America Ferrera Expresses Disappointment Concerning Greta Gerwig & Margot Robbie’s Lack Of ‘Barbie’ Oscar Nominations


According to Variety, after the Tuesday morning Oscar nominations were announced, the ‘Barbie’ star America Ferrera was overwhelmed with emotions surrounding the announcement of her nomination for the Oscar awards.

“There was a moment where I wasn’t sure if I had made it up,” Ferrera told Variety. “And then my phone started blowing up so I figured that I must have heard it right.”

Her nomination which came as a shock was credited for her role as Gloria, the human lens through which “Barbie” is viewed in the $1.4 billion blockbuster comedy.

“I still haven’t been able to get in my feelings because I’m still on like the top layer of ‘I can’t even believe that this is real,’” Ferrera explains.

In addition to Ferrera’s nomination, “Barbie” also bagged multiple nominations for best picture, supporting actor (Ryan Gosling), adapted screenplay (Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach), costume design, production design, and original songs. However, two notable nominations were missing from that group: Greta Gerwig (best director) and Margot Robbie (best actress).

“I was incredibly disappointed that they weren’t nominated,” Ferrera says. “Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it.”

#Clique, what are your thoughts on America Ferrera’s statement?

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