BAFTA Awards 2024: “Barbie” Snubbed In Major Categories


No one is living in a Barbie World over in the United Kingdom tonight as “Barbie” just got shut out at the British Academy Film Awards. The biggest blockbuster of last summer was up for five awards at the show Sunday — Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay along with a couple of other design awards. Unfortunately, the film’s creators are walking away without a single one — going 0-for-5 at the ceremony that’s usually a pretty good indication of the way Academy Awards voters are gonna lean.

Key Takeaway

“Barbie” faced disappointment at the BAFTA Awards, failing to secure any wins despite multiple nominations. The snubs have sparked discussions and anticipation for the upcoming Oscars.

Snubs and Surprises at the BAFTAs

“Barbie” isn’t the only awards season darling that got snubbed tonight. Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” lost all nine of its nominations while “Maestro” didn’t win one of its seven awards. However, the “Barbie” snubs feel the most significant, given the firestorm that popped off after Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie weren’t nominated for Best Director and Best Actress respectively. Everyone from random X users to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chimed in on “Barbie” not receiving those particular nominations. Margot later broke her silence on Greta’s snub, even more poignant since GG was left off the nomination list for the BAFTAs as well.

Looking Ahead to the Oscars

“Barbie” is up for eight Oscars at this year’s ceremony. Hopefully for fans, the movie has better luck there.