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Ryan Gosling: Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie Should've Been Nominated
Ryan Gosling
Has Something
to Say About
Barbie Snubs

Ryan Gosling Has Something to Say About Barbie Snubs

As do a lot of people

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling is responding to two of of this year's biggest Oscar snubs . Gosling was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Ken in Barbie, but the film's seven other nominations included a couple of notable omissions: Greta Gerwig as director (she was nominated in the...

Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year
Biggest Oscar
Snubs of the Year

Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year

'Barbie' director Greta Gerwig and star Margot Robbie are shut out

(Newser) - It's that time of year when actors and moviemakers huddle around screens for the reading of the Oscar nominations , shedding tears of joy and disappointment. For those who worked on Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which nabbed the most nominations for the 96th Academy Awards at 13, it was surely...

Even Gosling's Daughters Don't Care About Ken

Actor says he hasn't let them see 'Barbie' since 'it gets pretty crazy'

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling's daughters love Barbie. But not Barbie . As Gosling tells E! News , he hasn't let Esmeralda, 9, and Amada, 7, watch the flick in its entirety. "I don't know if you should watch your father as Ken," he says. "I don't know...

List of SAG Awards Nominees Missing a Few Big Names

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't make the cut

(Newser) - "Barbenheimer" continues to rule Hollywood's awards season, just as it did the summer box office. The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday heaped nominations on Greta Gerwig's Barbie and Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer—while snubbing Leonardo DiCaprio for best male actor, reports the AP . Each film...

Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners
Here Are Your
Golden Globe Winners

Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners

'Oppenheimer' dominates the night

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan's American epic Oppenheimer dominated the 81st Golden Globes Sunday night, winning best drama, while Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things pulled off an upset victory over Barbie to triumph in the best comedy or musical category, the AP reports. If awards season has been building toward a second match-up...

Barbie Director Finally Marries Her Ken

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach tie the knot after 12 years of dating

(Newser) - A directing power couple have tied the knot after 12 years together. A source tells Page Six that they heard Greta Gerwig, who helmed this past summer's smash hit Barbie, and Noah Baumbach, director of Marriage Story, gushing to people backstage at a Billy Joel concert on Tuesday at...

Here Are the New Golden Globe Nominations

Barbenheimer continues to dominate

(Newser) - The Golden Globes, still trying to come back from scandal and several troubled years , announced its nominations Monday for the January awards show. Barbie tops all nominees with nine, while Oppenheimer followed closely behind with eight, per the AP . A sampling of categories (see a complete list at Vanity Fair ...

Finally, a Big Win for One of the 'Forgotten Five'

Fisher-Price's Corn Popper moves from perpetual finalist to inductee in Toy Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Fans have pushed the Fisher-Price Corn Popper into the National Toy Hall of Fame, elevating it from perpetual finalist to 2023 inductee, alongside baseball cards, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Nerf foam toys, the hall announced Friday. But Barbie's kind-of boyfriend, Ken? He was left out, despite having a huge...

Oppenheimer Was a Smash Hit for IMAX

Company reports near-record quarterly revenue

(Newser) - This has been a big year for big-screen company IMAX, with Oppenheimer giving a major boost to third-quarter revenue and profits. Fast Company , which declares IMAX the "real winner" of the Barbenheimer phenomenon, reports that IMAX Corporation's results for the quarter came in ahead of expectations with revenue...

Toy Hall of Fame Fans Can Vote on 'the Forgotten 5'

Pogo stick, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, My Little Pony, PEZ, Transformers all up for a vote

(Newser) - They're playfully called the "forgotten five": A handful of toys—the pogo stick, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, My Little Pony, PEZ dispensers, and Transformers—that regularly approach toy-box royalty as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, only to be tossed back on the pile. For one...

Algeria Is Latest Country to Ban Barbie

But movie has made it to cinemas in Saudi Arabia with surprisingly few changes

(Newser) - Algeria has banned the Barbie movie for supposedly "damaging morals," though plenty of Algerians have already had the opportunity to have their morals damaged: The film was released in the North African country more than three weeks ago and 24H Algerie reports that screenings have been selling out...

