In case you were off the internet yesterday, people are upset over Margot Robbie not getting a Best Actress nomination and Greta Gerwig not getting a Best Director nomination.
Part of the reason people are upset is that their film, Barbie, was nominated for Best Picture, which was obviously not possible without both Margot and Greta.
Another reason people were upset was they thought "the point of the film went over everyone's head" because Ryan Gosling was nominated, and Margot/Greta were not.
Margot Robbie not receiving an Oscar nomination for Barbie but Ryan Gosling getting one… it’s like the point of the film has just gone over everybody’s head innit.
— Billy ☁️🤠✨ (@BecauseImBilly) January 23, 2024
Ryan Gosling even issued a statement about it, saying, "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."
Ryan Gosling just released a statement that directly calls out this morning’s Gerwig and Robbie snubs in best director and best actress: pic.twitter.com/gf5vQI5Z0c
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 23, 2024
There have been a bunch of hot takes about this in the past 24 hours, but one tweet going viral compares Margot/Greta's snub to Hillary Clinton not winning the 2016 presidential race:
Maybe this is an oversimplification, but Ryan Gosling being nominated, but not Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, perfectly explains to me why we aren’t in the 8th year of Hillary Clinton’s presidency.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 24, 2024
This person said: "Ryan Gosling being nominated, but not Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, perfectly explains to me why we aren’t in the 8th year of Hillary Clinton’s presidency."
Hillary must have seen that post because she *just* responded to the controversy.
Greta & Margot,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.#HillaryBarbie
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 24, 2024
She said: "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."
She then started her own hashtag #HillaryBarbie.
While I certainly wasn't expecting that. I'm curious what you think?!