Sunday, January 14, 2024

'Oppenheimer' tops Critics Choice awards


The Critics Choice Association Sunday announced its 2024 awards with Oppenheimer winning best picture.
  The best actor category provided one of the biggest surprises of the organizations 29th edition. Paul Giamatti won for his performance in the Holdovers. Giamatti bested Cillian Murphy; the Oppenheimer star had been considered the favorite by many. 
   A win for the popular Giamatti could shake up this year's Oscar race.
   The best actress category also included a surprise that could impact Oscar voters. Emma Stone won best actress for her work in Poor Things. Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) won a Golden Globe in this category and remains a strong Oscar contender.
  Otherwise, the evening went as expected with Barbie (six awards) trailing Oppenheimer (eight awards). 
  I'm a voting member to the Critic Choice Association. If you're interested, you can find the complete list of this year's nominees in an earlier post. (Use the search box in the top left hand corner of this page.)l
   So, yes, we're inching our way toward Oscar. 
   Nominations for the 2024 Oscars will be announced on Jan. 23.
   Here are the 2024 Critics Choice winners:

Best Picture: Oppenheimer
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 Director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Best Young Actor/Actress: Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers
Best Acting Ensemble: Oppenheimer
Best Original Screenplay: Barbie, Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Best Adapted Screenplay: American Fiction, Cord Jefferson
Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer, Hoyte van Hoytema
Best Production Design: Barbie, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Best Editing: Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lame
Best Costume Design: Barbie, Jacqueline Durran
Best Hair and Makeup: Barbie
Best Visual Effects: Oppenheimer
Best Comedy: Barbie
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film: Anatomy of a Fall
Best Original Song: I'm Just Ken, Barbie
Best Score: Ludwig Goransson, Oppenheimer

And while we're at it: The Denver Film Critics awards for 2024 are as follows:
Best Film: Oppenheimer
Best Director, Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Female: Emma Stone, Poor Things
Best Lead Performance by an Actor, Male: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Female: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, Male: Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Best Sci-Fi/Horror: Godzilla Minus One
Best Comedy: Barbie & Poor Things
Best Visual Effects: The Creator & Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony McNamara, Poor Things
Best Documentary Feature: Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
Best Original Song: What Was I Made For, Barbie
Best Original Score: Ludwig Goransson, Oppenheimer
Best Non-English Language Feature (Godzilla Minus One & The Zone of Interest)

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