Glenn Close will be honored December 5th, 2008 by The Hollywood Reporter for her outstanding film career as it unveils its 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment feature, done annually in the publication.

The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award is named after the former CEO of Paramount Pictures, who was the first woman to head a major movie studio, and celebrates Hollywood’s most successful actresses.

This year will mark the 17th year The Hollywood Reporter has held this award ceremony.

Close has earned five Oscar nominations throughout her 33 year career for her roles in Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, The Natural, The Big Chill and The World According to Garp. She won two Golden Globe awards, two Emmys (one of each for her role in “Damages”) and three Tony Awards for her theatre and musical roles.

Former winners of the award include Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep and Barbara Walters.

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By Tessa Petrocco

Tessa Petrocco is a freelance graphic designer and media professional. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2007, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. She moved to New York City that same year, where she worked as the Editorial Assistant and Content Coordinator for a popular film review website. Tessa enjoys spending time with her dog and boyfriend, knitting, volunteering and being a one-woman film reviewer.

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