Ryan Gosling has officially entered the race for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ken in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie. Warner Bros. has submitted Gosling for consideration in this category after his impressive performance that garnered praise from both fans and critics.
This is not the first time Gosling has been in the running for an Academy Award. He has previously received nominations for his roles in “Half Nelson” (2006) and “La La Land” (2016). Warner Bros. is aiming for multiple nominations for Barbie, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture, and Best Actress for leading star Margot Robbie.
The film is also eligible to submit three songs for consideration. Some of the current favorites are Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For” and “I’m Just Ken,” written Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.
The nomination process will begin on January 11, 2024, and with the film’s overwhelming critical and commercial success, it is highly likely to receive multiple nominations.
Additionally, the release of Gerwig’s Barbie movie may finally put an end to the long-standing “Barbenheimer” debate. The film will face strong competition from the Christopher Nolan biopic.
Since its release in July, Barbie has grossed over $1.36 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2023. It also holds the distinction of being the biggest film directed a solo female director, surpassing “Wonder Woman” (2017).
The film is available for digital purchase or rental on platforms such as Amazon UK, Microsoft Store, Apple TV+, Amazon US, iTunes, and more.
Sources: Variety, Digital Spy
Author: Brenna Cooper
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