Chances are high that you were one of the millions of viewers who enjoyed watching Barbie last summer. It’s award season now, and the Oscars are getting criticized for snubbing Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig and… people have a lot of thoughts.
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Barbie was a movie created to tell the story of a doll surviving in the real world. Margot Robbie played the role of Barbie, brilliantly written by Greta Gerwig. In the movie, Barbie learned that it can be tough to be a woman — that sometimes, you have to do more and try harder to achieve the same success as a man.
While America Ferrera was (rightfully!) nominated for an Oscar, Margot Robbie has been snubbed. But you know who got a nomination?
Fans are finding it more than ironic that Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Oscar for his role of Ken in a film about Barbie, starring Barbie, telling the story of Barbie.
“A woman could do everything right but the patriarchy will find something wrong,” captioned the creator of the above TikTok.
However, Ryan Gosling took to Instagram to share his agreeance with the critics of the Oscar nomination.
While he expressed gratitude for his nomination, he, too, pointed out the irony of skipping over the women who made this movie what it was.
“There is no Ken without Barbie,” Ryan wrote, “and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie.”
The Oscars aren’t the end-all-be-all of talent. However, it’s worth questioning why Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig didn’t receive an Oscar nomination.
For a quick recap of some of the most important Barbie scenes, check out this powerful clip of America Ferrera in action.
The featured image for this post is from TikTok.
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