Lady Gaga & Glenn Close Tie At Critics Choice Awards Best Actress In A Drama
And we have another tie!
On Sunday night during the Critics Choice Awards, Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette weren’t the only ones to be tied in their category for Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, as Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied in the category for Best Actress in a Drama for their performances in A Star Is Born and The Wife.
Close first took the stage and noted the female solidarity of the ceremony.
“I am so thrilled it’s a tie, I can’t tell you,” 71-year-old Close screamed as she began her acceptance speech. “I was thinking that you know, the world kind of pits us against each other in this profession and I know that from all the women in this category, and I think I can speak for all the women in this room, we celebrate each other.”
“We are proud to be in this room together,” Close added before thanking her daughter for “helping create this role.”
Close then stepped aside as Gaga took the microphone and began her teary remarks and summoned Close to return to the stage, “Glenn, get over here!” Gaga said.
“My mother and Glenn are good friends, so I’m so very happy that you won this this evening,” Gaga began.
“I am so honored by this. I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed or that I could” she continued.
The 31-year-old Golden Globe-winning singer and actress then went onto thank her team and co-star and director Bradley Cooper. “Bradley, you are a magical filmmaker,” she said as Cooper was shown shining in the audience. “And, you are just as magical of a human being. I have never had an experience with a director or an actor like I had with you and I will cherish it forever. You seamlessly were both the love of my life and the man behind the camera and the trust you created onset from the cast to the crew…”
“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done — to relive something that I’m not quite sure I wanted to relive,” Gaga continued. “But I was able to be vulnerable in a way that I never have before because of that love and that trust.”
As Gaga, who also took home an award for best song for “Shallow,” was signaled to wrap up her speech she responded, “It’s okay. I can do this with a piano background.”
Backstage at the ceremony, Close and Gaga were reportedly seen celebrating by posing together and holding a shared trophy.
“She’s legendary,” Gaga told reporters of Close. “I couldn’t be more proud to be standing next to her this evening. Quite frankly, I’m a bit speechless.”
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