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Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tie for the top spot at the Critics’ Choice Award 2019

Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tie for the top spot at the Critics’ Choice Award 2019

by Shanaya Ghosh January 17 2019, 1:34 pm Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins, 49 secs

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The 24th annual Critic’s Choice Awards, held at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, witnessed a tie in their ‘Best Actress’ category, with the award being split between Lady Gaga and Glenn Close for their roles in ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Wife’, respectively.

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' is the top winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards

A week prior to this ceremony, Glenn Close won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actress in a Film Drama’, an award that many had expected Lady Gaga to win. The American singer-songwriter turned actress was left in tears as she accepted the prestigious award for her portrayal of a struggling artist Ally in ‘A Star is Born.’

Lady Gaga’s speech read, “I’m so honoured by this. I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed. This is a tremendous honour. I feel recognized not just for my performance, but for the inner work it took in the creation of this character.”

The spotlight continued to shine on Lady Gaga, as she went on to win the ‘Best Song’ award for her duet ‘Shallow’ with Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is Born’. In addition to Close and Gaga, two other actors, Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) tied for ‘Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series.’

Amongst other categories, ‘Roma’ was at the top, with the most wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning awards for ‘Best Picture, ‘Foreign Language Film’ as well as Alfonso Cuaron winning an individual award for ‘Best Director.’

The Americans’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ tied for top television winners with 3 awards each, spread out over various categories. ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Vice’ also won 3 awards, including Christian Bale receiving ‘Best Actor’ for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

A complete list of winners is as follows:

Film: Roma

Actor: Christian Bale (Vice)

Actress: Lady Gaga (A Star is Born), Glenn Close (The Wife)

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

Sci-Fi/Horror: A Quiet Place

Foreign Language: Roma

Song: Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Score: First Man (Justin Hurwitz)


Comedy: Crazy Rich Asians

Actor (Comedy): Christian Bale (Vice)

Actress (Comedy): Olivia Colman (The Favourite)


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 (Harry)

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 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: Amy Adams (Sharp Objects), 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

In recent years, the Critics’ Choice Awards has been a relatively accurate predictor of Oscar award winners. Since 2008, the CCAs have correctly predicted the eventual Oscars winner for ‘Best Picture’ seven times, ‘Best Actor’ eight times, and ‘Best Actress’ six times.

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