Tuesday, September 26, 2023

“Barbie” for the Oscar: These categories are up for victory in 2024

Ever since Barbie hit the box office, it was clear that it was one of the most surprising cinematic phenomena of recent years. However, even before its release – and especially because it knew how to raise expectations – it smelled like awards season: the director was already a regular at the Oscars, not to mention his protagonists.

Greta Gerwig has already been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Director categories for Lady Bird, while she was nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Little Women. Its protagonists, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie, were nominated for “Half Nelson” and “La La Land” as well as “I, Tonya” and “Bombshell,” respectively. Apparently their work on Barbie was so outstanding that no one thinks it’s crazy that they could be nominated in any category.

But the path is getting shorter after the US media Variety confirmed that Warner had submitted the film in several Oscar categories. It will be the Academy that will have the final say and decide by vote whether it will be included in the nominations for the 96th edition of the awards ceremony, but it is undoubtedly the most striking.

According to the publications, the possible nomination for the script breaks the dilemma that began with the screening in cinemas. Based on the “based on Mattel’s Barbie” that appears in the film’s credits, it was not entirely clear whether it was intended to be an adapted screenplay or an original screenplay; Although nothing similar to what is shown has been published yet, the second option is chosen.

Music can include two categories: Best Original Song and Best Soundtrack. It’s obvious that he can qualify for a statuette after receiving some of the songs of the summer, which is why the media highlights this by being able to present three: What was I made for? by Billie Eilish and I’m just Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, practically as sure. Thirdly, they note Pink by Lizzo, Barbie World by Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice and Aqua and the catchy Dance the Night by Dua Lipa.

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The trio Gerwig, Robbie and Gosling could be nominated in categories that will get people talking. Ryan would win Best Supporting Actor, something viewers have been asking for since seeing him as tanned as Ken and confirmed after an appearance that confirmed the doll’s supporting role in Barbie’s life; while Margot, thanks to her role as producer, could make history by becoming the second woman to be nominated for the Best Actress and Best Film categories in the same year.

Gerwig was able to reprise the direction and original script, which she would share with Noah Baumbach, her co-writer and partner. Incidentally, it could also be present in the areas of Best Production Design, Photography, Costumes, Editing, Makeup and Hair, Sound and Visual Effects; Awards that Oppenheimer could also compete for and that will give us the definitive Barbieheimer.

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