Ryan Gosling SLAMS the Academy for Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s Oscars snub in extraordinary statement saying he is ‘disappointed’- after he bagged Best Supporting Actor nod for film

Ryan Gosling released a statement on Tuesday expressing his disappointment after his Barbie co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were snubbed by the Oscars.

Gosling, 43, who himself was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Ken in the film, shared that the movie would not exist without Margot, 33, and Greta, 40.

‘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. To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.’

‘Their work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees,’ he declared.  

Ryan Gosling released a statement expressing his disappointment after his Barbie co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were snubbed by the Oscars; Seen in January 

Gosling, 43, who was nominated for Best Supporting actor for his portrayal of Ken in the film, shared that the movie would not exist without Margot, 33, and Greta, 40 (seen in January)

Gosling, 43, who was nominated for Best Supporting actor for his portrayal of Ken in the film, shared that the movie would not exist without Margot, 33, and Greta, 40 (seen in January)

'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,' he declared

‘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,’ he declared

A source told DailyMail.com Ryan ‘believes that his role was so well received thanks to the work that [Margot and Greta] did, making his performance Oscar-worthy in the first place.’ 

‘He is ecstatic that he was honored but it is bittersweet that his enjoyment can’t be shared with Greta and Margot in the next few months because they were snubbed.’ 

The source added the father-of-two will perform I’m Just Ken during the ceremony and ‘may incorporate his feelings on Margot and Greta not getting nominated.’ 

Gosling began his statement by expressing gratitude for his nomination. ‘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,’ he shared. 

The actor then went on to share his disappointment at Margot and Greta not being nominated, before praising them for their work on the film.

‘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.’

Lastly, he congratulated his other co-star America Ferrera, who received the Best Supporting Actress nod. ‘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.’

However, some fans were left unimpressed with Gosling’s statement, with one fan even calling for him to withdraw his nomination in protest, writing, ‘It would be a powerful statement if he withdrew his name from consideration.’

Bette Midler, a two-time Oscar nominee herself, suggested 'everyone go re-watch Barbie tonight'

Bette Midler, a two-time Oscar nominee herself, suggested ‘everyone go re-watch Barbie tonight’

Academy Award-nominated actress Sharon Stone reposted a post noting how life imitated art in the female filmmaker and actress being snubbed while the male star was recognized

Academy Award-nominated actress Sharon Stone reposted a post noting how life imitated art in the female filmmaker and actress being snubbed while the male star was recognized 

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause reposted one user's summation of the snubs, calling the omissions 'embarrassing' and said she would skip watching the show altogether

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause reposted one user’s summation of the snubs, calling the omissions ’embarrassing’ and said she would skip watching the show altogether

Actress-model Brooklyn Decker expressed her frustration with the situation, calling Gerwig 'the director who SAVED the cinema' despite the lack of a nomination from the Academy

Actress-model Brooklyn Decker expressed her frustration with the situation, calling Gerwig ‘the director who SAVED the cinema’ despite the lack of a nomination from the Academy 

Others in Hollywood, including Bette Midler, expressed their ire with the Academy’s snub of the actress, in social media posts Tuesday.

‘This one goes out to Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie who crafted a film that was both a critical success and a cultural phenomenon, delving into feminist themes through the lens of Barbie and challenging patriarchal norms,’ Midler said. ‘This movie not only resonated deeply but also grossed a billion dollars. Yet, in a twist of irony, it was Ken who received the Oscar nomination.’

Midler, a two-time Oscar nominee herself, suggested ‘everyone go re-watch Barbie tonight.’

Academy Award-nominated actress Sharon Stone reposted a post noting how life imitated art in the female filmmaker and actress being snubbed while the male star was recognized.

The original tweet read: ‘No Oscar nomination for Greta Gerwig. No Oscar nomination for Margot Robbie. Ryan Gosling gets an Oscar nomination. This is actually the whole plot of Barbie.’

Actress-model Brooklyn Decker expressed her frustration with the situation, calling Gerwig ‘the Director who SAVED the cinema’ despite the lack of a nomination from the Academy.

Decker reposted a comment about gender inequality which read: ‘It is literally impossible to be a woman. You are so beautiful, and so smart, and it kills me that you don’t think you’re good enough. Like we always have to always be extraordinary but somehow we’re always doing it wrong.’

She added her own commentary in text on top of the post about how it relates to the entertainment industry.

‘The problem in the industry is if it’s not serious it’s not taken seriously,’ Decker said. ‘It’s stunning when you consider that most humans just want to be able to enjoy beauty, life, and maybe laugh along the way.

She added of Gerwig’s snub: ‘The director who SAVED the cinema and no nod. Just ugh.’

