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Barbie Overlooked at the 2024 Oscars – Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s Career in Hollywood

The stunning pair of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie from the Barbie renown are underwhelmed by the Oscars 2024 nominations, in an unexpected turn of events.

The Academy’s decision to ignore these formidable women has spurred discussions about the gender dynamics in the business, but the show must go on!

Movie buffs are confused as to why Greta Gerwig, the innovative director behind Barbie, was not included in the Best Director category. But there was a glimmer of optimism when Justine Triet of Anatomy of a Fall locked down a spot and added some diversity to the list.

Gerwig made history by being the first female director of three Best Picture nominees despite the rejection.

Barbie, which took home a record $1.44 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2023, caused some controversy as fans expected Gerwig and Robbie to take center stage.

Barbie’s brilliant star Margot Robbie surprised both fans and reviewers by missing out on the Best Actress nod. The bright spot materialized, though, when her co-star America Ferrera unexpectedly received a supporting nod.

Though Robbie may not have won anything personally, she did win a spot as a producer in the Best Picture category, demonstrating her diverse skill set that extends beyond the screen. It’s a tribute to Barbie’s influence as a cultural phenomenon as well as a successful motion picture.

Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie
Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie

As the nominations surfaced, Oppenheimer emerged as the front-runner with an astounding 13 nominations. Hearts and wallets were won over by Christopher Nolan’s epic story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.

With actor nominations for Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, and Robert Downey Jr., Christopher Nolan’s lead in the Best Director contest was cemented.

Barbie, Maestro, Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things, are among the esteemed group of candidates that brought a wide range of narratives to compete for the coveted Oscar gold.

Three of the Best Picture nominees, Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall, Greta Gerwig for Barbie, and Celine Song for Past Lives, were directed by women in a historic moment.

Already a formidable director, Gerwig created history by being the first woman to lead three Best Picture nominees, including Little Women and Lady Bird, before adding Barbie to her illustrious resume.

The nominations also witnessed historic achievements, with Lily Gladstone becoming the first-ever Native American actress recognized for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Jodie Foster received her first nomination in nearly three decades for Nyad, marking a triumphant return to the Oscars.

Meanwhile, Robert De Niro shattered records with a 49-year gap between his first and most recent Oscar nominations, surpassing Katharine Hepburn’s previous record.

The nominees this year were full of surprises and snubs. The UK’s first nomination in the Best International Feature category in 24 years went to The Zone of Interest. Newcomers make up half of the acting candidates, showcasing their talents and fresh looks.

America Ferrera’s surprise Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in Barbie demonstrated the organization’s appreciation of strong performances that strike a chord with viewers.

Hollywood’s best will come together to celebrate a year of cinematic excellence as excitement for the Oscars ceremony, which will be hosted by the charming Jimmy Kimmel, on March 10 grows.

It is impossible to dispute Gerwig and Robbie’s contribution to the industry and the cultural influence of Barbie, whether or not they win the golden statuette.

Even while there are always shocks and letdowns at the Oscars, the enchantment of film still reigns supreme in the greater scheme of Hollywood entertainment.

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