Neither “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig nor Margot Robbie, who plays the iconic doll, were nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday, unlike Ryan Gosling as Ken, sparking disappointment and anger in America.
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The irony of the situation given the themes created by the film was highlighted by many netizens.
“Naming Ken, but not Barbie, is really the plot of the film,” said novelist Brad Meltzer of the character.
Because “Barbie,” a global blockbuster in the summer of 2023, will be a scathing satire on the difficulties women face in recognizing their talents.
Both Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie have already received nominations and awards on the Hollywood circuit and their presence on the Oscar list was expected.
However, while “Barbie” received eight nominations, including one in the Best Picture category, the absence of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie in the Best Director and Best Actress categories left fans and cast members disappointed.
Ryan Gosling was the first to express his incomprehension.
“I am very honored to be nominated […]”But there's no Ken without Barbie, and no 'Barbie' movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie,” he said in a statement.
“To say I'm disappointed they weren't nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement,” he added.
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