Hillary Clinton reacts to Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig Oscars snub: “You are each a lot greater than Kenough”

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Hillary Clinton is providing her assist to “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig and star Margot Robbie following their Oscars snub. 

On Tuesday, the blockbuster movie scored a complete of eight Academy Award nominations, together with for greatest image, however Robbie didn’t get nominated for greatest actress, and Greta Gerwig didn’t make the minimize in the most effective director class.

The choice to go away out the director and star of final 12 months’s hottest movie has been extensively criticized on-line, with the previous secretary of state and presidential candidate chiming in as nicely. 

“Greta & Margot, Whereas it may possibly sting to win the field workplace however not take residence the gold, your hundreds of thousands of followers love you,” Clinton posted on X Wednesday morning. “You are each a lot greater than Kenough. #HillaryBarbie

“Barbie” introduced in additional than $1.4 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2023. 

Robbie’s co-star Ryan Gosling nabbed a greatest supporting actor nomination for his efficiency as Ken, and America Ferrera additionally acquired a nod for greatest supporting actress.

The 2 actors shared Clinton’s sentiments in statements celebrating their nominations

“I’m extraordinarily honored to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such outstanding artists in a 12 months of so many nice movies,” Gosling mentioned in an announcement. “And I by no means thought I might being saying this, however I am additionally extremely honored and proud that it is for portraying a plastic doll named Ken. However there isn’t a Ken with out Barbie, and there’s no Barbie film with out Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the 2 individuals most answerable for this history-making, globally-celebrated movie.”

Ferrera mentioned she was “surprised” and “moved” by her Oscar nomination. She echoed Gosling’s assertion, telling Selection that she “was extremely disenchanted” Robbie and Gerwig didn’t obtain Oscar nominations. 

On Wednesday, Gosling’s long-time companion, actress Eva Mendes, took to Instagram to rejoice his nomination regardless of preliminary criticisms of his casting earlier than the movie was launched. 

“So happy with my man,” Mendes captioned screengrabs of a number of adverse articles. “A lot hate when he took on this position. So many individuals making an attempt to disgrace him for doing it. Regardless of all of the #Notmyken ridicule and articles written about him, he created this utterly authentic, hilarious, heartbreaking, now iconic character and took all of it the best way to Oscars.”

“So past proud to be this Ken’s Barbie,” she added. 

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