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Oppenheimer, Barbie, The Bear, Beef Are Big Winners at 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association — of which Above the Line critics Edward Douglas and J. Don Birnam are both members — announced the winners of its 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 at a ceremony inside an aircraft hanger, the show also being broadcast on The CW.

Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer was the big movie winner of the night with EIGHT wins, including Best Picture and Director, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr., Best Score, Cinematography, Editing, Visual Effects, and Best Ensemble.

Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie was not going to be left too far behind, as it won SIX Critics Choice Awards, including Best Comedy, Best Original Screenplay, Best Song (for “I’m Just Ken”), Best Production and Costume Design, as well as Hair and Makeup. (As with Oppenheimer and its Visual Effects win, Barbie‘s hair and make-up wasn’t shortlisted.)

Recent Golden Globe winners Paul Giamatti and Da’vine Joy Ralph continued their awards run, winning in their respective categories for The Holdovers, while Dominic Sesso won for Best Young Actor.

The biggest shocker may have been Emma Stone winning Best Actress for Poor Things over Lily Gladstone for Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon, which was completely snubbed.

The television categories mostly echoed last week’s Golden Globes with Hulu‘s The Bear nearly sweeping in the Comedy categories, HBO MAX‘s Succession nearly doing the same for Drama, and Netflix‘s Beef winning four awards in the limited series category.

The Bear had three acting wins — Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach — as well for Comedy Series, while Succession won for Drama Series and two acting wins. Beef won three acting awards for Ali Wong, Stephen Yeun, and Maria Bello, as well as for Best Limited Series.

Other shows that received one Critics Choice Award apiece, included The Crown (Netflix), Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), The Morning Show (Apple TV+), as well as Hulu’s Quiz Lady winning for “Movie Made for Television.” Netflix seemed to do the best between its wins for Beef and wins in many of the other characters, including Animated Series (Scott Pilgrim Takes Off), Foreign Language Series (Lupin), and Comedy Special (John Mulaney: Baby J).

What’s interesting about the television winners is that the PrimeTime Emmys take place tonight, January 15, although they were voted on back in July, so if any of the same winners receive an Emmy, it’s not due to any of the speeches they made last night or at the Golden Globes.

America Ferrara received the group’s “SeeHer Award,” presented by Barbie star, Margot Robbie, while Harrison Ford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold.

You can read the full list of Critics Choice film winners below:

FEATURE FILM WINNERS

Best Picture
Oppenheimer

Best Actor
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers

Best Actress
Emma StonePoor Things

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress
Da’Vine Joy RandolphThe Holdovers

Best Young Actor or Actress
Dominic SessaThe Holdovers

Best Acting Ensemble
Oppenheimer

Best Director
Christopher NolanOppenheimer

Best Adapted Screenplay
Cord JeffersonAmerican Fiction

Best Original Screenplay
Greta Gerwig & Noah BaumbachBarbie

Best Cinematography
Hoyte van HoytemaOppenheimer

Best Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie SpencerBarbie

Best Editing
Jennifer LameOppenheimer

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline DurranBarbie

Best Hair and Makeup
Barbie

Best Visual Effects
Oppenheimer

Best Comedy
Barbie

Best Animated Film
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Foreign Language Film
Anatomy of a Fall

Best Song
“I’m Just Ken” – Barbie

Best Score
Ludwig GöranssonOppenheimer

TELEVISION WINNERS 

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Succession (HBO | Max)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kieran CulkinSuccession (HBO | Max)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sarah SnookSuccession (HBO | Max)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Billy CrudupThe Morning Show (Apple TV+)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elizabeth DebickiThe Crown (Netflix)

BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Bear (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jeremy Allen WhiteThe Bear (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ayo EdebiriThe Bear (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ebon Moss-BachrachThe Bear (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Meryl Streep
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

Beef (Netflix)

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 BelloBeef (Netflix)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES

Lupin (Netflix)

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)

Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas has written about movies for print and the internet for over 20 years, specializing in box office analysis, reviews, and interviews. Currently, he writes features for Below the Line and Above the Line, acting as Associate Editor for the former and Interim Editor for the latter.
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