Ryan Gosling Says What Everyone Thinks About 'Barbie' Oscar Nomination


Ryan Gosling thanked him Oscar nominationBut his costar Margot Robbie and others have joined the chorus of people questioning the omission Director Greta Gerwig from their individual respective categories.

Gosling was nominated Tuesday in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of Mattel's Ken doll in last year's “Barbie.” A huge blockbusterPlayed alongside Robbie's eponymous Barbie.

His nomination counts as one of the eight nominations the film received, but anger Hit film director Gerwig and Robbie did not receive individual nominations in the director and lead actress categories, respectively, a move that has continued since the nominations were announced. (“Barbie” is produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, which, like CNN, owns Warner Bros. Discovery.)

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Ryan Gosling in Los Angeles in June.

Although Gerwig and Robbie were not recognized individually, they each received Oscars this week. Gerwig was recognized Adapted screenplay genre Along with her “Barbie” co-writer (and husband) Noah Baumbach, Robbie was also nominated as a producer along with three other best picture nominations.

In his statement, Gosling also honored his costar America FerreraShe received a surprise supporting actress nod for her performance in the film.

Here's Gosling's full statement to CNN:

I am very honored to be nominated by my peers with such remarkable artists in a year that has seen so many great films. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm incredibly honored and proud to portray Ken, a plastic doll.

But there would be no Ken without Barbie, and no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two men most responsible for this history-making, universally celebrated film.

No one gets recognition in the film without talent, skill and genius.

To say I'm disappointed they weren't nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.

Except for the soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless puppets who, against all odds, made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they pushed culture, and they made history. Their work should be recognized along with other highly qualified candidates.

Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to make this such an amazing movie.

– Ryan Gosling, “Barbie

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