'There is no Ken without Barbie,' says Ryan Gosling after Oscar snubs Margot Robbie

Read on to know who else got snubbed by the Academy


Nominations for the Oscars are out and Oppenheimer swept quite a few nominations. So did Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon  Ryan Gosling was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Ken in Barbie and America Ferrera got nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the same movie.

Greta Gerwig, however, missed out on the nomination for best director and Margot Robbie for best actress. Gosling spoke out and said, “To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”

He also said, “I am extremely honoured to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films.” And went on to say, “And I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m also incredibly honoured and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken.” “But there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally celebrated film. No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius,” he added.

The movie was a critical and commercial hit; several women resonated with its content and quoted Ferrera's powerful monologue from the movie. Gosling also said, “I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.” The movie, which generated a lot of revenue, in a way, took Hollywood out of the lull it was in post-pandemic.

Other artists snubbed by the Academy include Leonardo DiCaprio, Charles Melton, Dominic Sessa, Wes Anderson and Pedro Almodóvar.

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