Actress Glenn Close attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Singer and actress Lady Gaga attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Actor Amy Adams attends the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 6. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Actor Patricia Arquette appears backstage after winning the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television in “Escape at Dannemora” during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 6. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Close won for her performance in The Wife, Lady Gaga for her work in A Star is Born, Adams for Sharp Objects and Arquette for Escape at Dannemora.
“I was thinking that the world kind of pits us against each other in this profession, and I know from all the women in this category — and I think I can speak for all of the women in this room — we celebrate each other! We’re proud to be in this room together,” Close said as she collected her prize.
Gaga said she was thrilled she and Close were honored together since Close is a good friend of her mother.
“The true star of the film is not me; it is bravery and it is perseverance,” she said, referring to the themes at the heart of A Star is Born, which follows the romance between her rising star and the drug addicted, fading music icon Bradley Cooper plays.
Earlier in the evening, Adams and Arquette accepted their statuettes.
“I actually can’t think of a more beautiful thing than a tie, because there really isn’t a winner when we get to do such great work and we have such wonderful opportunities,” Adams said. “I’m overwhelmed.”
Arquette expressed her gratitude to the series’ director Ben Stiller and the network that aired the drama.
“Thank you, Showtime, for this,” she said. “A lot of friends of mine who might be bigger body type said: ‘Thank you. For once in my life, I got to see a bigger boned woman or a different body type woman be sexual, unapologetic and not have it be a fetish or a joke.'”
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Moments from the Critics’ Choice red carpet
Nicole Kidman was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “Boy Erased.” Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Actress and Best Song for “A Star is Born.” Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Julia Roberts was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for “Homecoming.” Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Elsie Fisher was nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy for “Eighth Grade.” Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for “Green Book.” Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
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