Eva Mendes just responded to those who were critical of Ryan Gosling following his Barbie Oscar nomination

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Ryan Gosling was nominated for a 2024 Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category, and America Ferrera was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Barbie on Tuesday, February 23.

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But the fact that Barbie director Greta Gerwig and Barbie herself, Margot Robbie, were left out infuriated fans and industry insiders. 

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Nevertheless, after Ryan Gosling received a 2024 Oscar nomination for his performance in the film, Eva Mendes gushed over her longtime companion.

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Eva Mendes wrote, “So proud of my man,” on Instagram on Wednesday 24 January alongside a screenshot of a past article slamming Ryan Gosling’s performance as Ken in the 2023 film, Barbie. "

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“So much hate when he took on this role. So many people trying to shame him for doing it.” Mendes continued, “Despite all the #Notmyken ridicule and articles written about him, he created this completely original, hilarious, heartbreaking, now iconic character and took it all the way to Oscars. So beyond proud to be this Ken’s Barbie.” 

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In the June 2022 piece, Gosling was criticized as a "creepy, older West Hollywood [man] who still thinks they're in their 20s," as Mendes' post emphasized in several places. 

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The article further stated that the actor's clothes and bleach-blond hair in the film were enough to drive spectators to treatment for nightmares.

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Gosling's co-star America Ferrera mirrored Mendes' admiration for her partner. "As Ken, he is fantastic! Did a triple somersault performance," Gloria Ferrera, who portrayed the character, said.

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“We’re so lucky it was him and I’m so grateful for the way he showed up with his super stardom, and continues to show up to support all the women in this process!! He is a class act and insanely deserving and talented.”  

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