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Critics Choice Awards 2024: how to watch, the nominees, host and timings revealed

Greta Gerwig's Barbie leads this year's nominations

Margot Robbie, Cillian Murphy split image
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
14 January 2024
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Hollywood's awards season is well and truly underway. After last weekend's Golden Globes, the spotlight is on the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards, which will see the biggest film stars in Tinseltown hit the red carpet at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Sunday for a chance to pick up one of those coveted trophies. 

Keep reading for all you need to know about this year's ceremony, including how to watch it, who is nominated, and who will be hosting the show. 

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How to watch the Critics Choice Awards and timings of the show

The three-hour ceremony kicks off at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on the East Coast and in Los Angeles on The CW.

Los Angeles' CW affiliate, KTLA-5, will also host a red carpet show which begins at 2 p.m. PT.

Viewers can also stream the ceremony on platforms including Hulu+, DirecTV Stream, Sling TV and Fubo TV.

Who is hosting this year's awards? 

For the second year running, comedian Chelsea Handler will host the ceremony.

The actress is perhaps best known for her stand-up career, as well as for her late-night chat show, Chelsea Lately.

chelsea handler glamour women of the year awards© Gregory Pace/Shutterstock
Chelsea Handler is hosting the show

On returning as host, the 48-year-old said in a statement: "I am very happy and excited to be hosting the Critics Choice Awards again this year, as last year was one of the most fun nights I’ve had.  

"There is no greater reward than making fun of actors and then getting drunk with them afterward. It’s an honor."

The full list of Critics Choice nominees 

Leading the nominations this year is Greta Gerwig's Barbie, which is competing in 18 categories, including Best Picture, Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Actress (Margot Robbie), and Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling).

Bringing up the rear are Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things, both of which earned 13 nominations, with Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon trailing closely behind. 

It's going to be a tough competition this year, but after last weekend's Golden Globes, we predict Oppenheimer will win big once again. 

Best Picture

American Fiction


The Color Purple

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Emily Blunt is Kitty Oppenheimer and Cillian Murphy is J. Robert Oppenheimer in OPPENHEIMER© Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pic
Oppenheimer is nominated for Best Picture



Past Lives

Poor Things


Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone star in Killers of the Flower Moon© Apple
Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for his performance in Killers of the Flower Moon

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Best Actress

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Greta Lee, Past Lives

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon© Melinda Sue Gordon
Lily Gladstone is nominated for Best Actress

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer and Strauss speak in Oppenheimer© Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pic
Robert Downey Jr is nominated for Best Supporting Actor

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Charles Melton, May December

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actress

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

America Ferrera, Barbie

america ferrera pink outfit barbie world premiere la© Getty
America Ferrera is nominated for Barbie

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Julianne Moore, May December

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best Young Actor/Actress

Abby Ryder Fortson, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Ariana Greenblatt, Barbie

Calah Lane, Wonka

Milo Machado Graner, Anatomy of a Fall

Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers

Madeleine Yuna Voyles, The Creator

Best Acting Ensemble



The Color Purple

Barbie (2023) directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and  Ryan Gosling as Ken. Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.© Alamy Stock Photo
Barbie is nominated 18 times

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon


Best Director

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Greta Gerwig, Barbie

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro© Jason McDonald/Netflix
Bradley Cooper has been nominated for Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Alexander Payne, The Holdovers

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Adapted Screenplay

Kelly Fremon Craig, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers

Cord Jefferson, American Fiction

Tony McNamara, Poor Things

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Original Screenplay

Samy Burch, May December

Alex Convery, Air

Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer, Maestro

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein and Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre in Maestro© Jason McDonald/Netflix
Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein and Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre in Maestro

Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach, Barbie

David Hemingson, The Holdovers

Celine Song, Past Lives

Best Cinematography

Matthew Libatique, Maestro

Rodrigo Prieto, Barbie

Rodrigo Prieto, Killers of the Flower Moon

Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo in Poor Things
Poor Things has been nominated for Best Cinematography

Robbie Ryan, Poor Things

Linus Sandgren, Saltburn

Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

Best Production Design

Suzie Davies, Charlotte Dirickx, Saltburn

Ruth De Jong, Claire Kaufman, Oppenheimer

Jack Fisk, Adam Willis, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Barbie

James Price, Shona Heath, Szusza Mihalek, Poor Things

Adam Stockhausen, Kris Moran, Asteroid City

Best Editing

William Goldenberg – Air

Nick Houy – Barbie

Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer

Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo in "Poor Things" (2023). Photo credit: Yorgos Lanthimos/Searchlight Pictures© Alamy Stock Photo
Emma Stone in Poor Things

Yorgos Mavropsaridis – Poor Things

Thelma Schoonmaker – Killers of the Flower Moon

Michelle Tesoro – Maestro

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, Barbie

Lindy Hemming, Wonka

Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, The Color Purple

Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka© WB
Wonka has been nominated for Best Costume Design

Holly Waddington, Poor Things

Jacqueline West, Killers of the Flower Moon

Janty Yates, David Crossman, Napoleon

Best Hair and Makeup


The Color Purple



Poor Things


Best Visual Effects

The Creator

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One


Poor Things

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Comedy

American Fiction


Margot Robbie plays Barbie in pink gingham dress
Barbie is nominated for Best Comedy


The Holdovers

No Hard Feelings

Poor Things

Best Animated Film

The Boy and the Heron



Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem


Best Foreign Language Film

Anatomy of a Fall

Godzilla Minus One

Perfect Days

Society of the Snow

The Taste of Things

The Zone of Interest

Best Song

“Dance the Night," Barbie

“I’m Just Ken," Barbie

“Peaches," The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Margot Robbie dressed as disco Barbie at her party in Barbie Land
Dance the Night is nominated for Best Song

“Road to Freedom," Rustin

"This Wish," Wish

"What Was I Made For," Barbie

Best Score

Jerskin Fendrix, Poor Things

Michael Giacchino, Society of the Snow

Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer

Daniel Pemberton, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon

Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Barbie

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