February 23, 2024

Barbie actress America Ferrera is overwhelmed with her 2024 Oscars nomination but is questioning Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s snubs.

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On Tuesday morning, America Ferrera earned her first Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as Gloria in Barbie, the highest-grossing film of 2023.

As the 2024 Oscars nomination announcement grew closer, fans had high hopes for the Barbie movie. However, it came as a shock to many including the movie’s cast that neither Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, nor Margot Robbie, the leading lady of the pink-colored masterpiece received any nominations.

In a recent interview with Variety, America Ferrera who starred in the $1.4 billion blockbuster comedy Barbie opened up about her nomination and others from the Barbie team missing out on the same.

“It’s an overwhelming amount of love and support and congratulations to me,” America shared. “I feel it so deeply and am so grateful for their love and support and in this moment.”

Expressing her disappointment towards Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s Oscars snubs of Best Director and Best Actress respectively, she said, “I was incredibly disappointed that they weren’t nominated.” Ferrera explained, “Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it.”

As for Margot Robbie, the actress said, “What Margot achieved as an actress is truly unbelievable.” She added, “One of the things about Margot as an actress is how easy she makes everything look.” Ferrera called Margot a “magician” and an “amazing” performer.

Barbie movie would have been Greta Gerwig’s second Oscar nomination for directing after her 2017 film Lady Bird. Meanwhile, in addition to Ferrera’s nomination, the film also collected nods for Best Picture, Supporting Actor- Ryan Gosling, Costume Design, Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, and Original Songs- I’m Just Ken and What Was I Made For?

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