Renowned singer and now an established actress, Lady Gaga got emotional while receiving the award for best actress for her lead role in “House of Gucci” at the New York Film Critics Circle gala.
The critics’ organization recognized her role and honored her with the most prestigious award of the night – making it her first major win this season for the biographical crime film “House of Gucci”
Lady Gaga played the role of Patrizia Reggiani flawlessly, and receiving this award made her all teary and emotional.
She stated that the critics’ organization also “recognized all the women in my family, because it was through them that I was able to create the heart and soul of this character, the one that she deserved.”
“These women taught me how to have big feelings in a man’s world and that having big feelings is beautiful, “And having big feelings also, to a lot of the world, people think it’s really ugly. And they think women with big feelings are ugly. But it’s not ugly. It’s just real. And for me it’s Italian.
“It’s who we are. We’re hard work and big feelings. And also meatballs,” she further continued with a laugh. “Or actually in Italy, like meatballs aren’t a real thing. It would be ragú.”
Guillermo Del Toro virtually presented the award to Lady Gaga before commending her acting in the said movie stating that she is “an actress (who) brought commitment, emotion, and truth to her performances.”
The night was filled with emotional speeches, unexpected appearances and almost all the elite fraternity of the film industry made it to the awards function.
The New York Film Critics Circle gala was held at the famous Tao Downtown located in Manhattan.
Other notable winners of the night were Paul Thomas Anderson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Renate Reinsve, Peter Sarsgaard, Benny Safdie, and Abbi Jacobson.
The Japanese drama film “Drive my car” won the award for best picture and that left everyone in shock and disbelief including the director Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
“Everything is so unreal to me,” he said. “I’m really not understanding what’s going on because there’s Lady Gaga first and now (director) Jim Jarmusch is giving me this award.”