Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig continue to receive support after they did not receive Best Actress or Best Director nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards
One day after Robbie, 33, and Gerwig, 40, were notably left out of Best Actress and Best Director nominations for the upcoming 96th Academy Awards, Clinton, 76, shared a statement on her social media accounts indicating she believed both women were snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"Greta & Margot, while it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you," the former U.S. secretary of state wrote in the statement. "You’re both so much more than Kenough. #HillaryBarbie"
Clinton's comments came amid Robbie and Gerwig receiving an outpouring of support following the Oscar nominations. Barbie itself received eight nominations, including Best Picture, for the upcoming ceremony. Gerwig did receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay along with her husband and co-writer, Noah Baumbach. Robbie, who produced the movie with her husband Tom Ackerley and their co-producers David Heyman and Robbie Brenner, is also a nominee under the movie's Best Picture nomination.
Both Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera, who were each nominated in Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their Barbie performances, called out Gerwig and Robbie's exclusion in the acting and directing categories Tuesday.
"Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie made history and raised the bar with Barbie," Ferrera, 39, told PEOPLE in a statement Tuesday. "The cultural and industry impact they’ve achieved will be felt for generations and I’m so thankful to them for asking me to be a part of it."
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Gosling, 43, said "there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film," in a statement shared with PEOPLE on Tuesday.
"To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement," Gosling added in his statement, before sharing that he is "so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.”
Michelle Yeoh, who won Best Actress at the 2023 Oscars for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, also shared some disappointment that the Best Picture-nominated movie did not make it into the leading actor and directing categories in a Wednesday appearance on the Today show.
"The only take is like, it’s so competitive out there and there is no guarantee because you’re not the only voter, you know? It’s widespread," she said. "Thank God the movie got nominated for Best Picture. But you do think, ‘How do you get nominated for Best Picture but not Best Director and not Best Actress?’ "
Clinton's social media statement also appeared to make reference to her loss in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, in which she won the popular vote across the country but lost the election to Donald Trump, who won the Electoral College.
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