Lady Gaga And Glenn Close Tie For Best Actress At Critics' Choice Awards

A twist! Two actresses have been crowned Best Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics' Association.

The rare double-awards were handed out by Willem Dafoe, who first announced that Glenn Close had been given a nod for her role in The Wife. 

"I am so thrilled, a tie!…" Close said after receiving the award, still unaware which nominee would share the honour with her.

"The world pits us against each other in this profession," she continued. "And I know, from the other women in this category, we celebrate each other and we are proud to be in this room together.”

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Lady Gaga burst into tears as her name was announced next, before embracing her fiancé Christian Carino, then her A Star Is Born co-star and director, Bradley Cooper.

"Glenn, get over here!" said Gaga after taking the stage. “My mother and Glenn are good friends -- I’m so very happy you won this evening," she said.

“I am so honoured by this. I went to places in my mind and my heart that I did not know existed.”

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“It’s okay I can still do this with a piano background,” she joked as she was given the musical wrap up cue.

The pair were up against nominees Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Olivia Colman, (The Favourite) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

There was also a tie in the Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, with Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) sharing the Critics' Choice Award.

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