Christopher Nolan’s epic movie ‘Oppenheimer‘ won big at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, taking home eight trophies, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor. The movie, which has grossed over $1 billion, is now the clear frontrunner for the Academy Awards in March. Despite the dominance of ‘Oppenheimer,’ other films were also recognized at the gala, one of the major awards shows leading up to the Oscars.
Emma Stone won Best Actress for ‘Poor Things,’ a surreal dark comedy, while Paul Giamatti won Best Actor for ‘The Holdovers.’The Critics Choice Awards, chosen by almost 600 members of North America’s largest critics organization, recognized excellence in film and television. The ceremony was held at a former airport hangar in Los Angeles and featured a red carpet and lavish gala for Hollywood A-listers. Harrison Ford accepted a career achievement award, and America Ferrera was honored with the SeeHer Award.
‘Oppenheimer’ was not the only film to receive multiple awards at the ceremony. ‘Barbie‘ won six awards, including Best Comedy and Best Song, while ‘The Bear’ and ‘Beef’ each took home four awards. ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ won Best Foreign Language Film, and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ was named Best Animated Movie. The Critics Choice Awards have shaken up the awards race, with ‘Oppenheimer’ emerging as a clear frontrunner for the Academy Awards. The dominance of the film at the ceremony highlights its critical and commercial success, cementing its place as one of the most significant films of the year.