Doubly delighted at award
IT SEEMS the Broadcast Film Critics Association finds it a little hard to commit.
In a rare twist, Glenn Close and Lady Gaga were crowned best actress at yesterday’s Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, in what was the second tie of the evening.
Close, for The Wife, who bested the A Star Is Born actor for the same award at the Golden Globes last week, 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 in tears, spilt her water and tripped on her way up to the stage.
In the press room, she said: “I am in shock this evening to be honoured as both a musician and an actress.
“It was my greatest dream to be an actor and I gave it up but here I am now with Glenn Close.”
Earlier Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette tied for best actress in a limited series, for Sharp Objects and Escape At Dannemora respectively.
Christian Bale took home best actor and best actor in a comedy for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice.
But it was Roma’s night, winning best picture, best foreign film and another best director gong for Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron.
“This bunch of Mexicans are not as bad as sometimes they are portrayed,” Cuaron said, also thanking distributor Netflix.
Regina King beat out Nicole Kidman as best supporting actress, while Crazy Rich Asians was best comedy, A Quiet Place was best horror and The Favourite won best ensemble.
Film: Roma, Actor: Christian Bale, Vice; Actress: TIE, Glenn Close, The Wife and Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born; Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book;
Supporting actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk; Young actor:/actress: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade; Acting ensemble: The Favourite; Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma; Original screenplay: Paul Schrader, First Reformed; Adapted screenplay: Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk;
Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma; Production design: Black
Panther; Editing: First Man; Costume design: Black Panther; Hair and makeup: Vice; Visual effects: Black Panther;
Animated feature: Spider- Man: Into the Spider-verse; Action movie: Mission Impossible: Fallout; Comedy: Crazy Rich Asians; Actor, comedy: Christian Bale, Vice; Actress, comedy: Olivia Colman The Favourite; Sci-fi or horror: A Quiet Place; Foreign language: Roma; Song: Shallow, A Star Is Born; Score: First Man,
Justin Hurwitz Drama series: The Americans; Actor, drama series: Matthew Rhys, The Americans; Actress, drama series: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve;
Supporting actor, drama series: Noah Emmerich, The Americans; Supporting actress, drama series: Thandie Newton, Westworld; Comedy series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Actor, comedy series: Bill Hader, Barry; Actress, comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Supporting actor, comedy series: Henry Winkler, Barry; Supporting actress, comedy series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Limited series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story; TV movie: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert; Actor in a TV movie or limited series: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story; Actress in a TV movie or limited series: TIE: Amy Adams, Sharp Objects and Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora;
Supporting actor in a TV movie or limited series: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal; Supporting actress in a TV movie or limited series: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects; Animated series: Bojack Horseman.
DEAD HEAT: Glenn Close and Lady Gaga shared the best actress award.