Ryan Gosling, the acclaimed actor known for his versatile roles, candidly expressed his disappointment over the Oscar snub of his 'Barbie' collaborators, Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie. Gosling, who has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of Ken in the groundbreaking film 'Barbie', shared his thoughts in a statement on Tuesday, January 23.
Gosling, 43, emphasized the indispensable contributions of director Greta Gerwig and co-star Margot Robbie, stating, "There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie." He credits the duo as the driving force behind the film that has not only captured global attention but also made history in cinema.
Expressing his disappointment, Gosling said, "To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement." He hailed the efforts of Gerwig and Robbie, acknowledging how they transformed the concept of "soulless, scantily clad" dolls into a narrative that was both humorous and heart-wrenching, while also pushing cultural boundaries.
Gosling's Humble Nomination Acknowledgment
Despite his personal nomination, Gosling's focus remained on the lack of recognition for his colleagues. "Their work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees," he added.
This sentiment underscores the actor's appreciation for the collective effort that goes into filmmaking, a trait that has marked his career. Ryan Gosling, now a three-time Oscar nominee, has previously been in the running for the prestigious award for his roles in 'Half Nelson' (2006) and 'La La Land' (2016).
While expressing his gratitude to the Academy for his nomination, he didn't shy away from highlighting the artistic achievements of his 'Barbie' team, particularly Gerwig and Robbie. Gosling's stance reflects not just his personal ethics but also the ongoing conversation about recognition and diversity in Hollywood's award circuits.
As the buzz around the Oscars continues, Gosling's candid remarks add a layer of introspection to the glitz and glamour, reminding audiences and the industry alike of the collaborative nature of cinematic storytelling.