Chelsea Handler 'Goes Rogue' at Critics Choice Awards, Invites Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie for Impromptu Acceptance Speech for 'Barbie'
Host Chelsea Handler surprises everyone at the Critics Choice Awards by calling Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie to the stage to give an impromptu acceptance speech for their film 'Barbie'.
Chelsea Handler 'Goes Rogue' at Critics Choice Awards
At the Critics Choice Awards, host Chelsea Handler decided to 'go rogue' and invite Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie to the stage to give an impromptu acceptance speech for their film 'Barbie'. Even though 'Barbie' had already won several awards during the evening, Handler felt it necessary to acknowledge the film's achievements and cultural significance.
During her monologue, Handler praised 'Barbie' for its $1.4 billion box office success and its relevance in 'The Year of the Woman'. She then called Gerwig and Robbie to the stage, stating that they deserved the opportunity to make an acceptance speech.
Gerwig and Robbie eagerly made their way to the stage and expressed their gratitude to Handler. Robbie emphasized that their appearance on stage was unexpected and not part of the show, but they were grateful nonetheless. Gerwig thanked everyone involved in making the film, particularly highlighting the talented cast.
Recognition and Awards for 'Barbie'
At this point in the evening, 'Barbie' had already received awards for original screenplay, original song, production design, costume design, hair and makeup, and best comedy. These wins were a testament to the film's achievement, as it had received a record-setting 18 nominations.
In addition to these accolades, America Ferrera, one of the supporting actresses in 'Barbie', was honored with the Critics Choice SeeHer Award. In her powerful acceptance speech, Ferrera reflected on her two-decade career and dedicated the award to 'every kid yearning to break in'. She expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment of her contributions to more authentic portrayals of women and girls.
Ferrera acknowledged that when she started her career, seeing representation of strong and complex characters who looked like her on screen seemed impossible. However, thanks to the efforts of writers, directors, producers, and executives, she and her Latino colleagues have been able to bring fierce and fantastic women to life. Ferrera emphasized the importance of affirming each other's full humanity through storytelling and creating authentic representations of diverse individuals.
The surprise moment at the Critics Choice Awards where Chelsea Handler invited Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie to give an impromptu acceptance speech for 'Barbie' was a memorable highlight of the evening. It showcased the film's success and cultural impact, as well as the appreciation for authentic representation in storytelling.
The recognition and awards received by 'Barbie' further solidified its position as a standout film of the year. It had won in various categories, including screenplay, song, production design, costume design, and best comedy.
America Ferrera's acceptance speech for the Critics Choice SeeHer Award was a powerful testament to the progress made in representation and the importance of creating authentic portrayals of diverse individuals. Ferrera dedicated the award to those who yearn to see themselves on screen and emphasized the value of storytelling in affirming each other's humanity.