Ryan Gosling Expresses Disappointment Over Oscar Co-Star and Director missing out on Nominations for 'Barbie' Film.
In a statement shared with US media, actor Ryan Gosling expressed his gratitude for being nominated but highlighted his disappointment regarding the Oscar nominations not considering his film Co-Star Margot Robbie and movie director Greta Gerwig in the groundbreaking film 'Barbie.'
Gosling, who portrayed the character of Ken in the film said, "I am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films." He emphasized the importance of key contributors, stating, "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."
Gosling expressed his disappointment that Gerwig and Robbie were not nominated in their respective categories, stating, "To say that I'm disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement."
Actress America Ferrera also shared her disappointment, particularly for Greta Gerwig.
She told Variety, "Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it, creating this world and making it a global phenomenon."
Margot Robbie, who played Barbie, was praised by Ferrera as a "magician as an actress," adding, "She brings so much heart and humor and depth and joy and fun to the character. In my book, she's a master."
British record producer Mark Ronson joined in championing Gerwig and Robbie, stating, "AND Margot Robbie because there is no 'just Ken, it's Barbie AND Ken, she put this whole damn thing together and then gave a tour de force ‘make you laugh one second and cry the next' performance that will go in the books."
The disappointment extended to the former US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, who took to social media to express her support by saying "While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you. You're both so much more than Kenough."
The Oscars which will be hosted in March will have a lot of mixed feelings and controversy accompanying the glam and prestige.
By Canaan Arinda