- 14 Jan 19
It proved the second tie of the night, both for female categories.
It was a night of surprise at the Critics Choice Awards 2019 as two categories resulted in a tie.
The first double-win of the night occurred when Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette tied for Best Actress in a Limited Series/ Movie Made for TV, with Adams winning for her part in Sharp Objects and Arquette for Escape At Dannemora.
Later that evening Lady Gaga and Glenn Close went on to win one of the biggest categories of the night: Best Actress.
Lady Gaga was recognized for her role in A Star Is Born while Glenn Close was honored for her role in The Wife.
In her acceptance speech, Gaga became tearful and dedicated the film to those battling with addiction. “I wanted nothing more than to show the truth and power of this very heartbreaking dynamic. The true star of the film is not me; it is bravery and it is perseverance,” she said.
The Star Is Born actress also praised fellow winner Close, revealing that she and her mother were good friends, “so I’m so very happy she won this evening.”
Meanwhile Close took the opportunity to praise fellow nominees; Olivia Colman, Emily Blunt, Toni Collette, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio.
“I think I can speak for all of the women in this room: we celebrate each other, and we are proud to be in this room together,” she said.
The double tie in female categories goes to show the extraordinary amount of female talent on-screen, in addition to the increased opportunities for actresses in the industry today.
Meanwhile, Christian Bale received two awards for his role in Vice as Vice President Dick Cheney, named Best Actor in addition to Best Actor in a Comedy.
"I guess time sort of allows it to be considered a comedy, but it’s really a tragedy," he said in his acceptance speech.
Bale underwent a major physical transformation for the role, purposefully gaining 40lbs of weight before filming began.
In other wins, Irish co-production The Favourite, which has been storming the box-office in its opening release, picked up two awards on the night. It won Best Ensemble Cast, while Olivia Coleman went on to win Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in the film.
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