It’s raining Award shows! It’s the annual awards season, and with Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 wrapping up Sunday night, we have already made through half of it. The sad part; however, was that we expected a more distinguished winners list. But with Sunday night’s ceremony handling prizes in a redux way, it appeared that the Critics were only waiting to copy the homework of their awards peers. The winners list will remind you a lot of the one from Golden Globes. And if not that, it will then take you back to the Emmys of September.
Roma Receives Its Long-Overdue Honor At The Critics Choice Awards 2019
But, in all honesty, the critics were able to do a better job at inclusion. Roma wasn’t left out of the best picture race just because it was not in English. And fairly unsurprisingly, it went ahead to bag the esteemed award at the ceremony. It will not be an understatement to say that it was Roma galore at the 24th Critics Choice Awards. The film won accolades as the best picture and as the foreign language film. It also secured a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuarón. Roma’s triumphant performance at consecutive ceremonies has amplified its probability to become The Academy’s first foreign language best picture. And if this eventually happens, it will be a major milestone for Hollywood’s attempts at encompassing diversity into the industry.
You Go Girl! Critics’ Female Winners Celebrate Feminist Spirits In Winning Tie Ups
How often do we see multiple women marching up to the stage to receive the same award? And even if they do, it does not come off without at least one of the women being petty. Much to the disappointment of the honorable patriarchy, The Critics Choice Awards 2019 saw more female winners than men. In an unusual turn of events, twice, two winners took the stage to accept the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress in a limited series, and the Award for the best actress in drama movie. Lady Gaga and Glenn Close became the Critics’ best drama actresses, while Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette both bagged the prize for the best actress in a limited series/TV movie. All women, in their acceptance speeches made powerful statements about female empowerment.
Adams said with her hand wrapped around Arquette,
“I actually can’t think of a more beautiful thing than a tie. Because there isn’t a winner when we get to do such great work. And we have such wonderful opportunities”.
Close and Gaga also made joint statements on the same subject. Close said,
“I think I can speak for all of the women in this room: We celebrate each other. And we are proud to be in this room together”.
Critics Choice Awards 2019 also marked the third victory of Claire Foy at the #SeeHer honor. Presenting the award to her was 2016’s winner, Viola Davis. Aimed at the accurate representation of women in media, the #SeeHer movement awarded Foy for her strong, complex TV character.
“I accept this award as an encouragement to myself to be brave enough to face and see myself, and by doing. Hopefully, I can understand and see others. And ultimately I can help others to see themselves”.
Alfonso Cuaron And Christan Bale Talked Politics Pretty Accurately
“This bunch of Mexicans are not as bad as sometimes they are portrayed,” Cuaron said, accepting the award for ‘Roma.’ Roma boasts political themes much in relevance to the current diplomatic scenario. A night before, Cuaron had taken a like dig at the president. “Thanks to your help we can break down walls,” he said.
Christian Bale won the Critics’ Choice Award for best actor and best actor in a comedy film for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice.
“I guess time sort of allows it to be considered a comedy, but it’s really a tragedy,”
Bale said after his first win of the night. Only a week ago, Bale had called Cheney a ‘Satan’ at the Golden Globes 2019.
So if we judge the Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 on the basis of its political correctness, 10/10.