- Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette tied for best actress in a limited series or movie made for television at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
- “Schitt’s Creek” stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, read Adams’ name first – but once she got onstage, she demanded to announce her fellow winner right away.
- Arquette joined Adams onstage and they gave joint acceptance speeches.
Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette shared the stage at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California – not to present an award, but to accept the same one.
Adams and Arquette tied for best actress in a limited series or movie made for television, for HBO’s “Sharper Objects” and Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” respectively.
It’s a tie!! Congratulations to Amy Adams and @PattyArquette who BOTH won the #criticschoice award for Best Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Made For Television. #CWCriticsChoice @TheCW pic.twitter.com/ywFvzrSg6g
— Critics' Choice (@CriticsChoice) January 14, 2019
“Schitt’s Creek” stars and the award’s presenters, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, read Adams’ name first. But once she got onstage, she demanded to announce her fellow winner and bring her up right away.
“I want the other girl up here with me – the other woman!” Adams said before reading Arquette’s name. Arquette joined Adams onstage and they gave joint acceptance speeches.
“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, putting her arm around Arquette. “And it’s Patricia Arquette! So like, it’s amazing!”
The women went on to thank their respective networks, crews, families, and costars.
Arquette also made a point to honour the women who were glad to see a woman with a non-traditional body type for Hollywood onscreen, especially a character who’s openly and unapologetically sexual.
Fans immediately fawned over the mutual support and empowering messages from the two actresses.
Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette tying for Best Actress In a Limited Series or TV Movie and accepting their awards together, with their arms around one another, taking turns thanking people is the energy I want to bring through the rest of 2019. #CriticsChoice
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) January 14, 2019
— blunt (@emilybluntz) January 14, 2019
— Garin Pirnia (@gpirnia) January 14, 2019
Later in the night, Glenn Close and Lady Gaga also tied for best actress in a movie for “The Wife” and “A Star Is Born,” respectively, but they opted to deliver their speeches separately.
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