Robert Downey Jr. received huge at the 2024 Critics Option Awards, but he pointed out that movie critics haven’t always been on his facet.
Downey Jr., 58, accepted the award for Finest Supporting Actor on Sunday, January 14, for his job as Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer. Immediately after offering a shout-out to his fellow nominees, he shared some of the Critics Option Association’s less flattering critiques of his work more than the decades.
“I was imagining this morning: I like critics,” he began. “They’ve supplied me these kinds of attractive comments, definitely just so many fantastic moments, and some of it is so poetic, I just want to share some of their ideas with you around the a long time.”
As the cameras panned to the audience during his speech, Bradley Cooper, Sandra Oh and far more A-list stars had been shown applauding and laughing. Even Robert De Niro seemed amused as Downey Jr. continued.
“The first a person is kind of like haiku: ‘Sloppy, messy, and lazy.’ The future 1 is a lot more metaphoric: ‘Like Pee-wee Herman emerging from a coma,’” the Iron Man star go through off a card in his hand. “This was from a Brit: ‘A puzzling waste of expertise.’ And and finally, and this a person lingered: ‘Amusing as a mattress-locked fart.’”
Downey Jr. was nominated along with De Niro, 80, Ryan Gosling, Charles Melton, Mark Ruffalo and Sterling K. Brown, who was also shown laughing together.
Downey Jr. took a fairly far more significant tone to his speech when thanking his “Oppenhomies,” whom he labored with on Oppenheimer.
“Every working day of filming was like getting my ego’s ass handed to me at the doorway and it couldn’t have transpired to a nicer man,” he extra, thanking the “holy trinity” of director Christopher Nolan, costar Cillian Murphy and producer Emma Thomas. He also made available a shout-out to forged customers Emily Blunt and Alden Ehrenreich.
Downey Jr. concluded his speech by calling out the sources of his “24-hour jogging commentary” — in any other case identified as his spouse, Susan Downey, and his publicist. “I hope they believe I did greater this time. I’ll listen to about it in a f—king 2nd,” he concluded, seemingly referring to his new Golden Globes speech.
Downey Jr. took dwelling yet another trophy for his Oppenheimer position at the Globes previously this month.
“I took a beta blocker, so this is going to be a breeze,” he joked at the time, reading from a paper that he pulled out of his pocket. Along with thanking his spouse and fellow castmates at the time, Downey Jr. referred to the award as a “most improved participant matter,” seemingly joking about his ups and downs in Hollywood over the yrs.
Though his profession has had a latest resurgence, the actor struggled with addiction in his early Hollywood times. He has been drug-no cost considering the fact that 2003.
“Job a person is get out of that cave. A ton of persons do get out but never adjust,” he claimed, in element, in the course of an interview with Vanity Fair from September 2014. “So the point is to get out and realize the importance of that aggressive denial of your destiny, arrive by way of the crucible cast into a stronger metallic. Or whatsoever.”