Hillary Clinton is extending her backing to Greta Gerwig, the director of “Barbie”, and Margot Robbie, the lead actress.
After being overlooked by the Oscars.
On Tuesday, the blockbuster film
Received a combined eight nominations for the Academy Awards.
Robbie did not receive a nomination for best actress, despite the film being nominated for best picture.did not make the cut in the best director category.
The choice to exclude the director and lead actor from last year’s top-grossing movie has faced significant backlash on the internet, with even the former secretary of state and former presidential nominee weighing in on the issue.
On Wednesday morning, Clinton shared on X that “You’re both more than just Kenough. #HillaryBarbie”.
“Barbie” brought in more than $1.4 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2023.
his performance was even more impressive than Robbie’s
Ryan Gosling, who co-starred with Robbie, received a nomination for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Ken. His performance was even more remarkable than Robbie’s.
Additionally, she was recognized for her performance as best supporting actress.
Both performers expressed the same opinions as Clinton.
expressions commemorating their selections.
Gosling expressed his gratitude for being nominated by his colleagues among a talented group of artists during a year filled with outstanding films. He also acknowledged the honor and pride he feels for playing the role of Ken, a plastic doll, in the movie. However, he recognized that the success of the film would not have been possible without the contributions of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, who were instrumental in making it a globally-celebrated and groundbreaking production.
Ferrera expressed shock and emotion upon hearing of her Oscar nomination. She shared similar sentiments with Gosling, stating to Variety that she was greatly disappointed by the lack of Oscar nominations for Robbie and Gerwig.
On Wednesday, Gosling’s long-time partner, actress Eva Mendes, took to Instagram to celebrate his nomination despite initial criticisms of his casting before the film was released.
Mendes shared screenshots of multiple critical articles, expressing pride for her significant other. He faced a lot of backlash when he accepted this role, with many people attempting to shame him for it. Despite the constant ridicule and negative press, he managed to create a truly unique and memorable character that was both funny and heartbreaking, and ultimately earned him an Oscar nomination.
“I am incredibly proud to be the Barbie to this Ken,” she exclaimed.