Oscar-Nominated Ryan Gosling Advocates for Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s Recognition in ‘Barbie’ Omission

Los Angeles, California – Actor Ryan Gosling expressed gratitude for his recent Oscar nomination but raised concerns about the absence of his co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig from the individual respective categories. Gosling’s nomination came in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of Mattel’s Ken doll in the blockbuster film “Barbie,” which also garnered eight nods in total. The absence of Gerwig and Robbie from the director and lead actress categories, respectively, has sparked ongoing controversy since the nominations were announced.

While Gerwig and Robbie were not recognized individually, both earned nominations in other categories. Gerwig was acknowledged in the adapted screenplay category alongside her co-writer, Noah Baumbach, while Robbie was nominated as a producer with the film’s best picture nomination, alongside three others. Gosling also acknowledged his co-star America Ferrera, who earned a surprise supporting actress nod for her performance in “Barbie.”

In a statement to the public, Gosling emphasized the importance of Gerwig and Robbie’s contributions to the film, expressing disappointment at their omission from the nominations in their respective categories. He highlighted their talent, dedication, and impact on the film, asserting that their work deserves recognition alongside the other nominees. Despite his disappointment, Gosling also expressed happiness for America Ferrera and other artists who contributed to the success of the film.

Gosling’s statement sheds light on the ongoing debate surrounding the Oscar nominations and the significance of recognizing the efforts of all individuals involved in the creation of a film. As the controversy continues, it remains to be seen how the industry and audiences will respond to the issues raised by Gosling and others regarding the recognition of talent and achievement in filmmaking.