“There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie,” Ryan Gosling, who earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination, said in a statement to E! News, “the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film.”
For America Ferrera, who picked up her first-ever Oscar nod for playing Gloria in Barbie, she believes the oversight underscores the film’s message.
“It’s really a disappointment. It’s just so undeniable what they created. How unprecedented, how unexpected,” the Best Supporting Actress nominee told The Today Show on Jan. 24. “And I think that’s what people are bummed about.”
Ultimately for Margot, just being a member of the Barbie family means she has a great day, every day, regardless of any trophies.
“I’ve never been a part of something like this,” she added during the SAG screening. “I can’t think of a time when a movie’s had this effect on culture. And it’s amazing to be in the eye of the storm.”
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