Barbie received eight Oscars 2024 nominations; nevertheless, she was not included in the major categories of Best Actress and Best Director, respectively, for lead performer Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig. In response to the rebuff, moviegoers took to X to highlight how this represents “patriarchy in the Real World.”
Many people voiced their sadness at Margot Robbie’s elimination from the Best Actress competition. A supporter commented, “So Ryan Gosling’s nominated for playing Ken but Margot Robbie isn’t nominated for playing Barbie… in Barbie Oscars.”
Greta Gerwig’s Best Director omission infuriated fans
A viewer on X said, “Ken (Ryan Gosling) getting nominated and not Barbie (Margot Robbie). It is honestly so fitting for a film about a man discovering the power of patriarchy in the Real World.”
“All-female film honoring the victory of feminists over toxic patriarchy. Guy portraying the patriarch gets Oscar Nomination, Female star and director get shut out. Again, patriarchy triumphs! Barbie, thank you!” remarked someone else, pointing out the irony.
“As well as being highly praised, humorous, distinctive, culturally significant, superbly played, superbly cast, thought-provoking, and making a billion dollars at the box office. Greta Gerwig’s picture was visually stunning. But no nomination for Best Director? Barbie “An additional admirer stated.
Ken over Barbie at Oscars 2024 Nominations?
Many people voiced their sadness at Margot Robbie’s elimination from the Best Actress competition. A supporter commented, “So Ryan Gosling’s nominated for playing Ken but Margot Robbie isn’t nominated for playing barbie… in Barbie Oscars.”
Someone else remarked. “Ken being nominated for an Oscar and Barbie and her director do not really sum up the whole film.” Another comment said, “Margot most definitely deserved a nomination if Ryan hadn’t won; that’s not the point.” It’s almost as if the Academy purposefully emphasized the film’s premise to spark conversation. It’s been a while since the Oscars have been about who truly deserves it.”
Along with expressing his disappointment at Greta Gerwig’s rejection, Ryan Gosling, who is nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He said in a statement, “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. Without their ingenuity, tenacity, and talent, none of the actors in the movie could possibly receive fame. It would be an understatement to say that I’m sad that they are not nominated in their respective categories.
Barbie was indeed nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, and two nods for Best Original Song, among other categories. It’s interesting to note that Greta Gerwig, who directed Lady Bird, Little Women, and now Barbie, became the first female director of three consecutive Best Picture nominees.