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Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar: From Academy Award to Doorstop

by Riley Cook

In a recent interview with Vogue, Gwyneth Paltrow, the renowned actress and founder of Goop, showcased a rather unconventional use of her prestigious Academy Award trophy.

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While strolling through her picturesque yard, captured in Vogue's "73 Questions" video series, Paltrow's interviewer, Joe Sabia, couldn't help but notice a unique doorstop. It was none other than her very own Oscar statuette.

With a touch of humor, Sabia pointed out, "What a beautiful Academy Award." In response, Paltrow, who clinched the Best Actress award for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" in 1999, enthusiastically declared, "[It's] my doorstop!" She even playfully added, "It works perfectly."

This candid moment of Paltrow using her Oscar as an everyday doorstop amused many, with fans on Twitter hailing her nonchalant approach as "iconic." Some even drew parallels to a scene from the HBO mockumentary series "The Comeback," where Lisa Kudrow's character uses a statuette to prop open a door.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar journey began at the young age of 26 when she won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Viola de Lesseps in the acclaimed film. Notably, her fellow nominees that year included Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Emily Watson, and Fernanda Montenegro.

However, this quirky revelation comes amidst previous criticism from Glenn Close, who questioned Paltrow's Oscar win in 2020. Close, despite her eight Oscar nominations, has never secured the coveted honor.

Paltrow, unaware of Close's critique, responded, "I just heard this from you, Andy! I never heard about this." With this unique twist in the Oscar tale, Gwyneth Paltrow's Academy Award continues to be an unexpected conversation starter.


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