SANTA MONICA, California – Chelsea Handler made a surprise move during the Critics’ Choice Awards run of show, calling Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie to the stage. The duo’s film, “Barbie,” had received multiple awards throughout the evening which were presented during commercial breaks. Unsatisfied with this, Handler decided to “go rogue” and give Gerwig and Robbie the opportunity to make an acceptance speech.
This unexpected turn of events took many by surprise, including the audience and the recipients themselves. Robbie expressed her gratitude to Handler for the opportunity, emphasizing the unexpected nature of the moment. Gerwig also took the chance to thank everyone involved in the making of the film, including the cast and production team.
The film “Barbie” had acquired several awards, including original screenplay, original song, production design, and costume design. It also won the best comedy prize, bringing its total to six awards out of 18 nominations. During the event, America Ferrera received the Critics’ Choice SeeHer Award and delivered a moving speech, reflecting on her career and the importance of authentic portrayals of women and girls in the film industry.
Ferrera emphasized the significance of representation in the industry and highlighted the need to affirm the full humanity of individuals from various backgrounds. She also acknowledged the work of fellow actors, directors, and producers who are rewriting outdated stories and challenging biases in the industry.
The event served as a platform not only to celebrate the achievements of the film industry but also to underscore the importance of diversity and representation in storytelling. It highlighted the need for more inclusive narratives that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience.