Hillary Clinton Compares ‘Barbie’ Oscar Snub To Her Own 2016 Loss

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
Font Size:

Hillary Clinton threw her support behind Margot Robbie and “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig after they were snubbed by the Academy Awards.

Clinton stood in solidarity with  Gerwig and Robbie, while seemingly alluding to her own experience with not coming out on top, after losing to President Trump in the Electoral College in 2016. “While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you,” she wrote in a message posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

The former secretary of State went on to acknowledge the stellar work that Gerwig and Robbie put into the highest-grossing movie of 2023 by quoting a phrase from “Barbie” to drive her message home.

“You’re so much more than Kenough,” she wrote in her social media post.

Clinton signed the social media post by including the hashtag, #HillaryBarbie.

The Academy Awards sparked immediate backlash after they announced the nominations of the 96th annual awards gala Tuesday, and failed to nominate the famous director and actress.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 25: (L-R) Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie attend the State of the Industry and Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 25, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Robbie and Gerwig’s names were omitted from the list of nominations entirely, while Ryan Gosling, who co-starred as Ken in the blockbuster film, and actress America Ferrera, received nominations for best supporting actor and best supporting actress, respectively.

Gerwig and Robbie were believed to be top contenders in the best director and best actress categories.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 25: Margot Robbie attends the press junket and photo call For “Barbie” at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Gosling and Ferrera have since voiced their discontent with the situation, as have many fans worldwide. (RELATED: Barbie Cast Blasts Oscars For Snubbing Margot Robbie, Director Greta Gerwig)

The 96th Annual Academy Awards are scheduled to air on March 10 from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.