Ryan Gosling Says His Statement About Barbie Oscars ‘Snubs’ Was ‘Heavily Edited’

Ryan Gosling has once again weighed in on the ongoing discussion about Barbie’s alleged “snub” at the upcoming Oscars.

Although the film received eight nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, many were disappointed that Margot Robbie was not nominated for Best Actress, while Greta Gerwig was not nominated for Best Director.

When the nominations were first announced, Ryan – who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Ken – quickly spoke out in defense of his co-stars in a lengthy statement.

“To say that I was disappointed that they were not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement,” he said.

“Against all odds with just a pair of soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless puppets, they made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they fueled culture and they made history.”

Ryan plays Ken in the film BarbieRyan plays Ken in the film Barbie

Ryan was asked about his statement during a recent interview with Variety, admitting that it had been “heavily edited” to get his point across.

“I think if I say more about this, I’m basically going to take the plunge and start challenging people to go to the beach at Malibu Beach,” he joked.

“In terms of public reaction, this film continues to provoke discussion in every incarnation. This continues to provoke this dialogue. That’s the power of this film. I have a hard time comparing it to anything.

“But that’s another reason that proves that this is more than just a summer blockbuster. This is a great work of art. That’s what Greta and Margot created.”

The Canadian actor previously stated: “There’s no Ken without Barbie, and there’s no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally celebrated film.”

Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig at last year's Barbie eventRyan Gosling, America Ferrera, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig at last year’s Barbie event

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It’s worth noting that Greta and Margot were both nominated for Oscars for their work on Barbie, in the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture categories, respectively.

In addition to Ryan’s own acting nominations, his musical number from Barbie, I’m Just Ken, has also been recognized in the Best Original Song category, although he recently shared a disappointing update about whether he will perform at the ceremony.

Barbie marks the third time Ryan has been nominated for an Oscar, having previously been recognized for his work in Half Nelson and La La Land.

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