Barbie’s Ryan Gosling Expresses Disappointment Over Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar Snub

Los Angeles, California – Barbie’s Ryan Gosling is speaking out against the 2024 Oscar nominations for leaving out Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig in major categories. Gosling, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, expressed his gratitude for his own recognition but expressed disappointment that the film’s lead actress and director were overlooked. He emphasized the importance of their contributions to the history-making and globally celebrated film, stating that their talent and genius were essential to the movie’s success. Despite the snub, Gosling did acknowledge America Ferrera’s nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role and applauded all the artists who contributed to the groundbreaking film.

Social media also echoed the disappointment over Gerwig and Robbie’s exclusion. Esteemed author Stephen King questioned the omission of Gerwig, remarking on the surprising nature of her absence from the nominations. Twitter user @ZoeRoseBryant compared the significance of Gerwig and Robbie’s involvement in Barbie to the contributions of Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer, highlighting the discrepancy in recognition.

Barbie, with a total of eight nominations including Best Picture, Production Design, and Costume Design, became a global movement upon its release and exceeded the $1 billion milestone at the box office. IGN’s glowing review hailed the film as a masterful exploration of femininity and the pressures of perfection.

Ryan Gosling’s statement emphasizes the injustice of the snub and calls for the recognition of the immense talent and contributions of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig to the success of Barbie. As the Academy overlooks these key figures, the industry and fans alike continue to express disappointment and call for a reassessment of the nominations.