Glenn Close deserves another award for acting like she’s grateful to tie with that lesser!
WTF was redefined twice last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards when two categories saw ties. TIES! There was a tie for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television when both Amy Adams (for Sharp Objects) and Patricia Arquette (for Escape at Dannemora) won. And the legendary Glenn Close tied for Best Actress in a movie with amateur actress Lady Gaga. Glenn Close is a professional, so she didn’t do what she should’ve done, which is to sashay up to the mic and say, “You hate me. You really fucking hate me!”
There was lots of glamour, color, and levity on display on the red carpet for last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. And I’m going to go ahead and give all the credit to Judith Light. Judith set the tone, and everybody else did their level best to match her energy. There was probably a panicked buzz of “Judith Light, Judith Light, Judith Light” spreading among Hollywood stylists when they realized she was going to be there, forcing everyone to step up their game. Nobody quite got there, but they tried and that’s what counts. Ultimately, posing through Christian Siriano-made polka dots the size of dinner plates, Judith put all the kids on blast. If Judith wanted to be a real pal, she should have given a posing tutorial before the red carpet. Some people could really have used the help (see after the cut).
It’s awards season, Lady Gaga just lost the Golden Globe she thought she had a lock on to Glenn Close, and Mother Monster is taking off her gloves to hopefully win an Oscar! Lifetime has everyone finally issuing major mea culpas (and mea culpas for their mea culpas) for agreeing to work with R. Kelly in the past after they came out with the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. Gaga was just one of those people. She didn’t take part in the documentary – but she finally issued a statement saying she’s sorry and will pull Do What U Want, the song she did with him. And Christina Aguilera, who replaced R. Kelly as Gaga’s duet partner in one version of the song, is elated.
You’d have thought that Lady Gaga would have been one of the first big names to come out and distance herself from accused child-pornographer R. Kelly, considering her previous support of victims of sexual assault. But nah. Gaga and Kelly collaborated in 2014 on song “Do What U Want (With My Body)” with an accompanying music video directed by Terry Richardson, and a performance at the 2013 AMAs. I’ve never seen the video, but it sounds revolting. Gaga’s really eager to hook up with some shiny little bald dude, so she’s finally rectified that and issued an apology after turning down a request to be interview for the R. Kelly docu-series on Lifetime. Well, it’s not an apology, it’s more of an acknowledgement. To use a phrase I’m sure we’ll be seeing an awful lot in the coming months (fingers crossed), better late than never.
You may have read that headline and looked at that picture and thought, “I don’t see her holding a copy of Artpop.”
The National Board of Review ceremony happened in NYC last night, and the winners were announced in November, so Lady Gaga already knew she won Best Actress. She didn’t have to worry about straining her Botoxed face muscles while trying to look happy as either Glenn Close or Olivia Colman took the win. A Star Is Born also won one National Board of Review awards for Bradley Cooper (Best Director), and one for Sam Elliott (Best Supporting Actor). Regina King was also there last night to accept the Best Supporting Actress award, and the cast of Crazy Rich Asians showed up to collect their trophy for Best Ensemble.
Nominations for the Pinky’s Up Oscars, aka the BAFTA Awards, were announced in London today and The Gagabot 3000 is one more step closer to achieving its goal of total global domination. Lady Gaga was nominated for the 99th Leading Actress out of a room filled with 100 Leading Actresses for A Star Is Born. Joining her are Glenn Close (#98 for The Wife), Melissa McCarthy (#97 for Can You Ever Forgive Me), Olivia Coleman (#96 for The Favourite), and Viola Davis (#95 for Widows). It’s kind of crazy that the Tea & Crumpets Oscars only has one British person nominated in this category. Maybe they have an exchange program with the Fully Loaded Fries Oscars, since we always seem to nominate entire villages full of British actors for our little award show comes up.