Barbie bagged an impressive number of awards at the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards. The Critics Choice Awards were presented on January 14, 2024 at Barka Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The star-studded event was broadcasted live by The CW.
Trailing behind Oppenheimer which took home 8 awards, Barbie went on to win 6 awards including ‘Best Original Song’ for “I’m Just Ken” which quickly became the highlight of the evening, thanks to Ryan Gosling’s brutally honest reaction. In a hilarious turn of events, Gosling was found dumbfounded when presenters Bella Ramsey and Anthony Ramos announced “I’m Just Ken” as the winner. The actor was seen looking around in confusion and his reaction stole the show as soon as it went viral on social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter). Fans were pleasantly amused at Gosling’s hilarious expression, lauding his sense of humor.
Songwriters Ronson and Wyatt thank Gosling and filmmaker Gerwig
The Songwriters Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt accepted the prestigious accolade. Ronson thanked Gosling whose “I’m Just Ken” performance made headlines last year and garnered massive popularity. He further expressed his gratitude towards director Greta Gerwig saying, “And Greta, especially the fact that you carved out 11 minutes for this prog-rock, power ballad, dream ballet, shred-fest so the boys could cry and hold hands a little too, we are really forever in your debt for that.”
Barbie also won in five other categories including ‘Best Hair and Makeup’, ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Original Screenplay’, ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Best Production Design’ and had a total of 18 nominations, the highest in the history of the Critics Choice Awards.
Ever since its release in July, 2023 the Margot Robbie led film has been in the news for accomplishing record-breaking feats. Greta Gerwig became the first solo female director with a movie hitting the billion-dollar mark. Barbie also scored two wins at the 81st Golden Globe Awards, one in the newly introduced category of ‘Cinematic and Box Office Achievement’ and the other in the ‘Best Original Song’ category for its soundtrack “What Was I Made For” by Billie Eilish on January 7, 2024.
Which 2023-favorite will take the Oscar home?
With the awards season in full-swing, fans are now eagerly awaiting the 96th Academy Awards scheduled to take place on March 10, 2024, nominations for which will be announced later this month, on January 23, 2024. It is thus, only a matter of time till we get to see which fan-favorite from 2023 will sweep the maximum number of awards at the 2024 Oscars.