John Stamos Reenacts 'Barbie' Scene, Critiques Oscars Snub

Unexpected Oscars Exclusion Sparks Celebrity Response

by Zain ul Abedin
John Stamos Reenacts 'Barbie' Scene, Critiques Oscars Snub
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In a recent and compelling twist, John Stamos has openly criticized the Oscars for overlooking the remarkable achievements of “Barbie,” a film that not only soared to box office heights but also boldly addressed contemporary feminist issues.

The surprise omission of both Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie from this year's Academy Awards nominations has triggered a wave of disbelief and discussion in Hollywood circles. The revelation came as a shock on Tuesday when Gerwig, the visionary behind “Barbie,” was not recognized in the Best Director category, and Robbie missed out on a Best Actress nomination, despite the film's significant cultural impact and financial success.

Interestingly, Ryan Gosling did receive a nomination for his role as the iconic beach-loving Ken. Reacting to this, Stamos, renowned for his role in “Full House,” took to Instagram shortly after the announcements.

He shared a video reenacting a scene from the globally acclaimed movie, which garnered over a billion dollars since its release in July. The post was accompanied by a caption that underscored the film's critical and cultural significance, highlighting how it explored feminist themes through the iconic character of Barbie and challenged traditional patriarchal norms.

Stamos Supports 'Barbie'

In his homage, Stamos portrays Gosling's Ken, with his wife, Caitlin McHugh, stepping into Barbie's shoes.

The video captures a light-hearted moment from the film, set in their backyard, paralleling a scene where Ken seeks ways to alleviate his boredom in the real world. This Oscars snub has not gone unnoticed by other celebrities associated with the film.

America Ferrera, who secured a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in “Barbie,” expressed her disappointment to Variety. She praised Gerwig's exceptional directorial skills and Robbie's effortless portrayal of Barbie, which perhaps made her performance seem deceptively simple.

Gosling, in a gracious statement, acknowledged his nomination for Best Supporting Actor but emphasized the indispensable roles of Gerwig and Robbie in creating this landmark film, stating, “There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie”.

Despite the critical acclaim and commercial success of Gerwig's films, including “Lady Bird,” “Little Women,” and now “Barbie,” which all received Best Picture nominations, she has yet to receive a nomination for Best Director.

Gerwig and Robbie have not publicly commented on the oversight. This scenario has sparked a broader conversation about recognition in the film industry, particularly concerning innovative and impactful storytelling.