ABC Is Advertising the Oscars by Having Ryan Gosling and More Scream in Horror Over Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Director Snub
13.02.2024 - 14:51
Zack Sharf Digital News Director ABC has debuted the first promotional video for the upcoming Oscars, and it features host Jimmy Kimmel in a full-blown recreation of “Barbie” that also reunites cast members Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon. In perhaps a surprising move, the advertisement directly calls out the Academy for snubbing “Barbie” filmmaker Greta Gerwig in the best director race. Gerwig’s omission is widely considered the most shocking Oscar snub this year, along with “Barbie” star Margot Robbie not making it into the best actress race.
In the promo, Kimmel seeks the advice of Weird Barbie (McKinnon) to figure out how to get to the Oscars. Their journey takes them through a recreation of the “Oppenheimer” set, where Kimmel gets to poke fun at friend Matt Damon (“that poor, incredibly hideous, disgusting, ugly man!”). The two end up in the Oscars lobby, where nominee Ferrera pops up to riff on her famous “Barbie” monologue.
She changes it from a feminist anthem to all the reasons why hosting the Oscars is the worst gig in Hollywood. “It’s literally impossible to host the Oscars,” she tells Kimmel. “You have to be extraordinary, but somehow you’re always doing it wrong.
You have to make fun of people, but you can’t make too much fun of people. You have to give everybody enough time, but you can’t go long. And you are the center of attention, but no one cares you’re there.
You can never show off, never fail, never show fear… no one says thank but everyone has something critical to say online. If it goes well, nobody says anything. If it doesn’t, it’s all your fault.” Gosling, also an Oscar nominee this year, then pops up wearing Ken’s “I Am Kenough” hoodie from “Barbie” and holding a bag of food
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