Ryan Gosling's Oscar Oversight Explained

This trenchant observation press release just over the transom at ML HQ: "You’ve probably seen the news by now –- Ryan Gosling has been snubbed by the Academy. Once all the hoopla and cries of injustice die down, you’ll find that Ryan Gosling, the supposed darling of hearts everywhere, really wasn’t all that popular. In a recent survey conducted by Badoo, the world’s largest social network for meeting new people, when asked which male celeb they would like to hang out with, people overwhelmingly chose Tim Tebow (31%) and not Ryan, who brought in only 6% of the vote. Even amongst women, Ryan did poorly against the likes of George Clooney, garnering a meager 9% to Clooney’s 24%." Now you know. [Press release]


  • kung says:

    Wow, really? At least I feel sorry for the guy. Got all the precursors in 07 and snubbed for Lars and the Real Girl. Got the major ones last year and was snubbed for Blue Valentine. Stellar year, got some major precursors yet his films are nowhere to be found. I doubt that he cares, but I wonder how it feels to be teased like that.

  • Chuck says:

    Well, that explains the surprise Tim Tebow nomination.

    • KevyB says:

      Tebow shows up only because Jesus-freaks have to hang their halos on one famous person, and right now it's that loser. So when they found out there was a poll, they all groupthunk their way to the pollsite and voted. Who will it be when he's benched next year?

  • julep says:

    Are the Oscar awards about who you want to hang out with or whose performance was best? I may not want to chitchat with Gosling but I can't wait to catch him again on the big screen. He's WAAY better than Brad Pitt.

  • AS says:

    Well, to be fair, how many 15 year old girls went to go see Blue Valentine, Drive and The Ides of March?

  • Jake says:

    Most important here, Gosling is an excellent actor. I don't really care if teens think he is hot or approachable or whatever. His performances will always be remembered and that matters more than any of the petty popularity contests because his performances will still be there, bright and vivid, hundreds of years from now.

    He got beat out by Tim Tebow whose popularity can be likened to Justin Bieber. That, in an of itself, should disqualify whatever this survey is by Badoo.

    Who cares?

    • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

      "Who cares???" But it's Badoo! Which I think Sanskrit for, "I never should have gotten out of bed this morning."

      • Jake says:

        Hahaha. Or could it be Mr. Magoo's evil twin Dr. Badoo, who travels the earth searching for the shallowest people to ask them questions like "who is cool?" and "who is lame?"

  • Jessica says:

    Ryan Gosling is overrated!

  • Trace says:

    Or it could be that Drive is essentially an overly-stylelized grindhouse movie.

  • MartiniShark says:

    Poor Ryan Gosling was Oscar snubbed.He must be miserable. I too shed a tear for a deliriously famous millionaire over whom millions of females drool carnally.

  • Joseph says:

    I know why, because the members of the Academy are mostly old, male senior citizens which don't like young fine actors like Rygos!

  • stolidog says:

    That's strange. I'd rather rip my testicles off, set them on fire and shove them up my nose than hang out with Tim Tebow, but to each his own I guess.

  • Ron Pulliam says:

    Something isn't quite right about this article (published slam against Ryan Gosling is more to-the-point). Oscar isn't, necessarily, a popularity contest. What the public thinks makes not one bit of difference to the committees who select the nominees. Now if you are saying the actors in Hollywood don't much like him, then that's a different story. But that's not the gist of the story.

    • j'accuse! says:

      I'm pretty sure this is article is endemic of Stu's longstanding anti-Gosling, anti-Ron Paul agenda. He'll stop at nothing. Nothing.

  • Missy says:

    As long as he chooses interesting projects I will watch his movies. Most his performances are engaging and extremely enjoyable - can't really say that about Pitt, Di Caprio or Clooney. So that's all that matters to me really!

  • Cinephilactic says:

    Yea, I'm pretty sure that this is the least accurate story I've seen in quite some time. So a social networking site says that people don't want to hang out with Ryan Gosling and THAT'S why he didn't get an Oscar nomination?

    As Ron Pulliam suggests, that doesn't indicate at all what Academy voters think of him. There's no correlation between these completely random survey results and the Oscars. Someone clearly just wanted to create web traffic...

  • Bib Fortuna says:

    I really don't understand this guy's popularity. He's just an average actor who has gotten some choice parts. He gained some acclaim for Half Nelson... most of which was because of the "he's a pretty boy playing a despicable character. He made a bold choice picking that role!" factor. Now he's the flavor of the month being forced down everyone's throats like the latest Jude Law.

  • Larice says:

    I don't find Gosling attractive at all, too long face. But what do these stupid polls have to do with his talent as an actor and his Oscar snub?

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  • Mia says:

    This article is ridiculous!!!