It was an emotional day for Lady Gaga at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. But rest assured, they were happy tears.
Who knew that it was possible for 2 actors to tie at the Critics’ Choice. For this year, viewers saw not 1 but 2 instances of a tie in best actress categories.
The first was Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette for best actress in a movie made for television or limited series. The 2nd was for best actress in a film that was awarded to Glenn Close for “The Wife”, and Lady Gaga for “A Star Is Born”. As usual, Close’s speech was inspiring but it Gaga’s moment that drew the waterworks.
Before she went up onstage to received her award though, she tripped while walking up the stairs and her dress began slipping down. Luckily she avoided a full-on nip slip on live television and was able to recover from the almost-wardrobe malfunction that took place. The singer stayed composed and gave a heartfelt speech.
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“I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed, or that I could. Thank you so much to the BFCA; this is a tremendous honour. I feel recognised not just for my performance, but for the inner work it took in the creation of this character,” she said through sobs.
She then turned the attention to her “A Star Is Born” costar and director, Bradley Cooper. “Bradley, you are a magical filmmaker. You are just as magical of a human being. I’ve never had an experience with a director or an actor like I had with you. I will cherish it forever. You were seamlessly both the love of my life and the man behind the camera,” the pop star professed.
Gaga also took home the award for Best Song at the Critics’ Choice Awards, as she co-wrote the hit “Shallow” from “A Star is Born“.