What was that sound you just heard? It was every gay cater waiter at the Critics Choice Awards gasping in unison as Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied for Best Actress. Who even knew that you could tie at an awards show? Maybe it’s only possible when that awards show is aired on The CW?
“I am so thrilled it’s a tie, I can’t tell you,” Close gushed as she accepted her trophy from presenter Willem Dafoe. “I was thinking that, you know, the world kind of pits us against each other in this profession and I know that from all the women in this category, and I think I can speak for all the women in this room, we celebrate each other … We are proud to be in this room together.”
“I’m so very happy that you won this this evening. This is a tremendous honor,” Gaga said after the duo hugged, going on to thank A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper for being a “magical filmmaker” and “just as magical of a human being.”
Gaga revealed that she was especially happy to tie with Close as the actress is “good friends” at her mother, meaning they probably share bottles of Pinot Grigio over meatballs at Germanotta family eatery Joanne Trattoria.
“I am so honored by this,” said the pop star. “I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed or that I could. This is a tremendous honor. I feel recognized not just for my performance but for the inner work that it took in the creation of this character.” As the band began to play off her off, Gaga told the crowd that it was OK because “I can still do this with a piano background.”
— Variety (@Variety) January 14, 2019
Gaga and Close were both nominated in the Best Actress category at last week’s Golden Globe Awards, with Close winning for her role in The Wife.
— Lady Gaga Now (@LadyGagaNowNet) January 14, 2019
In an even more surprising twist, Gaga and Close weren’t the only ladies who tied at the awards ceremony. Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette both won a Critics Choice Award for best actress in a limited series for their roles in Sharp Objects and Escape at Dannemora, respectively.
“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. And let’s celebrate that!