Glenn Close to Receive San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián; Donostiako Zinemaldia) is an annual film festival held in the Spanish city of San Sebastián (officially Donostia-San Sebastián). It was founded in 1953.

This year, the festival will honor Glenn Close with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a September 18 event, according to a report from Reuters.

Glenn Close made her professional theater and Broadway debut in Love for Love. Other early stage credits include The Crucifer of Blood and The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, for which she won an Obie Award. Close's first Tony Award nomination came for her role in the musical Barnum, and she subsequently won Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden.

For her portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, Close won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award. She would later reteam with the show's director, Trevor Nunn, in London for his Royal National Theatre revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

She has been honored with a Crystal Award from Women in Film; a GLAAD Media Award; a People's Choice Award; the National Association of Theatre Owners' Female Star of the Year award at ShoWest and a Gotham Award for her contributions to the New York independent filmmaking community.



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