Disney+ Hotstar Crowned ‘Best OTT Platform’ at Critics’ Choice Awards 2024


In a glamorous ceremony that celebrated the pinnacle of cinematic and streaming accomplishments, the Critics’ Choice Awards 2024, organized by the Film Critics Guild and Group M Motion Entertainment in collaboration with Vistas Media Capital, unveiled the titans of entertainment for the year. Disney+ Hotstar stole the limelight, being adjudged as the ‘Best OTT Platform of the Year’ at the esteemed 6th Critics’ Choice Awards. The win is a testament to Disney+ Hotstar’s unwavering pursuit of excellence and its investment in original and diverse storytelling.

Disney+ Hotstar’s domination continued as its flagship talk show, Koffee with Karan Season 8, garnered widespread adulation, bagging the award for ‘Best Unscripted Show.’ Helmed by the charismatic Karan Johar, the show’s latest season was lauded for its blend of candidness, witty exchanges, and indelible moments. This accolade reaffirms the show’s cult status and distinguishes it as a crowd-pleaser in its category.

Adding to Disney+ Hotstar’s cache of triumphs, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ’12th Fail’ walked away with honors as the ‘Best Feature Film.’ This work of cinematic art not only claimed critical acclaim but also set records as the most-watched film of 2023 on the platform. It signifies a trend where high-quality storytelling resonates with viewers globally, regardless of the medium.

The spirit behind these winning ventures shared their joy and expressed gratitude for the recognition they received. Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content at Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network of Disney Star, acknowledged the significance of the award by stating, “We take great pride in Disney+ Hotstar’s rich repertoire, and it brings us immense joy to witness the platform consistently deliver compelling shows and engaging stories. The Critics Choice Award win is a noteworthy milestone that underscores our commitment to delivering high-quality storytelling.”

Karan Johar shared his intimate connection with Koffee with Karan and his excitement for the partnership with Disney+ Hotstar. “Koffee with Karan is more than just a show to me; it’s a deep personal connection, and I’m genuinely thrilled,” Johar said. He further emphasized that the show’s charm, distinctiveness, and originality are what make it stand out, and such recognitions spur him to bring more engaging content to the audience.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the love ’12th Fail’ has received from audiences globally. “Within just three days, 12th Fail was the most-watched film on Disney+ Hotstar,” he noted with pride. This acknowledgment from a writer-director perspective is particularly meaningful, as it validates the film’s intentions and the audience’s embrace of the story.

The triumphs of Disney+ Hotstar and the recognition bestowed upon ‘Koffee with Karan’ and ’12th Fail’ reflect the platform’s ability to create a deep connection with its audience through diverse genres and original content. The Critics Choice Awards 2024 illustrated that the fascinating world of storytelling transcends boundaries, and Disney+ Hotstar sits at the forefront of this evolution, proving once again that it is a prime destination for quality entertainment.

Streaming fans and cinema aficionados can look forward to experiencing the full Critics Choice Awards 2024 spectacle, as it will be available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. This digital broadcast will further cement the platform’s reputation as a beacon of premium entertainment that celebrates and showcases the industry’s finest achievements.

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