Robert Downey Jr’s Oppenheimer Oscars Campaign Threatened by Ryan Gosling’s Latest Barbie Win

Could Ryan Gosling beat Cillian Murphy in the Oscars? Recent win by Barbie actor tips the scales in his favour.

Robert Downey Jr’s Oppenheimer Oscars Campaign Threatened by Ryan Gosling’s Latest Barbie Win

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  • It is safe to say that both Cillian Murphy and Ryan Gosling are very strong contenders for the winning the Best Actor Oscar for 2024 Academy Awards.
  • However, a recent win by the Barbie actor in the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle seems to have put things more in the Barbie actor’s favour.
  • All hope is not lost for Oppenheimer, as in the list of top 10 films, according to the OFCC, the Christopher Nolan film ranks just above Greta Gerwig's Barbie.
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Two of the biggest films of 2023 were Oppenheimer and Barbie. It is a fact well-known by all that the previous year was ruled by the competition of which of these two films would come out on top. While both won in some or the other categories, the biggest that fans are looking out for is that of the Academy Awards. Though nominees have not been announced as of yet, it can be expected that the two films, and the actors who were a part of it, will be a part of this list.

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Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer

The question that has been on the tip of the tongues of the public is that of who will win the category of Best Actor, Cillian Murphy, or Ryan Gosling. A recent win for the Barbie actor seems to have tilted the scales in his favor. Could Oppenheimer lose to Barbie at the Oscars?

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Both Cillian Murphy and Ryan Gosling Could Win

A fact that is undeniable is that Cillian Murphy’s performance in Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer was spectacular. It was very easily visible just how much preparation, work, and dedication was put in by the actor in this role. He was able to perfectly capture all of the series of emotions experienced by Robert J. Oppenheimer, from the leading up to the Manhattan Project to the aftermath of the bombing, as well as his trial.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie
Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

On the other hand, Ryan Gosling’s work as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie stole the show completely. Fans went into the movie to watch Margot Robbie play the iconic character, but left in awe at Gosling’s performance as a character that is usually overlooked. He managed to deliver a beautifully written message in the most unexpectedly, hilarious manner, stealing the hearts of the film’s viewers

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Ryan Gosling May Have Just One-Upped Cillian Murphy and Oppenheimer

It is safe to say that both Cillian Murphy and Ryan Gosling are very strong contenders for winning the Best Actor Oscar for the 2024 Academy Awards. However, a recent win seems to have put things more in the Barbie actor’s favor. The winners for the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle recently recently announced.

The Trinity Test scene from Oppenheimer
The Trinity Test scene from Oppenheimer

It would seem that Gosling has won in the category of Best Supporting Actor, whereas Murphy’s name is nowhere to be seen in the winners’ list. All hope is not lost for Oppenheimer, however, as in the list of top 10 films of this year, according to the OFCC, the Christopher Nolan film ranks just above Barbie. It is fair to say that predicting which of these two films will win in which category for the Oscars is very difficult, and the answer to this question is highly anticipated.

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A poet and art enthusiast, Ananya Godboley is a striving academic who is pursuing a career in Criminal Psychology, currently doing an undergrad degree in Psychology. Passionate about History, Philosophy and Literature, she loves to learn about new and interesting subjects. A writer for FandomWire with over 1000 published articles, she adores all things superhero and Taylor Swift.