“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has started the awards season in style.
The show about a Jewish housewife in New York City in the late 1950s took the Critics’ Choice Award for best comedy series on Sunday night and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, won for best comedy actress. It was a rerun for both after winning Golden Globes a week earlier.
Alex Borstein, who plays Brosnahan’s sidekick Susie in the Amazon series, also won Critics’ Choice recognition as best supporting actress in a comedy series.
Other winners included:
* Best song: “Shallow,” from the movie “A Star is Born.” The writing and producing team included Jewish songwriter, producer and DJ Marc Ronson, as well as Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando. Ronson has collaborated previously with Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus.
* Best actress for film: Glenn Close for “The Wife,” which is based on a book by Jewish author Meg Wolitzer. She shared the award with Lady Gaga for “A Star is Born.”
* Best supporting actor in a television drama: Noah Emmerich for playing an FBI agent on F/X Networks “The Americans,” which won best drama series.
* Best supporting actor in a television comedy series: Henry Winkler in the HBO series “Barry.”
* Best score: Composer Justin Hurwitz for the film “First Man.”
“Roma,” which follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to an upper-middle-class family in Mexico City, won best picture and several other awards.
The awards are given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
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