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Robert Downey Jr. Hilariously Recites His Past Scathing Reviews After Critics Choice Awards 2024 Win

The star won best supporting actor for his performance in 'Oppenheimer'

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Robert Downey Jr. at the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Jan. 14, 2024

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Robert Downey Jr. at the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Jan. 14, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. is having fun with critics as they name him this year's best supporting actor in a movie at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

The star, 58, won for Oppenheimer, up against Sterling K. Brown for American Fiction, Robert De Niro for Killers of the Flower Moon, Ryan Gosling for Barbie, Charles Melton for May December and Mark Ruffalo for Poor Things.

Downey Jr. used a good portion of his speech to hilariously read off a list of comments he said the Critics Choice Association has made about him in the past.

"The first one's kinda like haiku: 'sloppy, messy and lazy.' The second one's more metaphoric: 'Like Pee-wee Herman emerging from a coma,' " the actor said.

"This was from a Brit: 'A puzzling waste of talent,' " he continued, putting on a British accent, ending with, "And lastly — and this one lingered — 'amusing as a bed-locked fart.' "

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<p>Melinda Sue Gordon</p> Robert Downey Jr. in <em>Oppenheimer</em> (2023)

Melinda Sue Gordon

Robert Downey Jr. in Oppenheimer (2023)

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For his performance in the all-time highest-grossing biopic Oppenheimer, Downey Jr. raises his Critics Choice nod tally up to four.

Opposite Cillian Murphy’s titular protagonist, Downey Jr.’s Admiral Lewis Strauss serves as J. Robert Oppenheimer’s primary antagonist as the physicist navigates the moral and emotional dilemmas of creating the atomic bomb.

Previously, the Marvel star earned nods for best supporting actor in 2009’s Tropic Thunder and best actor in an action movie for The Avengers and Iron Man 3.

Along with Downey Jr.’s nomination, the Christopher Nolan film is in contention for 12 other categories.

<p>John Nacion/Getty Images</p> Sterling K. Brown in New York City on Nov. 20, 2023

John Nacion/Getty Images

Sterling K. Brown in New York City on Nov. 20, 2023

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Brown, 47, received his first Critics Choice nod and win in 2018 for his leading role in the drama series This Is Us, but his role in American Fiction is the first acknowledgment of his film work at the ceremony.

Playing the recently divorced brother of Jeffrey Wright’s Monk Ellison (who is nominated for best actor), the Emmy winner delivered a nuanced performance in the dramedy as a newly out man.

In addition to Brown’s nomination, American Fiction is up for four more categories, including best comedy and best picture.

<p>Apple Original Films</p> Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in <em>Killers of the Flower Moon</em> (2023)

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Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

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Martin Scorsese’s epic thriller Killers of the Flower Moon sees De Niro, 80, as William King Hale, a remorseless crime boss responsible for the murders of the Osage Nation. The Godfather actor nabs his fifth recognition by the Critics Choice Association.

<p>Warner Bros</p> Ryan Gosling in <em>Barbie</em> (2023)

Warner Bros

Ryan Gosling in Barbie (2023)

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Gosling’s over-the-top Kenergy garnered rave reviews after the summer blockbuster Barbie. No stranger to the Critics Choice Awards, the La La Land actor, 43, adds a ninth nomination to his count with his role as the Mattel doll’s head-over-heels boyfriend Ken.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is up for a record-breaking 18 categories, with best director for Gerwig, 40, best actress for Margot Robbie, best supporting actress for America Ferrera and best picture among the mix.

<p>Francois Duhamel/Courtesy of Netflix</p> Charles Melton in <em>May December</em> (2023)

Francois Duhamel/Courtesy of Netflix

Charles Melton in May December (2023)

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Acting alongside Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, Melton, 33, emerged from Todd Haynes’ May December with one of the best performances of the year.

The Riverdale star played Joe Yoo, a 36-year-old man stuck at the emotional age of 13, when he began an affair with Gracie (played by Moore, 63), a woman two decades older.

<p> 20th Century Studios</p> Mark Ruffalo in <em>Poor Things</em> (2023)

20th Century Studios

Mark Ruffalo in Poor Things (2023)

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In trying to rein in the antics of Emma Stone’s Bella Baxter, Ruffalo, 56, has been receiving praise for his performance as Duncan Wedderburn in Yorgos LanthimosPoor Things.

The wild comedy sees Dr. Godwin Baxter’s (Willem Dafoe) childlike science experiment Bella flounce about Victorian Era London accompanied — or rather, chased — by Duncan.

The Avengers star has three more nominations for best supporting actor at the Critics Choice Awards for 2011’s The Kids Are All Right, 2015’s Foxcatcher and 2016’s Spotlight. Poor Things has 13 total nods.

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