“This is a crime against humanity”: Fans Claim Olivia Colman’s Deleted Scene in ‘Barbie’ Justifies Greta Gerwig’s Oscars-Snub as a Writer and Director

Greta Gerwig got snubbed at the Oscars, and now fans are seemingly understanding why.

“This is a crime against humanity”: Fans Claim Olivia Colman’s Deleted Scene in ‘Barbie’ Justifies Greta Gerwig’s Oscars-Snub as a Writer and Director

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  • Olivia Colman reportedly had a scene in 'Barbie' with Helen Mirren.
  • However, despite being shot, the scene was deleted due to unknown reasons.
  • This has induced a lot of backlash from fans, with many even claiming it to be the reason behind Greta Gerwig's Oscar snub.
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Olivia Colman is considered one of the most legendary actresses of all time, and her one Oscar, four BAFTA awards, two Emmy awards, and three Golden Globes only justify her worth to the entertainment industry.

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But despite having bagged massively critically acclaimed roles like her most recent one as Queen Anne in Netflix’s comedy thriller series The Favorite, she was reportedly removed from Greta Gerwig’s Barbieon purpose.

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

According to recent reports revealed by none other than the very narrator of the 2023 blockbuster film herself, there was a scene in Barbie that included Olivia Colman. However, it was later removed due to reasons unknown.

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And now, enraged fans are blaming this very act by the creators of the film to be the reason why Greta Gerwig failed to even get nominated, let alone bag, what would have been her first-ever Academy Award as a writer or director.

Olivia Colman’s Scene With Helen Mirren Was Deleted From Barbie

A still from Barbie
A still from Barbie

Barbie, in itself, was a spectacular masterpiece, the sole idea of which was ignited from the depths of Margot Robbie‘s imagination. However, this masterpiece would have been even better had the creators not decided to delete Olivia Colman’s only scene in it.

During a recent interview with Variety, Helen Mirren, who notably served as the narrator in the movie, revealed that she actually had a scene shot of her and legendary actress Colman for the film. She described the scene as:

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“It was a very funny scene with Olivia Colman sort of playing drunk and us clashing about who is the real grande dame of British actresses,” Mirren revealed with a laugh. “She comes in and tries to take over the role of the Narrator and I had to fight her off.”

However, even after this scene was reportedly shot, things went in the opposite direction and ended with the scene getting deleted from the film once and for all. Helen Mirren described it as a parody scene, a revelation that proved to be a bombshell for fans, who are now asking for it to be released.

But even that isn’t all: Enraged fans are now even crediting director Greta Gerwig‘s snub at the Academy Awards 2024 to be the result of this very act of hers.

Fans Claim Greta Gerwig’s Oscar Snub is the result of Deleting Olivia Colman’s Scene

Greta Gerwig | Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/ Variety
Greta Gerwig | Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/ Variety

Considering the tremendous and critically commended success that was 2023’s Barbie, most thought of it as an easy win for Greta Gerwig. However, the director wasn’t even nominated for any category, let alone score an award.

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While fans were enraged about this act of the Academy before, the recent revelation from Helen Mirren has led to them believing that Olivia Colman‘s deleted scene justifies Gerwig’s snub.

Taking to X, here’s how they are reacting to this revelation from Mirren:

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Judging from all these responses, it seems that Greta Gerwig would have to provide a reasonable justification as to why she decided against including Olivia Colman’s scene in Barbie. That is, if she wishes to get back on their good side.

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Written by Mahin Sultan

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Mahin Sultan is a News Content Writer at FandomWire. With almost one year's worth of experience in her field, she has explored and attained a deep understanding of numerous topics in various niches, mostly entertainment.

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