One of the protagonists of Barbie, Ryan GoslingShe spoke out after star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig They will be excluded from the main categories in the 2024 Oscar nominations.
Gosling (who is up for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Ken) has stated: a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that he feels “incredibly honored and proud” to have his work recognized by the Academy, but that I can't fully enjoy the nomination while Barbie herself and the film's director are left out.
“But Without Barbie there is no KenAnd there is no Barbie film without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two main people responsible for this film made history and was celebrated around the world“Without his talent, drive and genius, no one in film would be recognized,” Gosling said. To say that I'm disappointed they weren't nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”
And he added: “Against all odds, with nothing more than a few soulless dolls, with little clothing and, fortunately, no crotch, They made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they advanced culture and they made history. “His work should be recognized alongside that of other very deserving nominees.”
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While Robbie and Gerwig were viewed by many as egregious no-shows at the Oscars, Gosling at least takes the time to celebrate America Ferrera's supporting actress nominationas well as “the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this groundbreaking film.” Barbie received a total of eight nominations, including those for Best Film, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
Gosling wasn't the only one to express his disappointment online.
“No nomination for Greta Gerwig?” said Stephen King in X (formerly Twitter). “It could be true?”.
“Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie were like that crucial to business success and as critical of Barbie as Nolan and Cillian Murphy were of Oppenheimer. Imagine the scandal if one or both had been excluded! “It's unbelievable that Barbie 'deserves the Oscar' but not the women who made it possible.” said user @ZoeRoseBryant.
The brilliant Oscar nominee's iconic Barbie monologue @AmericaFerrera It really rings true after the film's director, Greta Gerwig, was passed over for an Oscar nomination – even though the film she created was nominated for Best Picture. pic.twitter.com/cJ0FygrLPE
—Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 23, 2024
Barbie quickly became part of a global movement when it hit theaters last summer. The film exceeded the $1 billion mark and according to Box Office Mojo, Its worldwide gross reached a staggering $1,445,638,421.
In our review from September 10thwe rate Barbie as “Masterful exploration of femininity and the compulsion of perfection.”