Kate McKinnon's 'Weird Barbie' Now a Real Barbie

Mattel releases doll based on comedian's movie character

(Newser) - In the wildly popular Barbie movie , Kate McKinnon plays "Weird Barbie," a version of the doll that has been played with, as Mattel puts it , "just a liiiiittle too much." With her crooked hacked-off haircut, marker doodles on her face, and paint on her dress, McKinnon'...

The 'Barbenheimer' Memes Were Fun—Until They Weren't

Warner Bros. apologizes for atomic bomb-themed mashups for 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer' movies

(Newser) - The "biggest movie weekend in years" last month was thanks to the phenomenon known as "Barbenheimer"—the opening of both Barbie and Oppenheimer, two completely different films that sparked a slew of memes referencing their unlikely odd bond. Some of those memes, however, have irked the netizens...

What Critics Are Saying About Barbie
What Critics Are
Saying About Barbie

What Critics Are Saying About Barbie

It's 'sparklingly original summer entertainment' and 'a feast for the eyes and ears'

(Newser) - For Stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie), every day in Barbie Land is perfect, with the many Barbie versions living in matriarchal harmony. Then her continually arched feet go flat and she starts having thoughts about death. That sets her on a path to the Real World, where she learns that, unlike...

Greta Gerwig's '113-Minute Love Letter to Barbie'

Greta Gerwig's
Love Letter
to Barbie'

Greta Gerwig's '113-Minute Love Letter to Barbie'

Willa Paskin takes a deep dive into the director's complicated tribute to the iconic Mattel doll

(Newser) - Greta Gerwig has wondered more than once why Mattel, Warner Bros., and the producers of her upcoming Barbie movie gave her free rein to put her unusual live-action spin on the iconic doll. In her piece on the 39-year-old director for the New York Times , Willa Paskin notes that "...

'Offending Image' Keeps Barbie Out of Vietnam

Nation takes issue with map seen in film that shows China's claims to South China Sea territory

(Newser) - Greta Gerwig's Barbie may be one of the most-anticipated movies of the summer, but some Southeast Asia residents awaiting its debut will now have to travel over the border to see it. Reuters reports that the film starring Margot Robbie in the title role and Ryan Gosling as sidekick...

Latest Barbie Doll Has Down Syndrome
New Barbie Doll Is a 'Huge
Step Forward for Inclusion'

New Barbie Doll Is a 'Huge Step Forward for Inclusion'

'Fashionistas' addition has Down syndrome

(Newser) - Mattel has unveiled the latest addition to its Fashionista line of diverse Barbie dolls—a Barbie with Down Syndrome. The company says it worked closely with the National Down Syndrome Society to create an accurate depiction of a person with the genetic condition, CNN reports. The doll has a body...

Internet Goes Mad for Barbie Movie Trailer

Film stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and a host of others

(Newser) - A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Barbie movie was released Tuesday, and the internet had "fun, fun, fun" with the preview (which, yes, features the Beach Boys' song "Fun, Fun, Fun"). The trailer quickly racked up millions of views, and, as NBC News reports, users were...

Mattel Isn't Happy With 'Barbie-Que' Chips

Toy maker sues Rap Snacks and alleges trademark infringement

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj has long described herself as "Barbie." The rapper has released songs including "Barbie Dreams" and "Barbie Tingz," and her fans are known as the "Barbz." But the rapper's association with the iconic doll has finally ruffled the feathers of Barbie...

Laverne Cox Now Has Her Own Barbie
Laverne Cox Now
Has Her Own Barbie

Laverne Cox Now Has Her Own Barbie

She hopes 'kids of all gender identities can look at this Barbie and dream'

(Newser) - Laverne Cox says that as a child, she was shamed for wanting a Barbie. Now, just ahead of her 50th birthday, one has been made in her likeness—a first for a transgender woman. Mattel worked closely with the trans activist and Orange Is the New Black star on the...

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