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Disney+ Hotstar wins big at Critics’ Choice Awards 2024


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Mumbai: The 6th Critics’ Choice Awards 2024, presented by the Film Critics Guild and Group M Motion Entertainment in collaboration with Vistas Media Capital, concluded with Disney+ Hotstar emerging as the star of the evening.

The streaming giant secured the prestigious ‘Best OTT Platform of the Year’ award, solidifying its position as an entertainment powerhouse.

Celebrating its success, Hotstar Specials’ ‘Koffee with Karan Season 8’ won hearts with its vulnerability and banter, claiming the title of ‘Best Unscripted Show.’ The show, a fan favourite, showcased memorable moments, capturing the essence of entertainment.

In the realm of cinema, ‘12th Fail’ by Vidhu Vinod Chopra was crowned ‘Best Feature Film,’ highlighting its exceptional storytelling and widespread popularity. The film quickly rose to become the most-watched film of 2023 on Disney+ Hotstar, garnering praise from audiences worldwide.

Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said, “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 significant achievement, underscoring our commitment to delivering high-quality storytelling.”

Karan Johar, on Koffee with Karan Season 8’s win, said, “Koffee with Karan is more than just a show to me; it’s a deep personal connection, and I’m genuinely thrilled to have found a fantastic partner in Disney+ Hotstar. What makes Koffee with Karan truly unique is its distinctiveness, the genuine and organic charm it exudes, and its originality, which sets it apart from everything else. The Critics Choice Awards acknowledging these qualities fill me with immense pride. Moments like these are inspiring me to continue bringing more engaging episodes of Koffee with Karan to our audiences.”

Acclaimed director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra said, “We are incredibly grateful to witness the immense love our film is receiving from people everywhere, not just in theatres but online on streaming and internationally as well. Within just three days, 12th Fail was the most watched film on Disney+ Hotstar. As a writer-director, nothing makes you happier than witnessing your film, made with the right intention, being so well received and appreciated. I thank the universe for the 12th fail.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards 2024 ceremony itself will be available for streaming exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar, further cementing its status as the go-to platform for top-tier entertainment.

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