‘The Power Of The Patriarchy’: Shapiro Laughs As Anti-Patriarchy ‘Barbie’ Gets Shut Out Of Two Key Female Oscar Nominations

The Academy Award nominations for 2023 were announced on Tuesday and Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro gleefully noted that the film “Barbie,” which centered on attacking the so-called “patriarchy,” was not nominated in the two most prominent female categories while the leading man in the film garnered a nomination.

“So in easily the funniest story of the day, ‘Barbie,’ which, as you know, I loved,” he joked, “I thought it was an amazing film — by which I think it was absolutely overrated, trash, was unwatchable. I think that people who say they like it are lying.”

“Like Michael Moore’s movies, I think that this movie makes no sense. It has plot holes. It’s badly written, too,” he continued.

“Now, this is hilarious,” he laughed.  “It was nominated for Best Picture. I know what you guys are doing. The film made a ton of money and all the critics pretended they loved it because they had to. So it was nominated for Best Picture. Okay, fine. That’s stupid.”

He noted that while Ryan Gosling, who played Ken, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and America Ferrera was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category “for her garbage speech about how women have it so tough and ‘Oh my God, it’s so hard to be a woman,” “You know who wasn’t nominated? Barbie. Margot Robbie was not nominated. You know who else was not nominated? The greatest director of all time, Greta Gerwig.”

“Who’s the greatest?” he joked. “We all love all of her work because she’s the greatest director who’s ever directed and because everything she says is wise and brilliant and she’s so wise. She was not nominated either. “

“Oh, the patriarchy, the power of the patriarchy, even overcoming Barbie itself,” he quipped, adding, “The patriarchy will rule supreme. Because I’m gonna predict right here, right now, that Oppenheimer wins Best Picture. So in the Barbenheimer fight, Oppenheimer, which is an all-time great movie, is going to defeat Barbie, which is trash. And it should.”

“I’m rooting very, very hard for Ryan Gosling to win for Barbie because the funniest possible outcome for the movie Barbie would be for Ken to win the only award. I’m there for it. I love that the Academy accidentally did this and even more, I want only Ken from the Barbie movie to win. Those are my demands. I want it to lose every other category but only the men win. Not even because I care, but because it would be hilarious. It’d be super hilarious if the patriarchy ends up winning in a movie made about how terrible the patriarchy supposedly is,” he concluded.

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