Whereas watching the Critics’ Alternative Awards on Sunday night time, audiences have been possible ready to see numerous issues typical of award season: tacky jokes from the host, triumphant acceptance speeches, and purple carpet robes so gorgeous, it was laborious to not audibly gasp. However one very distinctive incidence occurred when it got here time to award the trophy for finest actress in a film made for tv or restricted sequence – it was a tie!
Presenters and Schitt’s Creek costars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara opened the envelope to disclose the winners and took a second to look appropriately shocked earlier than O’Hara excitedly yelled out, “It is a tie!” No, this wasn’t one other awkward Moonlight/La La Land state of affairs – Amy Adams received for her function in Sharp Objects, whereas Patricia Arquette additionally received for Escape at Dannemora.
What may have simply been an uncomfortable second for everybody concerned ended up being a heartwarming one, as an alternative. Adams refused to begin her acceptance speech with out Arquette on stage. “I really cannot consider a extra stunning factor than a tie as a result of there actually is not a winner once we get to do such nice work when you might have such fantastic alternatives,” Adams stated, earlier than Arquette joined her on the stage. The 2 then thanked their respective mates, households, and costars. Funnily sufficient, this is not the primary time the Critics’ Alternative Awards have had this occur.
Again in 2009, the most effective actress class noticed a double win for Meryl Streep in Doubt and Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married. The identical factor occurred six years earlier than that, in 2003, when the most effective actor class noticed Daniel Day-Lewis win for his efficiency in Gangs of New York in addition to Jack Nicholson for About Schmidt.
The awards are determined by the Broadcast Movie Critics Affiliation (BFCA), who honor the best in cinematic and tv achievement. Written ballots are submitted by members throughout a week-long nominating interval, then these nominees are usually introduced in early December. The winners are narrowed down by one other spherical of voting, with the precise award present airing in January. Fortunately, there is not any such factor as a tie-breaker on the Critics’ Alternative Awards, which has made for some thrilling – and significantly surprising – moments through the years.