Organizers of the Oscar Awards have inked their names in the bad book of Ryan Gosling as he expresses his support for Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig after their snubs in the Best Actress and Best Director Oscar categories for “Barbie.”
Gosling has hit out at the Academy, while Robbie and Gerwig have not publicly addressed the snubs.
Despite the individual oversights, “Barbie” bagged eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, with Gosling nominated for Best Picture as a producer.
According to Gosling, “I am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films.”
“And I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m also incredibly honored 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. To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”
Other Barbie nominations
Gerwig also bagged a Best Picture nomination.
This milestone records her in history as the third female director to be nominated in the category.
The film has additional nominations, including two in the Best Song category for Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” and Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken.” America Ferrera, who delivered a notable monologue in the film, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.