Greta Gerwig Breaks Silence on Oscars Snub for Directing Barbie

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Life is great for Greta Gerwig, even without that statue.

The Barbie director spoke up for the very first time because the Academy did not choose her for the Best Directing award at the 2024Oscars (Instead, the company acknowledged Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall, Martin Scorsese for Killers of the Flower Moon, Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer, Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Things and Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest)

Gerwig’s inner circle rapidly discovered the omission, as she informed TIME for a short article releasedFeb 21, “A friend’s mom said to me, ‘I can’t believe you didn’t get nominated.'”

But the Little Women alum is picking to concentrate on the favorable, consisting of Barbie‘s election for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for her and partner Noah Baumbach

“I said, ‘But I did. I got an Oscar nomination,'” Gerwig remembered informing her associate. “She was like, ‘Oh, that’s wonderful for you!’ I was like, ‘I know!'”

However, the 40- year-old acknowledged there might have been more love for Barbie, thinking about star Margot Robbie likewise stopped working to get an election for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.