Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar: From Red Carpet to Doorstop

Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar: From Red Carpet to Doorstop

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar shared an unconventional spot for her Oscar trophy during a recent video interview.

Paltrow, aged 51, secured the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1999 for her portrayal of Viola de Lesseps, Shakespeare’s fictional lover, in “Shakespeare in Love.”

During Vogue’s popular YouTube series “73 Questions,” while filming in her garden, Paltrow and the interviewer noticed her Oscar trophy serving as a doorstop.

The interviewer admires the Oscar, saying, “What a beautiful Academy Award,” as the camera captures the scene.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar responds with humor, saying, “My doorstop! It works perfectly.”

Her Oscar win is often regarded as one of the biggest surprises in Oscar history, with many anticipating Cate Blanchett to win for “Elizabeth.”

Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar

Reflecting on the win in a May interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Paltrow expressed the challenges she faced after receiving the prestigious award at the young age of 26.

She shared how the intense attention and scrutiny that followed were disorienting and even unhealthy. Despite the difficulties, she acknowledged the significance of the experience but also noted a shift in public perception after her win.

The criticism she faced, especially in the UK, for crying on stage marked a turning point for her, prompting her to become more guarded and selective about whom she let in emotionally. This experience led her to adapt and protect herself better in the limelight.