GAGA GONG TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Hedging a bet each way, Glenn Close and Lady Gaga were both crowned best actress at the annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. With Close, for The Wife, having bested the A Star Is Born actor and singer for the same award at the Golden Globes last week, she said on stage: “I am so thrilled a tie. The world pits us against each other in this profession. And I know, from the other women in this category, we celebrate each other.”
After being announced as the second winner, Gaga, who also won best original song for Shallow, broke down, before tripping on her way up to the stage and admitting she spilt water everywhere.
“I am in shock this evening to be honoured as both a musician and an actress, I cannot tell you what it means to me. It was my greatest dream to be an actor and I gave it up but here I am now with Glenn Close.”
Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette also shared the stage, both winning best actress in a limited TV series, for Sharp Objects and Escape At Dannemora respectively.
Nicole Kidman missed out on best supporting actress for Boy Erased to If Beale Street Could Talk’s Regina King.
Christian Bale won best actor and best actor in a comedy for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice while Crazy Rich Asians was named best comedy, A Quiet Place was best horror film and The Favourite won best ensemble.
Lady Gaga arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards. Pictures: AP, AFP and Getty Crazy Rich Asians actor Michelle Yeoh, Glee star Darren Criss and joint winner Glenn Close. Actors Sandra Oh, Amandla Stenberg, Anna Paquin and Nicole Kidman.