Jane Campion Is Getting Called Out For Her Comment About Serena And Venus Williams At The Critics Choice Awards (UPDATE)
Jane Campion is really oscillating between “Yaaaassss queen!” and “Girl, stop,” pretty quickly. The director of Oscar-favorite, Power of the Dog, made headlines for checking Sam Elliott over his shitty criticisms of the movie. But those claps for her turned into cringes during the speech she gave at last night’s Critics Choice Awards after winning Best Director. Jane chose to point out Serena and Venus Williams, who were in the audience, and say to them that they are “marvels” but that they don’t “play against the guys, like I have to.” Surprisingly, it didn’t go over well.
Last night, the BAFTAs and the Critics Choice Awards both took place. The BAFTAs happened in London and the Critics Choice Awards happened in Los Angeles. And both of them shut out Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart. Much like with the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, Jessica Chastain swooped in from behind and took home a Best Actress win for Eyes of Tammy Faye. But unlike with the SAGs, Power of the Dog is back on top after last night and Jane Campion took home tons of awards for that gayish cowboy movie that Sam Elliott hates so much and triggered their feud.
The 27th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were scheduled to happen on January 9th, 2022, but that’s not going to happen now, and it’s all Madame Omicron’s fault. It’s usually held every year in the second week of January, right after the Golden Globe Awards. But just like last year, January is going to be pretty lonely for those who want to watch famous people dressed impeccably expensive as they clutch trophies and breathlessly thank their managers. The Golden Globes aren’t going to be airing on television as they always do. Instead, they’re doing…something. We’re not really sure what that is yet. But we know it ain’t happening on NBC. Now the Critics’ Choice Awards are folding for the moment. They’ll still happen, just not on January 9th as planned.
The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards happened last night and Nomadland and The Crown won big. Nomadland got all the big movie awards–Best Movie, Best Director, Adapted-Screenplay, you name it. And not only did The Crown sweep almost all the TV Drama acting categories with Best Actor, Best Actress, as well as Best Supporting Actress. But I’m guessing that not many watched The Crown win big at the Critics Choice last night because they were too busy watching season 18 of The Crown on CBS.
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).