Ryan Gosling Voices Disappointment Over Oscar Snubs for Barbie's Leads
The 2024 Oscar nominations have sparked a wave of support for the team behind the hit film "Barbie," particularly from its co-star Ryan Gosling. Despite his nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Ken, Gosling expressed his disappointment at the snubs of director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie. He highlighted their central roles in making the globally celebrated, history-making film, underscoring the irony of his character, Ken, being recognized while Barbie and Gerwig were overlooked. Gosling's sentiment was echoed by America Ferrera, another "Barbie" cast member, who praised Robbie's acting and Gerwig's directorial prowess, stating they deserved recognition.
Industry Voices Rally Behind Gerwig and Robbie
Not just Gosling but others in the industry have also spoken out. British record producer Mark Ronson, nominated for Best Original Song for "I'm Just Ken," highlighted the duo's efforts in bringing "Barbie" to life. He praised their work for touching the audience profoundly and contributing to the film's success. This sentiment reflects the broader appreciation within the film community for Gerwig and Robbie's work despite the Oscar snub.
The Oscars and Beyond
The 2024 Oscars, set to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, may have overlooked some key players in one of the year's biggest films. Still, the discourse around these snubs underscores the evolving conversation in Hollywood about recognition and merit. As the ceremony approaches, it becomes clear that awards are just one part of the larger narrative of creative excellence and impact in the film industry.
Source: Sky News