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause reposted one user’s summation of the snubs, calling the omissions ’embarrassing’ and said she would skip watching the show altogether.  

'To say that I'm disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement,' he continued; Greta and Margot seen at the Critics' Choice Awards

‘To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement,’ he continued; Greta and Margot seen at the Critics’ Choice Awards

'No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius,' the actor added; Seen with Margot in Las Vegas in April

‘No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius,’ the actor added; Seen with Margot in Las Vegas in April

Elsewhere in his statement he expressed gratitude for his Best Supporting Actor nomination; Seen with Margot in a still from Barbie

Elsewhere in his statement he expressed gratitude for his Best Supporting Actor nomination; Seen with Margot in a still from Barbie

Lastly, he congratulated his other co-star America Ferrera, who received the Best Supporting Actress nod; She is seen in a still from the movie

Lastly, he congratulated his other co-star America Ferrera, who received the Best Supporting Actress nod; She is seen in a still from the movie

However, some fans were left unimpressed with Gosling's statement, with one fan even calling for him to withdraw his nomination in protest

However, some fans were left unimpressed with Gosling’s statement, with one fan even calling for him to withdraw his nomination in protest

The Academy Award nominations were announced to fanfare in Hollywood on Tuesday morning. 

The box office smash hit received a total of eight Oscar nominations, though Greta failed to secure a nomination for best director this year, and Margot, who played the title character, was also passed over for best lead actress.

Barbie was released in July and raked in a record-breaking $1.45 billion at the global box office, and $636 million domestically. 

The omissions attracted extra attention on account of the fact that Gosling, did get nominated for best supporting actor.

Some social media commentators leapt to point the finger at sexism – despite the fact Ferrera was also nominated.

Ryan’s big musical number in the film, I’m Just Ken, is also up for an award. with the nomination honoring songwriters Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.

Further, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell landed a nod for What Was I Made For?, another song written for Barbie.

‘Ryan Gosling, while deserving, got an Oscar nomination for Barbie while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie didn’t?’ wrote one outraged fan on X.

‘Completely proving the point of the movie in 20 f***ing 24 you cannot make this up,’ the social media user added, referring to the movie’s feminist themes.

X, formerly known as Twitter, erupted in outrage at the snubs earlier on Tuesday

X, formerly known as Twitter, erupted in outrage at the snubs earlier on Tuesday

‘Wait Ryan Gosling got nominated for his role as Ken, but Margot Robbie didn’t get nominated for Barbie?! And Greta got snubbed for Best Director?!?! Way to justify the literal plot of the movie,’ wrote another X user, echoing the theme. 

A third groused: ‘If Ryan deserved a nom, then Margot certainly did, the fact she wouldn’t have won isn’t the point. It almost feels like the Academy deliberately played into the theme of the movie to get people talking. #Oscars haven’t been about who actually deserves it for a long time.’

Although Margot is not in the running for best lead actress, the movie itself is up for best picture, meaning she has in fact been nominated as a producer.

Greta and her husband Noah Baumbach are also nominated jointly this year for having written the adapted screenplay of Barbie.

Margot has previously been nominated for two Oscars – best lead actress for her 2017 film I, Tonya, a biopic of Tonya Harding, and best supporting actress for the 2020 film Bombshell, which dramatized the story of the Fox News sex scandals.

Meanwhile Greta was previously nominated for the best director Oscar for her 2017 film Lady Bird, which marked her first time solo at the helm of a feature film.

She was also nominated for that film’s screenplay, as well as the script of her follow-up feature, the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women.

Oscar nominations 2024 full list – see who received nods for this year’s Academy Awards

Best Picture

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things 

The Zone of Interest

Best Director 

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon 

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, Nyad

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Huller, Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

America Ferrera, Barbie

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things 

Animated Feature Film

The Boy and the Heron

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Cinematography

El Conde

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro 

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Original Screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives 

Adapted Screenplay

American Fiction

Barbie

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Achievement in Production Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Achievement in Sound

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone of Interest

Original Song 

‘The Fire Inside’ from Flamin’ Hot

‘I’m Just Ken’ from Barbie

‘It Never Went Away’ from American Symphony

‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’ from Killers of the Flower Moon

‘What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie

Original Score 

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Live Action Short Film

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Animated Short Film

Letter to a Pig

95 Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderme

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

Documentary Feature Film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

To Kill a Tiger

20 Days in Mariupol 

Documentary Short Film

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in Between

The Last Repair Shop

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

International Feature Film

Io Capitano, Italy

Perfect Days, Japan

Society of the Snow, Spain

The Teachers’ Lounge, Germany

The Zone of Interest, United Kingdom

Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Society of the Snow 

Achievement in Costume Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Achievement in Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Visual Effects

The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon

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