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Black and white rules the blue carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Charlize Theron Critics Choice Awards
Charlize Theron goes nightclub Grecian at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica on January 13. Photo: Getty
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The Critics’ Choice Awards saved the best for last when Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied for best actress at the end of the night.

Close won for The Wife and Gaga for A Star is Born.

“I’m so thrilled, I can’t tell you,” Close said, while a weeping Gaga – she tripped on her way to the stage and spilled water on herself – hugged her.

The singer-turned-actor waved away the music that played at the end of her speech when stretched her spotlit moment too long: “It’s OK, I can still do this with a piano background.”

Unusually, it wasn’t the only tie of the awards on Sunday night (US time) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica: Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) also drew for best actress in a limited series.

Model Chrissy Teigen didn’t win an official award, but took home the honorary gong for best confected drama after being kicked out from behind a bar as her amused husband John Legend watched on.

Teigen admitted she was hungover after partying hard with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Legend’s 40th the night before.

“Yes this is a fancy problem,” she tweeted on Sunday.

One thing that might have cheered up Teigen? She was on point with her Maison Yeya dress, with white, black and palest pink being the most dominant colours on the blue carpet.

Chrissy Teigen Critics' Choice 2019
Chrissy Teigen. Photo: Getty

Gaga stuck with the old-school Hollywood look she’s worn this awards season, in queenly Calvin Klein with ghastly booties.

Lady Gaga Critics' Choice 2019
Lady Gaga. Photo: Getty

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer went for cool semi-sheer Zuhair Murad.

Jodie Comer Critics' Choice 2019
Jodie Comer. Photo: Getty

Mandy Moore almost got away with the side cutouts because of her belt and perfect Morticia Addams hair.

Mandy Moore Critics' Choice 2019
Mandy Moore. Photo: Getty

Emily Blunt was vaguely 1970s, teaming her sparkly Prada with bandeau neck with Jimmy Choo clutch, Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Emily Blunt Critics' Choice 2019
Emily Blunt. Photo: Getty

Pose’s Indya Moore was near perfection in a pleated dress that was both totally demure and super sexy. But the headband was suss.

Indya Moore Critics Choice 2019
Indya Moore. Photo: Getty

Poppy Delevingne was classic and dull in Oscar de la Renta. The criss-cross back was fabulous so she should have walked backwards.

Poppy Delevingne Critics Choice 2019
Poppy Delevingne. Photo: Getty

Was Allison Janney using subliminal messages to signal she wants a superhero role? People, it’s time: The flared pantsuit is done.

Allison Janney Critics Choice 2019
Allison Janney. Photo: Getty

The satin-look pantsuit with cigarette leg may also have had its day, Rachel Brosnahan. A touch down-on-their-luck ringmaster.

Rachel Brosnahan Critics Choice 2019
Rachel Brosnahan. Photo: Getty

Constance Wu channelled a glamorous aunty ready to tear up a silver wedding anniversary party.

Constance Wu Critics Choice 2019
Constance Wu. Photo: Getty

Elizabeth Olsen took things to the dark side in a plunging mini that looked more date night than awards night.

Elizabeth Olsen Critics Choice 2019
Elizabeth Olsen. Photo: Getty

Laura Dern shimmered in black sequins and undone hair. The belt elevates it from having bargain-bin potential to pretty great.

Laura Dern Critics Choice Awards
Laura Dern. Photo: Getty

Claire Foy looked worried her one-shouldered halterneck jumpsuit might be tricky to wrangle in the bathroom. Rightly so. Worth it though.

Claire Foy Critics Choice 2019
Claire Foy. Photo: Getty

Nicole Kidman was one star who went for black and white in an sculptural Armani Prive dress with half-up hair and Cleopatra eyes.

Nicole Kidman Critics Choice 2019
Nicole Kidman. Photo: Getty

Olivia Munn had apparently come from a flamenco beach party in polka dots that said clown more than class.

Olivia Munn Critics' Choice 2019
Olivia Munn. Photo: Getty

Julia Roberts’ love affair with a pant and skirt combo continued. She might need to sit down and talk to someone in a safe space.

Julia Roberts Critics Choice 2019
Julia Roberts. Photo: Getty

Sandra Oh: I long to go to the disco with you. Coolest chick going around without trying. Excellent hair.

Sandra Oh Critics Choice 2019
Sandra Oh. Photo: Getty

Nina Dobrev was widely panned for her scarlet lace, which may have failed Joan Rivers’ old Fashion Police test: Would someone be moved enough by this to want to tear it off you for salacious reasons?

Nina Dobrev Critics Choice 2019
Nina Dobrev. Photo: Getty

Kristen Bell’s sapphire sheath was a fabulous foil to fussier looks.

Kristen Bell Critics Choice 2019
Kristen Bell. Photo: Getty

The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil did polka dots right, making them snazzy and fun in poufy Oscar de la Renta with combat boots.

Jameela Jamil Critics Choice 2019
Jameela Jamil. Photo: Getty

Charlize Theron can throw potentially dubious elements together – metallic, one-shouldered, cutouts – and make them work brilliantly. Strange magic, lady.

Charlize Theron Critics Choice 2019
Charlize Theron. Photo: Getty

Kirby Howell-Baptiste, you are my new style spirit animal.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Photo: Getty

Lucy Boynton looked like a renaissance bride ready for bed on her wedding night. Quite beautiful and eccentric, but it’s a lot.

Lucy Boynton
Lucy Boynton. Photo: Getty

Annie Starke also wore a (divine) nightie. Is boho boudoir a thing? Also, BTW, empire lines are tricky.

Annie Starke
Annie Starke. Photo: Getty

Maggie Gyllenhaal came as an aristocratic extra from The Crown.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Critics Coice 2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photo: Getty

Amy Adams as Joan Collins circa 1982.

Amy Adams Critics Choice 2019
Amy Adams. Photo: Getty

Who said print is dead? Not Judy Greer, who made a statement.

Judy Greer
Judy Greer. Photo: Getty

Crazy Rich Asians’ Awkwafina proved there’s no such thing as too many sequins.

Awkwafina Critics Choice 2019
Awkwafina. Photo: Getty

Gemma Chan turned heads in a lush floral ballgown.

Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan. Photo: Getty

Amid the fashion honours, there were also notable awards winners. Roma, Christian Bale,The Favourite and Gaga all won two.

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019 WINNERS (FILM):

BEST PICTURE: Roma

BEST ACTRESS: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

BEST ACTOR: Christian Bale, Vice 

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma 

#SEEHER AWARD: Claire Foy

BEST COMEDY: Crazy Rich Asians 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Christian Bale, Vice

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: Olivia Colman, The Favourite 

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: The Favourite 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, Green Book 

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade 

BEST SONG: Shallow, A Star Is Born

BEST ACTION MOVIE: Mission: Impossible – Fallout