Ken Actor Expresses Gratitude for Nomination
In a notable statement on Tuesday, Ryan Gosling, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ken in the Barbie film, conveyed gratitude for the recognition.
The 43-year-old actor expressed honor at being nominated alongside exceptional artists in a year marked by outstanding films.
No Barbie Movie Without Margot and Greta
However, Gosling swiftly shifted to disappointment over the Oscar snub of his Barbie co-stars, Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig.
He emphasized the crucial role played by Robbie and Gerwig in bringing the history-making and globally-celebrated film to fruition.
Gosling stressed that without Margot and Greta, there would be no Ken and Barbie movie.
Disappointment Over Omissions
Expressing his disappointment, Gosling stated that to say he is disappointed in their respective non-nominations would be an understatement.
He lauded their talent, grit, and genius, asserting that their work on the film deserves recognition alongside other deserving nominees.
Praise for Margot and Greta’s Contributions
Gosling praised Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig for their extraordinary contributions to Barbie.
Despite the odds and challenges, he commended them for making audiences laugh, breaking hearts, pushing cultural boundaries, and ultimately making history with their work on the film.
Congratulatory Note to America Ferrera
While expressing disappointment for Margot and Greta, Gosling took a moment to congratulate his co-star America Ferrera, who secured a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
He expressed happiness for Ferrera and other incredible artists who played a role in making Barbie a groundbreaking film.
Oscar Nominations and Social Media Commentary
The Oscar nominations, announced to fanfare in Hollywood, sparked additional attention due to the omission of Greta Gerwig in the Best Director category and Margot Robbie in the Best Lead Actress category.
Despite Gosling’s nomination, social media commentary speculated on potential sexism, a notion countered by America Ferrera’s nomination.
Recognition for Musical Number and Song Nods
Ryan Gosling’s big musical number in the film, “I’m Just Ken,” received a nomination, honoring songwriters Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.
Additionally, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell earned a nod for “What Was I Made For?”—another song written for the Barbie film.
Conclusion: Ken Actor Advocates for Recognition and Acknowledgment
As Ryan Gosling advocates for the recognition of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s pivotal contributions to the success of Barbie, the Oscars controversy underscores the ongoing dialogue on representation and acknowledgment within the film industry.
The celebration of nominations coexists with a call for equitable recognition for all deserving talents in the evolving landscape of cinema.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn