Critics Choice Awards: Emma Stone wins "Best Actress" with Poor Things

Critics Choice Awards, Emma Stone, Poor Things

Oppenheimer sweeps with 8 awards - 'I'm very grateful to the critics for this. But I'm just learning not to care what you think' joked the star, echoing the unconventional persona of 'Bella Baxter.'


"Oppenheimer," Christopher Nolan's film about the creation of the atomic bomb, won a total of eight awards at the 29th Critics Choice Awards, the Critics Choice Association's awards recognising achievement in television and film, which are considered a harbinger of the Oscars.

The epic film, which has grossed over $1 billion, was named the best film of last year by the Critics Association, while it also received seven more awards, including for its direction, editing, music and performance by Robert Downey Jr., who won the Best Supporting Actor award.

In his award acceptance speech, Nolan thanked critics as they "helped with convincing mainstream audiences that a film about quantum physics and apocalypse could be worth their time."

Emma Stone won Best Actress for "Poor Things," Jorgos Lanthimos' surreal dark comedy, where she plays Bella Baxter, a Victorian woman who commits suicide and is resurrected with the help of an eccentric scientist who transplants his mind into her body and embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

Speaking of the role — which saw Stone, 35, take on a woman with an infant's brain — she joked about critics' influence in the industry.

"Playing Bella was one of the greatest joys of my life. I got to unlearn a lot of things in playing her. Unlearn parts of shame and societal stuff that gets put on us, and I'm still working on it," she said.

Ending with a joke, Stone added, "This is the Critics Choice Awards — and it is about outside opinion — but I'm very grateful to the critics for this. But I'm just learning not to care what you think."

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