'Barbie' star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig miss Oscar cut

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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The 2024 Oscar nominations are out, and fans of one of the summer's biggest blockbusters are in for a surprise.

FULL LIST |See full list of the 2024 Oscar nominations

Hit movie "Barbie" topped the box office this summer and its lead star Margot Robbie received critics' praise for her performance as the real-life Barbie.

Margot Robbie, left, and writer/director Greta Gerwig pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film
Margot Robbie, left, and writer/director Greta Gerwig pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Barbie' on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in London.
(Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

While Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera were nominated in the supporting acting categories for their roles as Ken and Gloria, Barbie herself, Margot Robbie, did not receive an acting nomination.

Director Greta Gerwig, who has been praised for her film adaptation of the beloved doll, also did not receive an Oscar nomination for best director.

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Ryan Gosling expressed disappointment that Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig weren't nominated in their respective Oscar categories for "Barbie."

"[Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig's] work should be recognized along with the other very deserving nominees," Gosling said in a statement. "Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film."

"Barbie" was nominated for eight total Academy Awards, including best picture.

Sandy Kenyon has the details.

The 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC on Sunday, March 10, live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

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"Barbie" star Margot Robbie was perfect in pink at the 2024 Golden Globes, channeling another famous Barbie doll for her red carpet look.

Mark your calendar: March 10, 2024 is Oscar Sunday. The 2024 Oscars air live on ABC. After the last award is handed out, stay with "On The Red Carpet" for continuing coverage. Be sure to follow @OnTheRedCarpet for all your Oscar news and information. Watch "On The Red Carpet" wherever you stream.

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