Whoopi Goldberg Defends the Oscars: Not Everyone Wins, It’s Not a Snub

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Whoopi Golberg Explains Oscars Voting Process Amidst Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie Omissions

In a recent episode of ‘The View,’ veteran actress and EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg addressed the uproar surrounding the exclusion of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie from the latest Oscars nominations. Goldberg, 68, expressed a nonchalant perspective on the matter, stating, “Here’s the deal: Everybody doesn’t win!”

During the January 24 episode, cohost Sunny Hostin brought up Goldberg’s own experiences with being snubbed, prompting Goldberg to clarify, “Well, but they’re not snubs. And that’s what I want to sort of point out.”

Goldberg went on to provide insight into the Oscars voting process, emphasizing that it’s not solely the “elites” who determine the nominations. “It’s the entire family of the Academy who votes for Best Picture nominations. We all vote for Best Picture, everybody,” she explained. “There are no snubs, and that’s what you have to keep in mind: Not everybody gets a prize. The movies you love may not be loved by the people who are voting.”

The recent Oscar nominations saw the movie “Barbie” receiving eight nods, including Best Picture. Notably, Margot Robbie, 33, was absent from the nominees for Best Actress, and Greta Gerwig, 40, was not recognized in the Best Director category. While cohost Alyssa Farah Griffin celebrated Ryan Gosling’s nomination, she pointed out the oversight regarding Robbie’s absence.

As the controversy unfolded, Gosling, 43, expressed disappointment over Gerwig and Robbie not being acknowledged, emphasizing their essential roles in the film’s success. “There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally celebrated film,” he stated.

Similarly, America Ferrera, 39, shared her disappointment, emphasizing the outstanding contributions of Gerwig and Robbie. “Their work in both of those categories was phenomenal, and in my book, [they] deserve to be acknowledged for the history they made, for the ground they broke, for the beautiful artistry,” Ferrera stated.

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