The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Sydney Confidential -

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.

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