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Barbie Takes House Simply One Oscar: Does The Academy Take Feminism Critically?


And as for the precise performances, we had Billie Eilish ship the gorgeous rendition of her aforementioned What Was I Made For and naturally, Mr Gosling – joined by Slash from Weapons and Roses plus not less than 10 Kens from the movie – deliver the Dolby Theatre down with probably the most good of all musical interludes: I am Simply Ken. An homage to Marilyn Monroe‘s 1953 Gents Favor Blondes, it was a intelligent nod to the gender function debunking that’s the central to the movie – and had Ryan and author Mark Ronson get all the auditorium to their toes for one almighty singalong. It was showbusiness gold at its absolute best.

But, awards? Any precise recognition for a movie that clearly captured the world’s hearts and minds? (And smash $1.44billion within the field workplace within the course of?) Nah. “Barbie, keep in your field,” was the deafening message. Just one golden statue was handed out for the movie – to Billie Eilish for finest tune.

Feminism, it appears, within the Academy’s eyes just isn’t one thing to really be taken significantly. No no, the development of ladies’s rights just isn’t practically as vital as a movie about males getting collectively to construct a weapon that may destroy the world. For that (Oppenheimer), in fact, is what’s worthy of seven wins.

As my feminist boyfriend sitting beside me watching it noticed: “It is just like the Oscars are trolling feminism”.

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THE OSCARS – The 96th Oscars held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, on the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and televised reside on ABC and in additional than 200 territories worldwide. (Frank Micelotta/Disney through Getty Photos)KATE MCKINNON, AMERICA FERRERAFrank Micelotta/Getty Photos

Or possibly it was the Oscars manufacturing workforce who have been trolling the Academy?

Maybe, simply maybe, the love for Barbie that was so clearly displayed all through the ceremony was truly a type of protest by the Oscars producers on the archaic and out-of-touch Academy – who determine the wins. Maybe it was their method of exhibiting some Barbie love once they knew it wasn’t going to win large on the night time, particularly following Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s snub for nominations for Greatest Director and Greatest Actress.

Lest we overlook that is an Academy who’ve discovered themselves time and time once more going through accusations of discrimination and sexism. For instance, within the practically 100 years of the Oscars historical past, solely three ladies have received for guiding: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, Kathryn Bigelow for The Damage Locker and Jane Campion for The Energy of the Canine. ‘Oscar is a person’ is a well-liked headline on the matter.

I might prefer to assume that when Barbie co-stars America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon took to the stage to current the Oscars for Greatest Documentary Quick and Greatest Documentary Function, and began studying the (random) Jurassic Park themed jokes about dinosaurs “being actual”, they have been the truth is referring to members of the Academy. As a result of dinosaurs is what they so clearly are – and in the event that they stick with it like this, the Oscars might effectively turn out to be extinct.

For extra from Emily Maddick, GLAMOUR’s Assistant Editor and Leisure Director, comply with her on @emilymaddick

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