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22nd Feb 2024

Greta Gerwig addresses Barbie Oscars snub

Anna Martin

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Greta Gerwig doesn’t seem to have any hard feelings about her Oscars snub

While many people couldn’t get over the Barbie creative’s lack of nomination for Best Director after creating one of the biggest movies of 2023, she seemed to have someone else in mind.

The filmmaker finally spoke about the snub for the first time in a new interview with Time, where she shared a story.

“A friend’s mom said to me, ‘I can’t believe you didn’t get nominated,'” Greta said.

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“I said, ‘But I did. I got an Oscar nomination.’ She was like, ‘Oh, that’s wonderful for you!’ I was like, ‘I know!'”

She continued: “Of course I wanted it for Margot. But I’m just happy we all get to be there together.”

The blockbuster film, about Barbie having an existential crisis and entering the real world, did receive eight Academy Award nominations.

America Ferrera, who plays Gloria, and Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, were both given nods for their supporting roles.

Though Barbie did win a Golden Globe for cinematic and box office achievement and a prize at the ceremony for US singer Billie Eilish’s hit ‘What Was I Made For?’ It hasn’t been a successful award season so far.

Despite this, Greta is focus on the idea of creating a legacy and less about how many trophies she takes home.

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She told Time, that she wanted “to be able to make a body of work that feels like it’s undeniable in terms of the work itself” after being asked about gender and the film industry.

“I don’t want there to be an asterisk next to my name,” the 40 year old added.

“Do I have more of that than male filmmakers? I don’t know. I know plenty of deeply insecure male filmmakers who are plagued in their own ways.”

Despite her success so far, Greta isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon as her latest project is an adaptation of CS Lewis’s classic children’s fantasy series The Chronicles Of Narnia.