Unless you’ve been asleep under a rock, you’ll have seen that Ryan Gosling has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Ken in the Barbie movie.
However, the film’s leading man isn’t exactly celebrating. And that’s because the film – made by women, starring mostly women about a plastic woman – hasn’t received that many nods for, you guessed it, women! Yes, really!
Margot Robbie has been snubbed in the Best Actress category. Plus Greta Gerwig has missed out on a Best Director nod. America Ferrera is up for Best Supporting Actress, though. Plus Barbie is in the running for Best Film (Margot co-produced it).
The film received eight nominations in total, including one for Adapted Screenplay for Greta and her husband Noah Baumbach. But Ryan’s not impressed.
Ryan Gosling is up for an Oscar for Barbie – but should he accept it? (Credit: YouTube)
Ryan Gosling unimpressed with Oscars nod
The actor issued a statement overnight. In it, he pointed out that there is “no Ken without Barbie”.
“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 being saying this, but I’m also incredibly honored and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken.
To say that I’m disappointed would be an understatement.
“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 then added: “To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement. Against all odds with nothing but a couple of soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless dolls, they made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they pushed the culture and they made history. Their work should be recognised along with the other very deserving nominees.”
Ryan concluded his statement: “Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.”
Margot Robbie played Barbie and co-produced the film – so where was her nod? (Credit: YouTube)