The awards received at the NYFCC are considered a key stepping stone to the Oscar race.
A committee of critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualified online general-interest media choose the winners of the New York Film Critics Circle’s 2020 awards and the winners have been announced.
Lady Gaga took up the award for Best Actress on Friday for her portrayal in “House of Gucci,” beating out Kristen Stewart, Rachel Zegler, and Frances McDormand. “BEST ACTRESS: Lady Gaga for ‘House of Gucci’ #NYFCC,” the p. r. firm Falco Ink tweeted.
“It sounds more Russian than Italian,” according to Salma Hayek’s accent coach for the film. “I feel bad saying this, but her accent is not exactly an Italian accent,” Hayek’s coach, Francesca De Martini, told the Daily Beast in November.
The “Born This Way” singer revealed she spent months researching Reggiani for director Ridley Scott’s upcoming film to prepare for the part.
“I had to decide as an actress, ‘Did she have the murder gene? Was she born a killer?’ And I don’t believe she was,” Gaga disclose to NPR Morning Edition. “I think that it was these trigger points of trauma throughout her life that turned her into what she became, which was a monster.”
She also described her role in “House of Gucci,” from her accent to how the job came to her at a moment of crisis in her own life, “Patricia was with me every day on set, and I spoke in my accent all the time and I don’t speak fluent Italian. I speak some Italian. The Italian that I do speak, I speak in my own accent.”
“I’ve known Donatella Versace for years, so I can speak sometimes like Donatella. So in a way, I took my time to erase the things that I do so that I could study the way that she talked, so that it would be authentic and real and and specific. So when she’s younger, you’ll notice her voice is higher, and then later in the film, her voice is lower. So there was a real sort of scientific way that I approached that,” she continued.
“And because I’m a singer — vowel sounds and consonants, all sorts of things — you learn how to do things with your mouth. So I studied in a very particular way, but a lot of it was just the time and the focus and the dedication and living in it.”
Reactions to Lady Gaga's First Acting Award
lady gaga getting best actress at NYFCC absolutely fucking rocks she should win the oscar i s2g— slutty wes anderson (@ForSaleBBShoes) December 4, 2021
lady gaga in a span of one week— santi (@poph0rnknee) December 4, 2021
– earned FIVE GRAMMY noms including ALBUM OF THE YEAR
– bb year end #1 edm artist
– house of gucci #1 at the box office and highest grossing drama since 2019
– earned two BEST ACTRESS NOMINATIONS
– WON MAJOR BEST ACTRESS AWARD pic.twitter.com/6VcheUYroB