Further solidifying the truth behind the message in the billion dollar+ grossing film Barbie, the Oscar nominations denied Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie while choosing to nominate Ryan Gosling.
In positive news Lily Gladstone is making history with her Oscar nomination. To no one’s surprise Oppenheimer is dominating the nominations, the film was a cinematic achievement and the nominations do reflect the work that went into bringing this film to life. Not like we can say the same thing about Barbie and the recognition that film should be recieving. It’s always like that isn’t it ladies? We break a glass ceiling only to hit another. We hope to see this remedied in the future, choosing to snub the filmmakers behind Barbie doesn’t only hurt cinema it hurts women as a whole.
Oppenheimer leads the nominations with 13 nods to its achivements. While Christopher Nolan is acclaimed for his visionary work as a director he has yet to win an Academy Award. Could this be his year? What do you think?
Barbie did walk away with 8 nominations including best song and film categories. The glaring snub comes when looking at the cast, Ryan Gosling recieved a nod for best actor while fellow female cast members were all passed over. The film has grossed $1.4billion to date. The gaping hole in nominations truly lies with Greta Gerwig who was passed over completley in the best director category. Are we in 2024 or 1954, what gives?
Both Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein riff Poor Things and Martin Scorsese’s Osage epic Killers of the Flower Moon were also widely celebrated, with 11 and 10 nods respectively.As we mentioned before Lily Gladstone, star of Killers of the Flower Moon, became the first Native American nominated for best actress. For the 10th time, Scorsese was nominated for best director. Leonardo DiCaprio, was left out of best actor. In related notable nominations, the late Robbie Robertson, who died in August, also became the first Indigenous person nominated for best score.
The 10 films nominated for Best Picture are: Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, The Holdovers, Maestro, American Fiction, Past Lives, Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest.
For a complete list of nominations click here.