There probably isn’t a better actress working in Hollywood who hasn’t yet won an Oscar than Glenn Close. Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock have all collected their Oscars. So to say that Close’s Oscar worthy role in Albert Nobbs is a long time overdue is to spotlight the obvious. Oscar voters like to think that they vote for the most deserving in a given year with little regard to whether they’ve won before or not. However, their voting history, upon closer inspection, reveals their preferences year in and year out. What does winning an Oscar really mean? It means that, in any given year, the Academy “liked” the actress, the character she plays or in some cases their actual performance itself enough to vote for them. It is an anonymous vote with no consequences attached. No one is ever accountable for their choices because it is THEIR club. But few actresses have done more to earn a place in that club than Glenn Close, which is why it seems odd that so far an Oscar win has eluded her. It’s hard to not cry foul when you look at the performances she’s turned in – one brilliant, expressive performance after the next.