Jessica Chastain Shares Reaction to Winning Critics Choice Award: 'Out of My Mind with Happiness'

Jessica Chastain also won the SAG Award and is nominated for an Oscar for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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Jessica Chastain. Photo: Amy Sussman/WireImage

Jessica Chastain just earned another huge win.

On Sunday, the star won best actress at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which she plays the late Tammy Faye Bakker. She previously won in the same category for the same film at the 2022 SAG Awards.

Chastain, 44, was not in attendance at the awards show to accept the honor, though she soon shared her reaction in a video on Instagram, saying she got the news while at dinner in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was "out of my mind with happiness."

"@criticschoice OMG! THANK YOU!!" she wrote in the caption. "I wish I could have split myself in half tonight so that I could be there to accept this award in person with all of you. I am so so excited, celebrating with you from NC! I couldn't have done it without the rest of the team both in front & behind the camera of @eyesoftammyfaye Andrew, @searchlightpics, @frecklefilms, @heymadisonwells, @worldofwonder, @nicoleperna, @kellykc17, @shanenburger, @shadylady61, @paulnelson1970,, @stephanieingramhair, @justin.raleigh, @_mitchelltravers_, @lizzyh3 and most of all THANK YOU Tammy Faye ❤️."

The other nominees in the category were Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer).

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Chastain, who is nominated for the Oscar as well, has a transformative performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which also stars Andrew Garfield as her PTL co-founder husband Jim.

The Michael Showalter–directed biopic takes audiences through Tammy Faye's faith-filled life, and Chastain told PEOPLE she hopes that 35 years after PTL's downfall, it will help audiences "to see her value beyond her husband's salacious mistakes and crime."

"She always made it her mission that everyone understood she was grateful that they were alive," she said of the televangelist. "That's a beautiful gift to give."

RELATED VIDEO: Jessica Chastain 'Grew to Love' Tammy Faye Bakker After Portraying the Televangelist in New Film

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, is airing live on The CW and TBS.

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