In the wake of the 94th Academy Awards nominations, Hollywood sensation Ryan Gosling finds himself at the center of a growing storm. The 43-year-old actor, acclaimed for his portrayal of the iconic plastic character Ken in the comedy fantasy film "Barbie," has been nominated for the prestigious Best Supporting Actor category.
Yet, despite this honor, Gosling has been thrust into the spotlight due to his vocal criticism of the Academy's failure to recognize the talents of his co-stars, Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig, in their respective categories.
Amid mounting calls from fans and critics alike for Gosling to surrender his coveted Oscar nod in a display of solidarity with Robbie and Gerwig, the actor remains resolute. An insider close to the star divulged to the Daily Mail that Gosling remains unfazed by the online uproar and is determined to stay the course.
Gosling's Awards Show Support
"Ryan is honored that he has been nominated, and the film has been nominated," the source disclosed. "In the chance he does win or if he performs as I'm Just Ken, he will honor Margot and Greta in one way or another." Gosling's initial reaction to the nominations was marked by disappointment, as he openly expressed his dismay at the Academy's failure to acknowledge the pivotal contributions of Robbie and Gerwig to the success of "Barbie." "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 passionately declared in a statement following the nominations.
Despite the mounting pressure and controversy, the insider emphasized that Gosling has no intention of further stoking the flames. "He spoke about it, and people should take what he said seriously because he meant every single word." In the midst of this Oscar season's drama, Ryan Gosling stands unwavering, poised to attend the Academy Awards, honoring his own nomination while silently supporting his fellow co-stars who, in his eyes, deserve their place in the spotlight just as much as he does.