that she uses her Oscar to prop open a door in her garden.

Look, just give it back already. A lot of people worked hard to get Paltrow that Oscar. Cate Blanchett was much stronger in “Elizabeth” and probably should have won. But Paltrow was pushed by Miramax, and “SiL” was a phenomenon at the time, a refreshing take on an old subject.

Paltrow’s low regard for the movie, for the Oscars, and her acting career has already been emphasized by her. Maybe she had problems with Harvey Weinstein. Who cares? John Madden, a gifted director, made the movie. Really talented actors were part of the ensemble. Artisans created the unique look. None of them would have treated their Oscar so shabbily. Give it to Madden if you can’t show a little respect.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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