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Ryan Gosling On Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie ‘Barbie’ Oscars Snubs: “To Say I’m Disappointed Would Be An Understatement”

Ryan Gosling is sharing his thoughts after Barbie star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were snubbed by the Oscars.

Although Barbie scored a total of eight nominations, Gerwig was not named in the Best Director category and Robbie didn’t land a Best Actress nom.

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“I am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films,” said Gosling, who is up for Best Supporting Actor. “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.”

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He continued: “But 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.”

Having co-written Barbie alongside Noah Baumbach, Gerwig received a nom in the Adapted Screenplay category. Although Robbie didn’t land an acting nomination, being a producer of the film, she is in the running for an Oscar in the Best Picture race alongside David Herman, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner.

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“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,” Gosling added. “Their work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees.”

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Barbie‘s America Ferrera received a Supporting Actress nom, which Gosling recognized and said, “I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.”

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