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Critics' Choice Awards Just Made Oscars Race Interesting

Glenn Close, Lady Gaga tie for best actress; Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' wins best picture
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 14, 2019 4:11 AM CST
Elsie Fisher accepts the award for best young actor/actress for "Eighth Grade" at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) Roma is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, as well as best foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony, held Sunday at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., also split the top actress award between Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, per the AP. The split comes a week after Close won the Golden Globe for best actress in a film drama, an award that many expected Gaga would win. The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tied for top television winners with three apiece. Maisel won the top comedy honor for the second year in a row, and series star Rachel Brosnahan also was a repeat winner for best actress in a comedy series.

Black Panther and Vice each won three awards, including a pair of acting honors for Christian Bale for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The best actress prize wasn't the only award that resulted in a tie: Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette split the best actress in a limited series or movie made for television honor. Elsie Fisher won the best new actress honor for her breakthrough role in Eighth Grade. The show was broadcast live on the CW Network and hosted by Taye Diggs. (Read more Critics' Choice Awards stories.)

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