Ryan Gosling. at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event honoring Ryan Gosling held at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on January 13, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by River Callaway/Variety via Getty Images)

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling has expressed disappointment over the Oscar snub of his “Barbie” co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig, following his own nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Gosling, who portrays Ken opposite Robbie’s Barbie, conveyed his dismay regarding the oversight of his colleagues in their respective categories after the Oscar nominations were announced.

The nominations unveiled Oppenheimer as the most recognized film of the year, securing 13 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy. Hailing from Ontario, Gosling released a statement emphasizing his disappointment, stating,

“To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”

Gerwig, widely expected to be nominated for Best Director, and Robbie, anticipated in the Best Lead Actress category, were both notably absent from the list.

Gosling highlighted the collaborative nature of their work on Tuesday, asserting, “There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally celebrated film.” Recognizing their significant contributions to the film’s success, he emphasized, “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.”

“Barbie” not only received critical acclaim but also emerged as the highest-earning blockbuster of the year, grossing $612 million in North America. Despite the snubs, the film secured eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Greta Gerwig, who faced a similar omission for “Little Women” in 2019, did not receive a Best Director nomination this time. However, “Barbie” remains a contender in multiple categories, and the 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are scheduled for March 10.