Bradley Cooper, Chuck Lorre and Bill Hader Praised

Palisadian Chuck Lorre with the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Palisadians Honored with Awards 

And Praise at Critics’ Choice Awards

By BERNICE FOX

Special to Circling the News

 Lavish praise from Malibu resident Lady Gaga should make up for Palisadian Bradley Cooper not winning an actual trophy at the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night.

If he goes with that, he should be good.

Cooper had been up for best actor and best director for “A Star is Born,” for which he also has writing and producing credits.

Plus, “A Star Is Born” was nominated for best picture. Instead, Christian Bale (who lives in Brentwood) won best actor for “Vice.” And Alfonso Cuarón won best director for “Roma,” which also won best picture.

But back to Lady Gaga. She made two thank-you speeches for her part in “A Star Is Born.” First, early in the evening for best song, “Shallow.” Then near the end of the show, she tied for best actress with Glenn Close, who won for “The Wife.”

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga before awards were announced at the Critics’ Choice Awards.              Photo: Bernice Fox.

Before the crowd of critics, reporters, stars and other show biz folk who filled Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, Lady Gaga spoke directly to Cooper, saying “Bradley, you are a magical filmmaker. And you are just as magical of a human being. I have never had an experience with a director or an actor like I had with you. And I will cherish it forever.”

When Bradley Cooper was told by the photographer that this photo was going to his home town Pacific Palisades, he waved to residents.      Photo: Bernice Fox

Palisadian Bill Hader and Brentwood resident Henry Winkler duplicated their Emmy honors from a few months ago by winning Critics’ Choice Awards for acting in “Barry” — Hader for lead actor in a comedy and Winkler for his supporting role. Hader’s win meant Santa Monica Canyon resident Ted Danson, who stars in “The Good Place,” did not come home with a trophy since they both were nominated for the same acting award.

Prolific sitcom creator and producer Chuck Lorre, who lives in the Palisades Riviera, received a special honor:  The Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award. His shows have included “Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and his new series, “The Kominsky Method.”

The cast of the long-running and highly-rated series, “The Big Bang Theory,” shared the stage with Lorre as he spoke.

Chuck Lorre, creator of numerous popular sitcoms, such as “Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Kominsky Method,” was given the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.
Photo: Bernice Fox

 He said he remembered that early in his career he saw television as an incredible opportunity to reach millions of people, thinking “If I work my ass off, if I refuse to settle, I could potentially make a lot of people laugh. Now how is that not a great gig?”

Lorre later wrapped up his thank-you speech by saying, “I’m the luckiest person in show business, if you don’t count the Kardashians.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards are given out each year by sister-organizations Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). BFCA members vote in the film categories, while members of BTJA decide the TV winners.  The awards show aired on the CW network, which in Los Angeles is KTLA. The full list of winners is below.

Nicole Kidman attended the Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.                                 Photo: Bernice Fox

FILM:

BEST PICTURE “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – “Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST ACTRESS – TIE Glenn Close – “The Wife” (Sony Pictures Classics) and Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Mahershala Ali – “Green Book” (Universal)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade” (A24)

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” (A24)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – “Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST EDITING Tom Cross – “First Man” (Universal)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Ruth Carter – “Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP “Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Sony)

BEST ACTION MOVIE “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (Paramount)

BEST COMEDY “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY Christian Bale – “Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE “A Quiet Place” (Paramount)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST SONG Shallow – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.)

BEST SCORE Justin Hurwitz – “First Man” (Universal)

Palisadian Sam Rubin, who is entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News and a correspondent for ReelzChannel production Hollywood Dailies, reported on the awards.             Photo: Bernice Fox

TELEVISION:

BEST DRAMA SERIES “The Americans” (FX Networks)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Matthew Rhys – “The Americans” (FX Networks)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Noah Emmerich – “The Americans” (FX Networks)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)

BEST COMEDY SERIES “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Henry Winkler – “Barry” (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Alex Borstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

BEST LIMITED SERIES “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION – TIE Amy Adams – “Sharp Objects” (HBO) and Patricia Arquette – “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION Ben Whishaw – “A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION Patricia Clarkson – “Sharp Objects” (HBO)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix)

 

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