The 2024 Critics Choice Awards held at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on Sunday night saw Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer dominating the evening with a total of eight awards. The film took home Best Picture, while Nolan himself was honored with the Best Director award.
Oppenheimer also received recognition in other categories, including Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr., Best Acting Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score. The film’s epic biological thriller left a lasting impression on both critics and audiences alike.
During his acceptance speech, Robert Downey Jr. shared some of the harsh criticism he has received throughout his career, commenting on the critics’ poetic and sometimes brutal nature of feedback.
Barbie Wins Six Awards
Greta Gerwig’s Barbie also had a strong showing at the awards, earning six awards in total, including Best Comedy and Best Original Screenplay. The film, which received 18 nominations, showcased Gerwig’s talent and creativity. Additionally, Ryan Gosling won the music award for Best Original Song with his hit, “I’m Just Ken.”
Emma Stone Wins Best Actress
Notably, Emma Stone won Best Actress for her performance in Poor Things and expressed gratitude towards the critics. Stone stated, “This is the Critics Choice Awards — and it is about outside opinion — but I’m very grateful to the critics for this.”
Beef, Succession, and The Bear Win Big for Television
In the television categories, Beef, Succession, and The Bear had remarkable wins. Beef was named Best Limited Series, while Steven Yeun took home Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for his role in the show. Ali Wong also won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for her performance in Beef, and Maria Bello was honored with Best Supporting Actress in the same category.
Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook were recognized as Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series for their outstanding performances in Succession. Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri won Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series for The Bear, while Ebon Moss-Bachrach claimed Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the same show.
America Ferrera Receives the SeeHer Award
The evening also included a number of special awards. Margot Robbie presented the SeeHer Award to her “Barbie” co-star America Ferrera. The SeeHer Award acknowledges women who advocate for gender equality, portray authentic characters, defy stereotypes, and push boundaries. See Robbie’s beautiful words and Ferrera’s moving speech below.
Harrison Ford Honored with Career Achievement Award
Additionally, James Mangold, director of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, awarded Harrison Ford the Career Achievement Award, recognizing his contributions to the film industry. Ford gave an equally touching speech, thanking his wife, Calista Flockhart, for all her support over the years.
The event was hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler, who livened up the evening with her witty humor. In her opening monologue, Handler jokingly thanked her writers for the cleverly crafted jokes, taking a slight dig at her ex-boyfriend, Jo Koy, who hosted the Golden Globes earlier this month.
Overall, the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards showcased a fantastic lineup of talent, highlighting outstanding performances in both film and television. The night celebrated the best talents in the industry and provided a platform to honor remarkable achievements. Check out the full list of winners from the 2024 Critics Choice Awards below!
2024 Critics Choice Awards: The Complete List of Winners
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers (Focus)
Emma Stone – Poor Things (Searchlight)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer (Universal)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers (Focus)
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Dominic Sessa – The Holdovers (Focus)
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer (Universal)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach – Barbie (WB)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cord Jefferson – American Fiction (Amazon)
Hoyte van Hoytema – Oppenheimer (Universal)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Barbie (WB)
Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer (Universal)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jacqueline Durran – Barbie (WB)
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
“I’m Just Ken” – Barbie (WB)
Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer (Universal)
BEST DRAMA SERIES
Succession (HBO | Max)
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kieran Culkin – Succession (HBO | Max)
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sarah Snook – Succession (HBO | Max)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Crudup – The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown (Netflix)
BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Bear (FX)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jeremy Allen White – The Bear (FX)
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ayo Edebiri – The Bear (FX)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear (FX)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Meryl Streep – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
BEST LIMITED SERIES
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Quiz Lady (Hulu)
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Steven Yeun – Beef (Netflix)
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Ali Wong – Beef (Netflix)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jonathan Bailey – Fellow Travelers (Showtime)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Maria Bello – Beef (FX)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Netflix)
BEST TALK SHOW
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO | Max)
BEST COMEDY SPECIAL
John Mulaney: Baby J (Netflix)
About the Critics Choice Association
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing over 600 media critics and entertainment journalists. Initially founded in 1995, it wasn’t until 2019 that the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association resulted in the CCA being formed. The CCA recognized the intersection between film, television, and streaming content.
For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.