Hateers be damned: Some critics believe Lady Gaga’s performance in “House of Gucci” deserves an award.
Despite mixed reviews on her performance, the star of Ridley Scott’s new drama won her first prize for her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani, who hired a hitman to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995.
The New York Film Critics Circle announced Friday that it had named Gaga “Best Actress” alongside her other winners. Gaga’s victory was the only one that the film obtained from the group, which presents itself as “an alternative in principle to Oscar”. In fact, the organization has picked the same Best Picture as the Oscars 30 times in its 86 years, The Wrap reported.
“BEST ACTRESS: Lady Gaga for ‘House of Gucci’ #NYFCC”, Falco Ink PR firm tweeted in response.
Gaga’s performance in Scott’s take on the heavily covered ’90s affair has been both widely mocked and praised. Her attempt at an Italian accent (along with those of co-stars Jared Leto, Adam Driver and Al Pacino) was roasted, with Salma Hayek’s accent trainer for the film saying “it sounds more Russian” than Italian.
“I feel bad to say this, but his accent isn’t exactly an Italian accent,” Hayek coach Francesca De Martini told The Daily Beast in November.
« [The] The ‘Bad Romance’ singer focuses so much on tics and facial expressions and her Slavic accent that there is no soul, authenticity or vulnerability in the character, ”Johnny Oleksinski of The Post wrote about her character. performance. “It’s like watching the clip for ‘Paparazzi’ over and over for three hours. “
As for headlining this year, NYFCC awarded Best Picture for Ryusuke Hamaguchi’a’s three-hour drama “Drive My Car.”
Best Actor went to Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Power of the Dog,” which also won the group’s Best Director (Jane Campion) and Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee) awards.