Glenn Close is hoping to win her first Academy Award at tonight’s Hollywood ceremony after receiving a total of seven Oscar nominations over the years.

The American Actress, who has several Golden Globes and Emmy Awards under her belt, has not quite managed to scoop the prestigious accolade, but is hoping that will change tonight.

The 71-year-old is hotly tipped to win the Best Actress gong for her portrayal of Joan Castleman in The Wife alongside Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater.

She goes up against Olivia Colman for the The Favourite, Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born, Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Yalitza Aparicio for Roma.

Glenn received her first Oscar nomination back in 1982 for her role in the film The World According to Garp in which she played World War II nurse Jenny Fields.

The movie star lost out on the Best Supporting Actress award that year with Jessica Lange winning for her role in Tootsie.

The mother-of-one was nominated twice more for Best Supporting Actress in the next two consecutive years.

In 1983 for her portrayal of Sarah Cooper in The Big Chill and the year after for playing Iris Gaines in The Natural.

However, four years later she earned her first Best Actress nomination for psychological thriller Fatal Attraction playing Alex Forrest alongside Michael Douglas in the now iconic “bunny boiling” movie.

Unfortunately, that year the award went to Cher for the romantic comedy Moonstruck.

Glenn was nominated the following year for her role in period drama Dangerous Liaisons playing Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil but again lost out.

She then waited twenty two years to received another nod in 2011 for Albert Nobbs, a drama set in Ireland in the late 19th century, which the actress also worked on as a screen writer and producer.

Fingers crossed 2019 is the year she finally takes home the much sort after Academy Award.