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Internet reacts to Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s snub at The Oscar Nominations

This Barbie is having mixed feelings towards the Oscar nominations.

Man, The Academy isn’t being too slick about their inferiority complex when it comes to successful women in the film industry. But, is it really all that deep?

On January 23, 2024, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally revealed its list of nominees for the upcoming 96th Academy Awards, which is set to take place on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Among the stellar nom’s list, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” had dominated the list with 13 nominations, which was followed by Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” with 11 nominations and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10 nominations.

The legendary pop culture phenomenon of “Barbenheimer”—the portmanteau of the films “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” is also going neck and neck in a number of categories, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Production Design.

This year’s Academy Awards also has many firsts for many actors, directors, and writers: Ten actors who appeared in different films last year also received their first Oscar nominations: Emily Blunt, Danielle Brooks, Sterling K. Brown, Colman Domingo, America Ferrera, Lily Gladstone (who is also the first Native American woman to have been nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress), Cillian Murphy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Jeffrey Wright, and Sandra Hüller.

Three female-directed films have also taken the spotlight for having been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Greta Gerwig with “Barbie”, Celine Song with “Past Lives”, and Justine Triet with “Anatomy of a Fall.”

Despite the numerous firsts and “finally!” reactions to the actors, actresses, and films nominated for an Academy Award, many were quite shocked to see Margot Robbie, the actress who embodied Barbie to her core, and Greta Gerwig, the director and brain behind the “biggest movie of 2023” to have been snubbed from getting the Best Actress award and Best Director categories.

The snub of both Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig at their respective categories also came as a shock to their co-stars, especially Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera. Gosling specifically said, “There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie.”

While there was a resounding feeling of disappointment over the snub of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, there were a couple of posts that basically told the people that there were still some things to celebrate in the nominations, such as Margot Robbie and Emma Stone’s first nominations as Producers, and Lily Gladstone being the first Indigenous (Native American) woman to be nominated for Best Actress.

Others also said that there are more pressing issues for people to focus on, for example, the ongoing genocides in different parts of the world and the plight of women affected by these ongoing humanitarian crises.


The snubbing of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig may have been the biggest let-downs from the Oscar nominations this year, let’s not forget that our favorite pink movie from last year received a total of 8 nods from The Academy!

That’s still a win, right?


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