Lady Gaga, Rita Ora and Williams sisters wow at the Critics Choice Awards


LADY Gaga taught British star Emilia Jones her best Poker Face after the pair lost out on a Best Actress gong at the Critics Choice Awards.

It was the second time the pair had been left empty handed as on Sunday night as they lost out to Welsh actress Joanna Scanlan, 60, at The Baftas.

Lady Gaga missed out on a Best Actress gong at the Critics Choice Awards
Singer Rita Ora, 32, wore a revealing outfit to the bash in LA

House Of Gucci star Gaga, 35, and CODA actress Emilia, 19, dashed across London once that ceremony had ended to get to the Savoy Hotel – where the Critic’s Choice was being livestreamed into the early hours of yesterday morning for the stars who were in the capital.

Speaking before they met up, Emilia said on the red carpet: “Lady Gaga is so cool. I’ve obviously grown up watching her.”

Gaga and Emilia then spent some time together in the Savoy and posed for photographs while waiting for the ceremony in the The Century Plaza Hotel, in Los Angeles, to begin.

While they lost out to Jessica Chastain, 44, at the Critic’s Choice, not everyone was left empty handed.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh, 61, added to his awards haul – and picked up Best Original Screenplay and Best Acting Ensemble for Belfast, after it won Outstanding British Film at the Baftas.

Rising star Jude Hill, who played a young Kenneth in the black and white film based on his life growing up during the troubles in Northern Ireland, won Best Young Actor.

Emilia’s CODA co-star Troy Kotsur also did the double and picked up a Best Supporting Actor gong, along with West Side Story actress Ariana DeBose, 31, who also won a Best Supporting Actress Bafta and Critic’s Choice gong.

Will Smith, who won his first ever Bafta by being named Best Actor, came out top in that category again for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ dad Richard.

The American actor, 53, was joined by the British tennis playing siblings at the ceremony and told them when picking up his statuette: “You all define the American dream.

“You represent the best of what we all hope this world and this country can be.”

It was also a big night for Director Jane Campion, who won Best Director for The Power Of The Dog at the event – after the film’s star Benedict Cumberbatch collected that award for her at the Baftas.

The Western took home four awards out of the ten it was nominated for, including the biggest prize of Best Film.

No Time To Die was snubbed again and only won Best Song at the bash, while Dune which was expected to clear up landed just three gongs.

Venus and Serena Williams looked stunning in their matching silver gowns