The Oscar nominations have been revealed, following closely after the Bafta nominations in the UK, highlighting a fiercely competitive field. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” leads the race after its triumph at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Notable contenders include Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” featuring Emma Stone.
Despite Greta Gerwig receiving acknowledgment in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, her absence from the Best Director nominations, along with Margot Robbie missing out on a Best Actress nomination, has left fans and fellow actors, including those from “Barbie,” expressing discontent.
Ryan Gosling, who secured a nomination for his supporting role as Ken, expressed disappointment, particularly over the oversight of Gerwig and Robbie. Gosling emphasized their crucial roles in the film, stating, “There is no Ken without Barbie,” and stressing that the movie’s success and recognition wouldn’t have been possible without their “talent, grit, and genius.”
In a social media post, a user shared a clip of a teary-eyed Robbie from the film, lamenting the Oscar nomination snubs for “Barbie.” Another commenter expressed frustration, questioning what women have to do to be recognized in the world. Recently, Ryan Gosling’s reaction to “Barbie” winning in the Best Song category gained widespread attention and turned into a meme, with him advocating for the recognition of Gerwig and Robbie’s work along with other deserving nominees.