Ryan Gosling Calls Out Academy For Snubbing Greta Gerwig And Margot Robbie At Oscars

Posted January 23, 2024 by with 15 comments

There are only five slots in their categories, and Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig didn’t make the final cuts for Best Lead Actress and Best Director, respectively, this morning at the Oscars. I would bet that Gerwig came in 6th place, but math is math and she didn’t have enough votes, so she got shut out. Many believe that Justine Triet (Anatomy Of A Fall) took Gerwig’s place, while either Annette Bening (Nyad) or Sandra Huller (Anatomy Of A Fall) iced out Robbie. Barbie bored me and didn’t have anything new to say, so I’m glad it was shut out of these categories. Too bad it wasn’t also shut out of Best Supporting Actress and Best Picture so a far better movie like May December would’ve had a shot.

Best Supporting Actor nominee Ryan Gosling was thankful to the Academy for his nom, but he also called them out for snubbing Gerwig and Robbie. Gosling issued this statement today:

I am extremely honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films. And I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m also incredibly honored and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken.

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.

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. Their work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees.

Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.

Well, with that kind of whining, he’s definitely not going to win now. He probably knows the award is going to Robert Downey Jr. (even though Downey Jr.’s work in Oppenheimer, sorry to say, is totally overrated—this award should be going to Charles Melton in May December), so he doesn’t have anything to lose by complaining.

Here are all the nominees for the 96th Oscars, ICYMI (the nominees in red are my predictions for what I think will win):

Best Picture

  • “American Fiction”
  • “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • “Barbie”
  • “The Holdovers”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Maestro”
  • Oppenheimer
  • “Past Lives”
  • “Poor Things”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

Best Director

  • Justine Triet, “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • Martin Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “Poor Things”
  • Jonathan Glazer, “The Zone of Interest”

Best Actress

  • Annette Bening, “Nyad”
  • Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”
  • Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
  • Colman Domingo, “Rustin”
  • Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”
  • Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”
  • Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”
  • Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”
  • America Ferrera, “Barbie”
  • Jodie Foster, “Nyad”
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown, “American Fiction”
  • Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”
  • Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Things”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “American Fiction” – Cord Jefferson
  • “Barbie” – Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
  • “Oppenheimer” – Christopher Nolan
  • “Poor Things” – Tony McNamara
  • “The Zone of Interest” – Jonathan Glazer

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Anatomy of a Fall” – Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
  • “The Holdovers” – David Hemingson
  • “Maestro” – Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer
  • “May December” – Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik
  • “Past Lives” – Celine Song

Best Cinematography

  • “El Conde” – Edward Lachman
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” – Rodrigo Prieto
  • “Maestro” – Matthew Libatique
  • “Oppenheimer” – Hoyte van Hoytema
  • “Poor Things” – Robbie Ryan

Best Film Editing

  • “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • “The Holdovers”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Oppenheimer
  • “Poor Things”

Best Original Score

  • “American Fiction”
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “Poor Things”

Best International Feature Film

  • “Io Capitano” (Italy)
  • “Perfect Days” (Japan)
  • “Society of the Snow” (Spain)
  • “The Teachers’ Lounge” (Germany)
  • “The Zone of Interest” (United Kingdom)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • “The Boy and the Heron”
  • “Elemental”
  • “Nimona”
  • “Robot Dreams”
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Best Documentary Feature Film

  • “Bobi Wine: The People’s President”
  • “The Eternal Memory”
  • “Four Daughters”
  • “To Kill a Tiger”
  • “20 Days in Mariupol”

Best Production Design

  • “Barbie”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Napoleon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “Poor Things”

Best Costume Design

  • “Barbie” – Jacqueline Durran
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” – Jacqueline West
  • “Napoleon” – David Crossman, Janty Yates
  • “Oppenheimer” – Ellen Mirojnick
  • “Poor Things” – Holly Waddington

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Golda”
  • “Maestro”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “Poor Things”
  • “Society of the Snow”

Best Sound

  • “The Creator”
  • “Maestro”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

Best Visual Effects

  • “The Creator”
  • “Godzilla Minus One”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  • “Napoleon”

Best Original Song

  • “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”
  • “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”
  • “It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”
  • “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”

Best Documentary Short Film

  • “The ABCs of Book Banning”
  • “The Barber of Little Rock”
  • “Island In Between”
  • “The Last Repair Shop”
  • “Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”

Best Live Action Short Film

  • “The After”
  • “Invincible”
  • “Knight of Fortune”
  • “Red, White and Blue”
  • “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

Best Animated Short Film

  • “Letter to a Pig”
  • “Ninety-Five Senses”
  • “Our Uniform”
  • “Pachyderme”
  • “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”