Thursday, July 25, 2024

Hillary Clinton Sends Consolation Note to Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie Over Oscars Barbie Omission


Ever gracious, Hillary Clinton has posted a nice consolation note to Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie over their not being nominated for Oscars.

Clinton knows what it’s like to lose an election but be vindicated in the end. Gerwig and Robbie are wildly rich because of “Barbie” and their movie will last forever. That does take the sting of out of yesterday.

I still feel that the international voting bloc of the Academy had more to do with the nominations than outright sexism. Gerwig has been nominated for Best Director before, for “Ladybird.” She is loved and respected. Robbie, on the other hand, is taken for granted. She deserves a special award for all her hard work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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