Barbie and Oppenheimer face-off at Critics' Choice Awards - which came out on top?

With a Barbenheimer face-off at the box office last year, the battle has continued onto the Hollywood awards circuit.  

The Golden Globes kicked off the series of show-downs last week, and on Monday (NZ time) they duked it out at the Critics' Choice Awards.  

Barbie topped nominations, going in with a record-breaking 18 nods, but people wondered whether it would be popular enough to produce results.  

The Critics' Choice Awards' host Chelsea Handler wasted no time roasting her ex, alleged comedian Jo Koy, after he threw his writers under the bus for his flawlessly unfunny Golden Globes opening.  

"Thank you for laughing at that - my writers wrote it," she referenced.  

Barbie barrelled up to the podium time and time again, receiving awards for Best Comedy, Best Original Screenplay, Best Hair and Makeup, Production Design, and Costumes.  

Even Ken got a look in when the film was awarded Best Song for 'I'm Just Ken'.  

Winner Mark Ronson hailed their commander-in-chief, Greta Gerwig, in his acceptance speech.

"You carved out 11 minutes for this prog-rock, power ballad, dream ballet, shred fest so the boys could cry and hold hands a little too. We are really forever in your debt for that," the music producer said.  

However, historical epic Oppenheimer would rule the night.  

From Iron Man to Golden Globe to Critics Choice, Robert Downey Jnr's time in the awards sun feels long overdue, and he won Best Supporting Actor, even completing a wry dig at the critics.  

"The Critics' Choice Association have given me such beautiful feedback, really, I just want to share some of their thoughts with you," he said.  

"Amusing as a bed-locked fart," he quoted.  

Oppenheimer also won Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, Best VFX, all adding to their Oscar's buzz.   

However, it was the film receiving the two biggies, Best Director for Christopher Nolan and Best Film, that sealed the deal.   

Three brilliant performances in the magical film The Holdovers were honoured, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, and the glorious Paul Giamatti, and Emma Stone cemented her Oscars favourite status winning Best Actress for Poor Things.  

When it came to TV, it was a case of rinse and repeat after their Globes sweep; Succession dominated and it was another night of feasting for Beef and The Bear.