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Critics blame sexism and the patriarchy after Margot Robbie gets snubbed by Oscar nominations for 'Barbie' movie
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Critics blame sexism and the patriarchy after Margot Robbie gets snubbed by Oscar nominations for 'Barbie' movie

Actress Margot Robbie was snubbed for her role in "Barbie" in the Oscar nominations Tuesday, and many blamed sexism and the patriarchy on social media.

Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and America Ferrera was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but both released statements expressing disappointment that neither Robbie nor Greta Herwig, the director, were nominated.

"Against all odds with nothing but a couple of soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless dolls, 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," wrote Gosling.

He went on to say that he was nevertheless extremely "honored" to receive a nomination himself.

"Completely proving the point of the movie in 20 f***ing 24"

“I was incredibly disappointed that they weren’t nominated,” said Ferrera in a statement to Variety.

“Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it,” she added. “Creating this world, and taking something that didn’t have inherent value to most people and making it a global phenomenon. It feels disappointing to not see her on that list.”

Fans expressed anger and frustration on social media about the nominations.

"Ryan Gosling, while deserving, got an Oscar nomination for Barbie while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie didn’t? Completely proving the point of the movie in 20 f***ing 24 you cannot make this up," read one tweet with over 23k likes of support.

"I'm sorry but the straight white guy in Barbie got nominated and not the ACTUAL WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOVIE???" read another missive.

"Greta Gerwig made an incredible feminist movie about BARBIE which challenged culture & the patriarchy. The movie made a billion dollars at the box office. The Oscar nomination goes to KEN…" noted another critic.

"Ken getting nominated and not Barbie is honestly so fitting for a film about a man discovering the power of patriarchy in the Real World," read another tweet with 142k likes.

"I am genuinely feeling depressed over the Barbie Oscar nomination snubs, especially Greta’s, like what do women have to do in this world to be simply recognized," said another critic.

Others attacked people for focusing on Robbie.

"[A] native american woman is (almost certainly) going to win best actress for the first time in history and instead of like celebrating that countless film journos are implying that margot robbie not being nominated in the same category is somehow a loss for feminism," read one tweet that garnered over 32k "likes."

The "Barbie" movie was made for a budget of about $130 million, and it earned more than $1.44 billion worldwide.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.