"Oppenheimer" dominates Critics Choice Awards with eight wins

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  • Oppenheimer ” emerged as the big winner  securing a total of eight accolades
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The Hollywood blockbuster ”Oppenheimer ” emerged as the big winner at the Critics Choice Awards sen  curing a total of eight accolades.

The Critics Choice Movie Awards is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.

The awards ceremony that took place in Los Angeles    saw Christopher Nolan win the award for best director for his film about J Robert Oppenheimer , the so-called father of the atomic bomb.


The Film itself won the best picture ,while Robert Downey Jr won the best supporting actor award for his role as Lewis Strauss , the former head of the US Atomic Energy Commission .

Oppenheimer also  missed out on several other acting prizes, with its star, Cillian Murphy, losing out to The Holdovers' Paul Giamatti in the best actor race.

Greta Gerwig's successful film ”Barbie” won six prizes including  best comedy, best original screenplay, and best original song for Mark Ronson's "I'm Just Ken," sung by Ryan Gosling.

In the television categories, major awards went to "Succession," "Beef," and "The Bear. "Succession  scooped best actor in a drama series (Kieran Culkin) and best actress in a drama series (Sarah Snook).

The" Bear" stars Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Ross-Bachrach, and all took home acting prizes, as did Beef's Steve Yeun, Ali Wong and Maria Bello.

Below is the full list of the 2024 winners of the Critics Choice  Awards.

Best Picture


Best Actor

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Best Actress

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress

 Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best Young Actor/Actress

Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers

Best Acting Ensemble


Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Best Adapted Screenplay

Cord Jefferson, American Fiction

Best Original Screenplay

Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach, Barbie

Best Cinematography

Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Barbie

Best Editing

Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, Barbie

Best Hair and Makeup


Best Visual Effects


Best Comedy


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 Göransson, Oppenheimer


Best Drama Series


Best Actor in a Drama Series

Kieran Culkin – Succession

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Sarah Snook – Succession

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series           

Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown

Best Comedy Series

The Bear

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Best Actress in a Comedy Series         

Ayo Edebiri – The Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Meryl Streep – Only Murders in the Building

Best Limited Series


Best Movie Made for Television

Quiz Lady

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Steven Yeun – Beef

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Ali Wong – Beef 

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Jonathan Bailey – Fellow Travelers

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Maria Bello – Beef

Best Foreign Language Series


Best Animated Series

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

Best Talk Show

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Best Comedy Special

John Mulaney: Baby J