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Lady Gaga: Critics’ Choice 2019 winner REFUSES to leave the stage after she accepts award

Lady Gaga, 32, took home two trophies at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards, which a held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

The Born This Way songstress first accepted the award for Best Song, before picking up the gong for Best Actress for her role in A Star is Born.

She tied for Best Actress with The Wife star Glenn Close, 71, and read from a prepared speech when she collected her award.

“I’m so honoured by this. I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed this is a tremendous honour,” the singer said.

“I feel recognised not just for my performance but for the inner work it took in the creation of this character.”

With tears streaming down her face, Gaga thanked Bradley Cooper, who directed the film for working with her on the project.

She also used her opportunity on stage to raise awareness about alcoholism and addiction.

But as she divulged deeper into her speech the sound of a playing piano grew louder, which normally indicates when the recipient must leave the stage.

However, Gaga refused to budge and insisted she would continue what she had to say before she exited the platform.

“I can still do this with a piano background,” she said as the volume of the music gradually increased.

Audience members, including Bradley, 44, and Gaga’s fiancé Christian Carino, burst into a fit of laughter.

Continuing her speech, the actress explained her role was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”

She remarked: “To relive something that I’m not quite sure I wanted to relive.

“But I was able to be vulnerable in a way that I never have before because of that love and that trust.”

After, the musician dedicated her trophy to people who have battled alcoholism and addiction, and those who watch them suffer.

“I wanted nothing more to show the truth and power of this very heartbreaking dynamic,” she said as the crowd stood to their feet.

Earlier in the night, the pop princess’ song Shallow, which she performed with Bradley, was named the Best Song.

Showering her co-star with praise, she gushed: “Sometimes you just meet someone and you instantly feel like you’ve known them your whole life.

“When I met him, I saw an authenticity and love and kindness in his eyes, and he really is a tremendous human being and he’s a brilliant, creative genius.”

Bradley, who was nominated for three awards of his own on the night, only picked up one trophy.

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