Ariana DeBose upset by 'actors who think they're singers' jibe at Critics Choice Awards

Ariana DeBose at the Critics Choice Awards credit:Bang Showbiz
Ariana DeBose at the Critics Choice Awards credit:Bang Showbiz

Ariana DeBose "didn't find it funny" when she was mocked at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday (14.01.24).

The Oscar-winning star - who has performed in several Broadway shows and won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in Steven Spielberg's big screen musical 'West Side Story' - was seen looking visibly unimpressed in the audience at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday (14.01.24) when she was named among "actors who think they're singers".

Reading from the teleprompter as she presented Best Original Song, Bella Ramsey said the tracks in the category were “delivered by some of the most famous voices in the music industry.”

Co-presenter Anthony Ramos then named Billie Eilish, Lenny Kravitz and Dua Lipa.

The 'Last Of Us' star continued: “Then there are the actors who also think that they’re singers – Jack Black, Ariana DeBose and Ken himself, Ryan Gosling."

The camera then panned to Ariana - who was nominated from 'This Wish' from Disney's 'Wish' but lost out to 'I'm Just Ken', which was written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and sung by Ryan Gosling in 'Barbie' - and she looked unhappy with the diss, and later took to Instagram to hit back.

She wrote: "No I didn’t find it funny. Lol."

When Mark and Andrew took to the stage to accept the prize, they paid tribute to Ryan for his performance of the track.

Mark said: "Ryan Gosling, this is as much your award as ours," Ronson said. "You made the audience fall in love with this song with your matchless performance, so thank you."

He went on to thank director Greta Gerwig and her co-writer, husband Noah Baumbach, and lead actress Margot Robbie, who also produced the movie.

He said: "The fact that 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're really forever in your debt for that."