LOS ANGELES, California – Social media lit up after director Greta Gerwig and star Margot Robbie from the movie “Barbie” were not recognized by the Oscars. Celebrities took to Instagram and Twitter to express their thoughts on the snub, sharing their support and admiration for the film and its creators.
In a funny video shared by John Stamos, he used the voices of Robbie’s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken to express his support. Stamos captioned the video with a message praising Gerwig and Robbie for creating a film that was both a critical success and a cultural phenomenon, focusing on feminist themes through the Barbie characters.
Simu Liu, who played Ken in the film, expressed his admiration for Gerwig and Robbie in a post on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. He shared his perspective on how hard both women had to fight to get “Barbie” made and the impact they had on cinema.
On the “Today” show, Michelle Yeoh weighed in on the snubs, expressing disappointment that Gerwig and Robbie were not nominated for Best Director and Best Actress, respectively. However, she noted that the film did receive nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, highlighting its success and popularity with audiences.
Although Gerwig and Robbie were not recognized in certain categories, the film itself received acclaim and commercial success, raising questions about the disparity between the nominations received and the film’s overall impact. As social media reactions continue to pour in, it is evident that the impact of “Barbie” and the recognition of its creators go beyond award nominations.