The Favourite star Olivia Colman, who won a Golden Globe for her performance as Queen Anne in the period drama, is once again nominated for her leading performance, and again in the separate Best Actress in a Comedy category. When it comes to the film awards, the Critics' Choice Award is often a reliable predictor for Academy Award nominations and as several of the films nominated for the Critics' Choice Award are already on many short lists for the Oscar nod - specifically First Man, Ready Player One, Mary Poppins Returns, and Black Panther. "Maisel" won the top comedy honor for the second year in a row, and series star Rachel Brosnahan also was a repeat victor for best actress in a comedy series.
"Maisel" tied for top television winners with three apiece.
Gaga and Close's win was not the only tie of the night; Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) both won best actress in a limited series or TV movie.
The show was broadcast live on the CW network and hosted by Taye Diggs.