Critics Choice Awards for Film has announced the nominations for its 29th Edition. And it definitely is a Barbie world. Among the many stellar nominees of this year, Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie hit it out of the park with 18 nominations! Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimerand Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things both bagged 13 nominations each, while Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon earned 12 nods. The ‘Barbenheimer’ duo continue to dominate the award circuit.

The largest, and perhaps most visible critics group in the country, Critics Choice, has now had its say. Voted on by a collective of broadcast, print, and digital journalists, it’s the only critics group with a live television broadcast. The Critics Choice Awards will air live on January 14, with Chelsea Handler returning to host for the second consecutive year.

Barbie Reigns

Barbie seems to have beaten Oppenheimer with the nominations at least, let’s see if the winning list matches up. The movie that brought Barbie to life, has been nominated across various categories, encompassing both acting and technical departments. Both Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling earned nominations for their performances, and Greta Gerwig secured a nomination for Best Director.

With 18 nominations for the billion-dollar sensation, Barbie surpassed “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “The Shape of Water” which landed 14 during their respective years. Earlier this week, Barbie stormed the Golden Globes nominations with nine overall nods, followed by Oppenheimer with eight, Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things with seven, and Past Lives with five.

Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt from ‘Oppenheimer’ clinched notable nominations in their respective categories. Surprisingly absent from the Critics Choice Awards nominations are both Natalie Portman (May December) and Annette Bening (Nyad) in Best Actress, Anatomy of a Fall in Best Picture, Willem Dafoe (Poor Things) in Best Supporting Actor, and shockingly Taraji P. Henson for her brilliant work in The Color Purple, despite the film earning an Ensemble nomination.

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Let’s take you through the entire list of Nominees basis the categories:

Best Picture

American Fiction
The Color Purple
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
Poor Things

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Leonardo DiCaprioKillers of the Flower Moon
Colman Domingo, Rustin
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
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
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
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
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Director

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Greta Gerwig, Barbie
Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things
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 and Josh Singer, Maestro
Greta Gerwig and 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
Robbie Ryan, Poor Things
Linus Sandgren, Saltburn
Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

Best Production Design

Suzie Davies and Charlotte Dirickx, Saltburn
Ruth De Jong and Claire Kaufman, Oppenheimer
Jack Fisk and Adam Willis, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Barbie
James Price, Shona Heath, and Szusza Mihalek, Poor Things
Adam Stockhausen and Kris Moran, Asteroid City

Best Editing

William Goldenberg, Air
Nick Houy, Barbie
Jennifer Lame, Oppenheimer
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
Holly Waddington, Poor Things
Jacqueline West, Killers of the Flower Moon
Janty Yates and David Crossman, Napoleon

Best Hair and Makeup

The Color Purple
Poor Things

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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
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
“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 and Andrew Wyatt, Barbie

Barbie has left an indelible mark not just on the Awards nominations lists but on the global film industry as a whole. What a moment for the entire team, take a bow!