ABC has released the first promotional video for the upcoming Academy Awards, featuring host Jimmy Kimmel in a full remake of “Barbie” that also reunites cast members Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon. In a perhaps surprising move, the ad directly criticizes the Academy for snubbing “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig in the best director race. Gerwig's omission is widely considered the most shocking of the year, along with “Barbie” star Margot Robbie's non-placement in the best actress race.
In the promo, Kimmel asks Weird Barbie (McKinnon) for advice on how to get to the Oscars. Their journey takes them through a re-creation of the Oppenheimer set, where Kimmel mocks his friend Matt Damon (“That poor, incredibly hideous, disgusting, ugly man!”). They end up in the Oscars lobby, where nominee Ferrera appears to deliver her famous “Barbie” monologue. She changed it from a feminist anthem to all the reasons why hosting the Oscars is the worst party in Hollywood.
“It's literally impossible to host the Oscars,” she told Kimmel. “You have to be extraordinary, but somehow you always do it wrong. You have to make fun of people, but you can't make fun of people too much. You have to give everyone enough time, but you can't go on for too long. And you Center of attention, but no one cares that you're there. You can never brag, never fail, never show fear… No one says thank you but everyone has something important to say online. If things go well, no one says “Anything. If it doesn't happen, it's all your fault.”
Gosling, who is also an Oscar nominee this year, is shown wearing an “I Am Kenough” jacket from “Barbie” and carrying a bag of food from In-N-Out.
“You've got an In-N-Out! It's kind of this cool trend on social media where you get it before the Oscars,” Gosling says in reference to the viral social media moment caused by Paul Giamatti's Get-N-Out. N-Out after winning a Golden Globe for “The Holdovers.”
“Actually, the trend is to have an In-N-Out after the Oscars,” Kimmel tells Gosling. “In fact, after I won the Oscar.”
“Well, it won't happen,” Gosling responds (referring to Robert Downey Jr. being the front-runner in the best supporting actor race). “Good thing Greta got it [best] The manager is in the bag!
When Ferrera told Gosling that Gerwig was not in the running for Best Director, he let out his best Caine, screaming in horror. Ferreira, McKinnon and Kimmel all follow their own cries.
Gosling and Ferrera spoke separately about “Barbie” on Oscar nominations day, and both expressed their disappointment with the Academy.
“There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making and globally celebrated film,” Gosling said in a statement. No one in the film would be recognized without their talent, persistence and genius. To say I'm disappointed they weren't nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.
“Look, I edited that statement significantly,” Gosling later said. diverse For the cover story. “I think if you said more about this, I would put on a mink and start challenging people to a beach trip on Malibu Beach.”
“Barbie” is the top-grossing nominee at the 2024 Academy Awards thanks to its $1.4 billion gross, and has been nominated for a total of eight Oscars this year. Robbie was nominated for Best Picture as one of the film's producers, while Gerwig was nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
The Oscars are scheduled to air on Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the full promotional video below.
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