It’s official: the Oscar race has begun and the latest film of Greta Gerwig continues to be talked about two months after its release. While it surpassed the billion dollar mark at the box office against Oppenheimer of Christopher Nolanits success doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.
Warners Bros has confirmed with Variety that the global success of the American director is officially in the running for the golden statuette, notably for best original screenplay but also in other categories.
Barbie and Ken conquer the Oscar
If Barbie is ready and already launched for the race, Ken is still not very far away. Whether you love him or hate him, Ken is one of the key characters in the film that won’t leave you indifferent. Known for being Barbie’s madly in love boyfriend, we find him this time as the rival of his dear and tender sweetheart, suffering from his own insecurities and anxieties. He strays from the beaten track and discovers the patriarchy, much to the dismay of a Barbie in the midst of an existential crisis.
In his article, Variety also confirms that Ryan Gosling will be officially presented for Best Supporting Actor.
Twice nominated for Half Nelson (2006) and La La Land (2016) in the best actor category, the Canadian star is one of the comedy stars, alongsideAmerica Ferrera and the star and producer Margot Robbie who, according to the media, could be in the running for the category of best actress in a dramatic comedy.
Barbie approached for other categories
In addition to the best supporting actor category, the film barbie could also compete in the following categories: Best Picture, Direction, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, Visual Effects and Original Music.
Per Academy rules, Greta Gerwig’s comedy has the opportunity to get up to two song nominations. The favorites being What Was I Made For? of Billie Eilish And I’m Just Ken ofAndrew Wyatt And Mark Ronson, Pink of Lizzo, Dance the Night of Dua Lipa or Barbie World of Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice And Aqua.
But barbie may be faced with a challenge that would hinder its path to victory: Oppenheimer. As at the box office, the eponymous film could well find itself in competition with Nolan’s latest work, which, as a reminder, created the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon.