The winners of the prestigious Critics Choice Awards 2024 have been announced! The 29th annual event was hosted by Chelsea Handler and broadcast LIVE on the CW. Christopher Nolan’s WWII drama Oppenheimer led the pack with eight wins, including Best Picture, Acting Ensemble, Director for Nolan, and Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr. The film was also recognized for Costume Design, Production Design, Music, Editing and Visual Effects. Its July release counterpart, Barbie, won six awards, including Best Comedy and Best Song for I’m Just Ken. Greta Gerwig’s comedy romp Greta won four other trophies, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Song. The film was nominated for Best Actor for Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The film was not nominated for Best Actor or Actress, but both Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph from Succession and Poor Things won the top acting prizes.
As for TV, it was a sweep of the limited series and television movie categories, with Netflix’s Beef, HBO’s Succession, FX’s The Bear winning Best Television Drama, TV Limited Series, and TV Movie, respectively. Unlike the Golden Globes, which combine supporting actresses from comedies and dramas, Gold Derby separates them, meaning Streep is the first comedy winner in 13 years.
Downey, meanwhile, won the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his turn as Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer. Did the 58-year-old actor beat out a field that included frontrunners like Lily Gladstone?May December? Carey Mulligan from?Maestro? And the two male nominees for the category, Ryan Gosling for?Beyond The Storm and Mark Ruffalo?Frankenstein.
Aside from the big wins, the evening also saw some surprising winners. Greta Gerwig won Best Screenplay for her film, Noah Baumbach and Greta won the top acting prizes in the directing and writing categories, respectively, and the movie also won several other awards, including Best Costume Design, Production Design, and Hair and Makeup.