Lady Gaga Solidifies Her Place As Queen With Critics’ Choice Awards Win
There has never been a shadow of a doubt that Lady Gaga is one of Hollywood’s ruling queens. The past year has especially been monumental for the artist. She began her Las Vegas residency with a bang with her show Enigma, she got engaged, and the world got the chance to see her professional acting chops on the big screen as Ally in the Bradley Cooper-directed 2018 adaptation of A Star Is Born. Mother Monster certainly did not disappoint, and on Sunday night has won two titles from the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards: “Best Song” for her track “Shallow,” and tying with The Wife’s Glenn Close for “Best Actress.”
The first time the 32-year-old took the stage for “Best Song” she looked as elegant as ever—wearing her platinum blonde curls down, and sporting a simple sleeveless blush frock. She fought back tears, and said, “Oh my goodness. Thank you so much.” Ever-so-humble, she made sure to give recognition to her fellow songwriters. “This means the world to us. I’ll never forget when we wrote this song together with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.”
“I’ll never forget playing it for Bradley [Cooper] for the first time and seeing his face light up and then singing it live together, take after take,” Gaga recalled. “I was mesmerized both as myself and as my character Ally. I was basking in the brilliant transformation of Bradley into Jackson Maine, singing on his stage, and overwhelmed by the storytelling and power in his voice.”
She added, “This song is a conversation between men and women, asking each other questions about life … and the shallowness of a modern era. I’m so happy it resonated with you.”
Once she went up the stage for her surprise tie for “Best Actress,” she was already sobbing, and apparently spilled water all over herself. She revealed that this role was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. To relive something that I’m not quite sure I wanted to relive but I was able to be vulnerable in a way that I never have before because of that love and that trust.” She then dedicated the trophy to the people battling alcoholism, and to those who have watched those they love suffer through it.
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