‘Barbie’ Oscar Snubs Prompt Fans to Condemn ‘Real-World Patriarchy’

This is definitely not the case A barbie world at the 96th Academy Awards.

This morning (January 23), the Academy announced its 2024 Oscar nominationsAnd two barbie The favorites were snubbed: Greta Gerwig for best director and Margot Robbie for best actress. But the film came away with eight nominations, including Best Picture, Gerwig and Noah Baumbach for Best Adapted Screenplay, Ryan Gosling for Best Supporting Actor and America Ferrera for Best Supporting Actress.

For barbie fans, Gerwig and Robbie’s snubs seemed a little too close to the film’s themes. Fans pointed out that Gosling’s Ken was nominated instead of Robbie’s Barbie as proof of patriarchy in the real world, despite the actors competing in different categories – and that Ferrera scored a surprise nomination.

For some, this moment perfectly sums up Ferrera’s now-Oscar-nominated monologue: “(Women) always have to be amazing, but somehow we always do it wrong.”

As always, the fans enjoyed Twitter/X to express their grievances. A fan job, “Ken being nominated and not Barbie is honestly completely fitting for a film about a man discovering the power of patriarchy in the real world.” Another wrote, “Ryan Gosling, while deserving, got an Oscar nomination for Barbie while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie didn’t? Completely proving the movie’s point in 20 Fucking 24, you can’t make this up .” Dozens of messages echo this sentiment.

As Billie Eilish’s Oscar-nominated song says: “When did it end? All the fun.”

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