Glenn Close pines for Oscar nod

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Glenn Close picked up a lifetime achievement award in Spain on Sunday but said she'd really like to get an Oscar nod for her role as "Albert Nobbs", a woman who poses as a man.

Close, probably best known as the deranged stalker in "Fatal Attraction", received the San Sebastian film festival's Donostia Award for her life's work in film.

In addition to getting the award she is presenting her latest film, "Albert Nobbs", set in 19th century Ireland, in which she plays a woman who disguises herself as a man to get a job in a hotel.

"It would be wonderful to be nominated," the 64-year-old Close told a news conference when asked about a possible Academy Award nomination after the film screened here.

"It has been a long time," she added, laughing.

Close secured Oscar nominations for best actress in "Fatal Attraction" in 1988 and "Dangerous Liaisons" in 1989, plus three supporting role nominations from 1983-1985.

The Donostia Award has been given each year since 1986. Past recipients include Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere and Woody Allen. Last year's winner was Julia Roberts.

"Thank you so much for giving me this great honour, I pledge to you that I will continue to try to find stories that I hope you will love and characters that I hope you have a common humanity with," Close told the audience at the award ceremony in this September 16-24 festival.

© 2011 AFP

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