There is no doubt that the film barbie is one of the biggest hits of the year. In addition to having been praised by critics, particularly for its script and the performance of its actors, Greta Gerwig’s fantastic comedy peaked at the top of the ranking of the most profitable films of the year with more than 1.4 billion dollars. box office revenue.
After a successful period of operation, Warner Bros. and the film crew are now focused on the awards season which starts soon. According to reports from Variety, the film is, in fact, launched into the race for the Oscars with the intention of competing for the golden statuette in several categories. Among these categories, we find that of best supporting actor for which the studio decided to propose Ryan Gosling.
Soon a third Oscar nomination for Ryan Gosling
As a reminder, the film follows Barbie, played by Margot, in the midst of an existential crisis. This situation will lead him to leave the perfect world of Barbieland in order to go to the real world accompanied by Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, in order to find answers to his questions.
Far from being a simple foil, the character of Ken managed to make himself very popular with the public thanks to Gosling’s performance. Fact, Warner Bros. believes that with this role, Gosling has solid arguments to compete at the next Oscar ceremony. If the Oscar committee accepted his candidacy, the Canadian actor could benefit from a third nomination for the award after 2007 and 2017. For the first, he lost the prize to Forest Whitaker, awarded for his interpretation of Idi Amin Dada in The Last King of Scotland.
The second time, it was Casey Affleck who received the award for his role as Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea. This time around, Ryan Gosling could find himself facing actors like Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer), Jesse Plemons, Robert de Niro or even Brendan Fraser (Killers of the Flower Moon). Several other actors are also well on their way to joining the race, but we will have to wait a while before knowing the nominated actors.
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Barbie in the running in several categories for the Oscars
Warner Bros. intends to compete barbie in several other categories. These include best film, best direction for Greta Gerwig, best actress for Margot Robbie, best sets for Sarah Greenwood’s team and even best costumes for Jacqueline Durran’s team.
The firm will also offer barbie for Best Original Song. A category in which the film can obtain up to two nominations. Indeed, the studio has the choice between titles like What Was I Made For by Billie Eilish, I’m Just Ken by Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson, Pink by Lizzo, Dance the Night by Dua Lipa or even Barbie World by Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice and Aqua.
There was previously discussion about which screenplay category the film would compete in. Now it is confirmed that it would be in the category of best original screenplay. Considering that the story was simply based on the famous Mattel toy and not adapted from an existing work, Warner Bros. decided to opt for this category.