Former Secretary of State and one-time presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has joined the chorus of voices criticizing the recent Oscar nominations, particularly the absence of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig from the list of nominees. The nominations have sparked widespread debate and disappointment, with many expressing outrage over the perceived snub by the Academy.
Hillary Clinton has voiced her support for Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig following the controversy surrounding their exclusion from the Oscar nominations, adding to the widespread criticism of the Academy’s decisions.
In a recent tweet, Hillary Clinton expressed her support for Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, acknowledging the disappointment of not receiving Oscar nominations despite their significant contributions to the film industry. She wrote, “Greta & Margot, While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you. You’re both so much more than Kenough,” and added the hashtag “#HillaryBarbie” to emphasize her point.
Backlash and Disappointment
Clinton’s statement adds to the growing backlash against the Oscar nominations, with many prominent figures, including actor Ryan Gosling and actress America Ferrera, expressing their disappointment over the snub. Ryan Gosling, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination, publicly denounced the fact that his co-star and director, Greta Gerwig, did not receive recognition, emphasizing their talent and contribution to the film. Similarly, America Ferrera also criticized the exclusion of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, reflecting the collective outrage expressed by many on the internet.
Notably, the composition of the Academy’s voting members has also come under scrutiny, with observations that the majority of the members are male. This has led to speculation about the potential influence of the gender imbalance on the nominations and the lack of recognition for female talents in the industry.